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The SECRET Slime Ingredient You’ve Never Heard Of

Slime is ALL. THE . RAGE and rightfully so – I mean even as an adult I love getting my hands dirty and coming up with all kinds of combinations! Most recently on a day off I worked…

Prefix Patients

Are you looking for a way engage students in content?! Why not let them be doctors?! This is one of my favorite classroom transformations!  Prefix patients gives students a chance to communicate and practice the meaning of prefixes…

Nonfiction “level up” day

Many of you have asked about my Nonfiction Video Game Level Up day – all the details I have to give are below.  This will review text features, nonfiction comprehension, context clues and text structure.  Students will have…

Positive Notes – Building Classroom Community!

This year I knew I wanted to start focused morning meetings with my students.  Once I try them out I’ll write more about ideas I plan to use but this one is something that can be done in…

Top 3 – A First Day of School Post for Upper Elementary

How to have the best first day and set the tone for the rest of the year! Obviously setting clear expectations from the start is essential!  I have an awesome 3rd grade teacher (I jokingly call her my…

Emoji Intro Back to School!

😍😄😎 EMOJI INTRO 🤓🤑🤔 Just posted and ON SALE – so excited to use this on our first day to get to know students! Fun questions to break the ice and a great display= win, win! #iteachtoo #iteach345…

10 Easy Stations for Building Circuits!

Before moving to the older grades I was petrified of teaching electricity and circuits because I didn’t know! Brushing up on the material is now one of my favorite things to teach with so many ways to showcase…

What your Literacy Block is MISSING!

   A listening center is crucial for any reading block.  Starting out teaching I felt this would be an impossibility for my classroom and had so many unanswered questions – how much? how do I get stories? Where…