The Winners and Books of the Summer Reading Fun List Sweepstakes

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With the summer reading season in full swing, we wanted to discover what your favorite summer reading book was. Thus, the Summer Reading Fun List Sweepstakes was born! We felt it would be a great way for you to share your experiences and hopefully find some reading ideas to share with your new class in… Read more »

A love letter to our teachers…

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There you stand. One against many. Covered in chalk dust, you wonder, “Did it work?” “Is it in there?” “Do you understand me?” And your mind goes back to Sunday night as you stare at the well-worn notebook that contains your copious notes, full of graphite marks and inked circles. The hours of painstaking review… Read more »

Help students become confident answering multiple choice questions

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Building simple routines that help kids learn to answer multiple choice questions into the routine early in the year makes preparing for assessments later in the year so much easier! More information about this concept from Common Core Connection. Many of us need to help our kids become confident with the format of multiple choice… Read more »

Rewarding positive behavior

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Looking for some ideas to start implementing positive reinforcement in the classroom? Here’s some unique tips from two shopkeepers. Positive Reinforcement by Socrates Lantern Kids always do better when given positive reinforcement. So, after you correct tests, English compositions, reports, or anything else, always write a note along with the grade. Of course it’s easy… Read more »

The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School (felt board activity)

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Take your favorite storybook and create the characters out of felt for your students to do sequencing activities, retell, and just have fun with! Here is the step-by-step DIY from Playful Learning Brooklyn. A wonderful classroom read around the holidays is The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School. Using my best crafting skills, I was… Read more »

Active kids make better learners

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You’ve seen the glazed look on your students faces. They’ve entered the zoned out, checked out, I’ve-got-to-get-out-of-here period of instruction. Here’s some quick tips from Peaceful Playgrounds Shop on getting them refocused and ready to learn. Basic vs super charged brain breaks A basic brain break is a two or three minute break away from… Read more »

Gobble up these Thanksgiving freebies

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The holidays are a stressful time. Let us help make holiday planning in the classroom a breeze! Here are some of our favorite free Thanksgiving classroom activities. Free Thanksgiving Toddler Mini Printable from Preschool Printables Writing, coordination and counting activities for pre-K/K. Save the Turkeys! A Fun Craftivity from Wild About Firsties Writing prompt plus… Read more »

Tech Tuesday: Free math apps for your students!

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In today’s post, Krazyaboutteaching shares a list of her favorite math apps for students. Students love technology. Using free educational apps in the primary grades is an excellent way to get children excited about learning. Today’s focus will be on math apps. Krazyaboutteaching shares 7 free math apps for iPhone/iPad that are fun and educational!… Read more »