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Digital Data Folders for Students

Digital Data Folders for Students

Data Tracking for Students Do your students keep track of their own data? Do your students even know what the scores on their papers mean? Let us...

Mindful Breaks

Mindful Breaks

Mindfulness You can't go anywhere these days without hearing about mindfulness. Mindfulness is calmly acknowledging our thoughts and feelings...

Affirmations

Affirmations

Mindfulness and Positivity More and more these days people young and old are practicing mindfulness techniques. Mindfulness is calmly acknowledging...

Grouping Cards

Grouping Cards

GROUPING CARDS provide an easy way to make collaborative groups. These cards provide a fun, quick way to group students in 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s or...

Mindfulness in the Classroom

Mindfulness in the Classroom

Have you heard the buzz about mindfulness & meditation in schools?  It seems everywhere we go, people are recommending mindfulness. ...

Classroom Management Tips

Classroom Management Tips

Can you believe it? The dog days of summer are winding to a close, and it's already that time when teachers are madly preparing for the new school...

Classroom Transitions

Classroom Transitions

"If you can't line up quietly, then we will sit back down and try again." I know I've said it over and over again. After 8 years of teaching I've...

Classroom Attention Getters

Classroom Attention Getters

Each year I seem to settle into one signal to regain my students' attention throughout the day. Last year, I would say "class, class" and they would...

Classroom Shout-Outs

Classroom Shout-Outs

We all know that students react far better to positive reinforcement than negative interactions. With this in mind, I created SHOUT-OUTS as a way to...

Why is Morning Meeting Magical?

Why is Morning Meeting Magical?

Morning meeting is an engaging way to start each day and an easy way to build a strong classroom community. Teachers and students sit in a circle...

Student Led Morning Meeting

Student Led Morning Meeting

Do you teach morning meeting in your classroom? A morning meeting consists of 5 components: message, greeting, reading, sharing, and activity. It's...

Full Day Sub Plans Based on a Book!

Full Day Sub Plans Based on a Book!

Do ALL teachers hate writing sub plans as much as we do? Whether it's for PD, vacation time, or a sick day,creating plans for a substitute is...

Text Dependent Questions

Text Dependent Questions

Text Dependent Questions for Elementary Grades If there is a literacy topic I feel passionate about, it’s text dependency.  I became a teacher in...

Get Your Students to Greet Each Other

Get Your Students to Greet Each Other

Help build classroom community  and get your students to greet each other! Good Morning! As adults, we are accustomed to greeting others. We look...

The Anatomy of an Elementary Lesson Plan

In this article we breakdown the 4 key commonents of an elmenetary lesson plan and how to select activities for a lesson plan. Get tips for easy lessson plans, ideas for engaging kids and more!

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