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Vampire didn’t attack Taylor Swift because she had Bad Blood – Jokes to introduce punctuating dialogue

Punctuating dialogue you must use – Jokes! This has to be one of my favorite tricks to pull out of my sleeve! Jokes lend themselves so well to dialogue for a couple of reasons: they are short! Long…

PLOT TWIST – Up Your Writing Prompt Game to the Extreme

Interactive writing prompts are here! Writing stamina can be such a struggle in the younger grades – really in all of elementary. Long writing projects have a place and create detailed work but sometimes students lack focus spending…

I’m a teacher that dislikes seasonal decor and that’s ok

Seasonal decor – let’s talk about it in the the teaching realm. I am firmly in the camp of NO seasonal decor whatsoever. That hasn’t changed since year 1. I wouldn’t say it’s a controversial topic per say…

LOOK – how to display student work all year the easy way

Displaying student work is a great routine to establish at the beginning of the year that can make your year go SO SMOOTH! (read about some other great routines to set Day 1) Choose great paper for student…

Map Masters – Geography and Map Skill practice at your fingertips – FREE download

What is Map Masters: Map Skill practice (along with US geography) was taught in fourth grade in my state. I really loved this content! It was quite a bit of rote memorization for states and capitals but the…

Interactive Back to School Bulletin Board – Parents, Students, Staff focused!

A back to school bulletin board can set the tone for your classroom or building! Why not make it interactive?! Honestly…this could be used at any time of the year as well. I have seen the trendy “wings”…

Building Classroom Community and Relationships through Positive Talk, Vocabulary and Compliments

The beginning of the year is the BEST time to build classroom community through relationships. Do not let that discourage you as it can happen any time of the year! Here are my top ideas for establishing classroom…

Student Engagement ALL. YEAR. LONG: Your Best Ideas to Keep Up Momentum and your Class Running Smooth

You already have your great back to school ideas especially for Open House and are looking to find great classroom routine that will help your class run SO SMOOTH all. year. long! 1. Incorporate Listening in your reading…

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