classroom management

#Hashtag Emoji Awards

I’m so excited to use these new awards this year in my classroom!  They will work for ANY grade level and the kids love them because of how “trendy” they are! With over 30+ templates there is something for each student in your class!  It even comes with a end of year fill in sheet…

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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 any classroom and I know for SURE will be something I use this year to promote our…

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Classroom Community with ART!

Want a great EASY art project that builds classroom community?! Look no further!! With literally 3 steps, this easy canvas print is a fantastic inspirational addition for years to come.  Here’s how it works: 1.  We brainstormed to come up with one word to be the motto for our class.  We each came up with…

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NO 1:1 = NO PROBLEM

What can you do with little tech…to greatly improve instruction?! Here are some ideas we used this year that you can rock with just 1 computer or iPad! 1.  TWITTER – now as an individual I hardly use twitter (gasp!) I’ve tried and tried and had no success with sticking with it BUT for Global…

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Upper Elementary Management – FAVORITE tip!

This is one of my favorite tips to use in the classroom.  As a teacher, I can always work on my classroom management!  I feel like I get a little better every year but who knows..I do try at least. In our schedule, I teach 4th and 5th science and the 5th grade teacher teaches…

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What’s New With You: Caring Classroom

I’m starting a short mini-series on some things I want to try during this school year.  Join me on this journey by following along – I’d love to hear what new things you are trying this year! Starting in an older grade, I wanted to promote a real environment of caring in my classroom.  I wanted…

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Editable iPhone Name Tags and Rosters

So with all the craziness of moving the past month and finishing summer school the next school year has been on the back burner.  I didn’t know what theme I wanted in my room. Did I want a theme? How does it benefit students? Somehow, I stumbled upon some technology clipart and the rest is…

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Getting ready for the Elf (FREEBIE!)

So I plan on jumping on the Elf bandwagon this year and am extremely excited to start this with my Kindergarteners! I’ll give a quick run down of what I plan to do and stick around for the FREEBIE! Today, we read the Elf on the Shelf book because our elf will be arriving right…

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FREE Kindergarten Name Writing Practice

We know that Kindergarten Name Writing Practice is so important! Such a foundational element to beginning writing skills. Even in preschool this skill is taught and focused on. I’m here with the EASIEST way to practice and implement name writing practice in prek and kindergarten! Checking in for a quick and simple idea that was…

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A Year in Review

I took a look back today and realized my blog is over a year old! Wow does time fly?! To think how far I’ve come in one year 🙂   I’m taking a trip down memory lane today and recording some of what has been happening in the last year.  Looking back, I can’t believe…

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