As we start to THINK about the upcoming school year you probably have the same question that most teachers have, “How can I possibly fit everything in my day?” It’s tough, we all know that! One of the areas that I always felt like I didn’t do a great job with was teaching vocabulary. SOOO…I decided to create a Word of… Read More
Back to School 40 Book Challenge Bulletin Board
Back to school time is always overwhelming, but also fun. It’s a fresh start. A chance to put your new room together! A couple of years ago, I started putting up a 40 book challenge bulletin board. My goal is to have students read 40 books each year and this was a way to have it right there in front… Read More
Growing Plants in the Classroom…The FUN Way!
Growing plants in the classroom can be fun and easy. This year, a parent of one of my students wrote a grant and got us a Click and Grow Indoor Growing System. The small system has a base that fills with water, three round pots that fit inside of the base, and an LED light arm that extends above the… Read More
Keep Your Students’ Headphones ORGANIZED
Headphones. Can. Be. A. Nightmare! There, I said it! My kids had the hardest time keeping their headphones organized in the past. The cords were tangled, they were hanging out of their cubbies, the cord on one side got ripped out, the list goes on and on! This drove me crazy! Last summer, I was at my local Dollar Tree… Read More
NEVER LOSE A PENCIL AGAIN!
Anyone struggling with missing pencils? Here is a plan to help your students NEVER LOSE A PENCIL AGAIN! Try this out! Each student gets 4 pencils to keep inside of his/her toothbrush holder. Yes, a toothbrush holder! You know, the kind that you can get at Wal-Mart, The Dollar Store, or Amazon! Place the student’s name on the pencil case and… Read More
Want an EASY Easter Egg Hunt?
Easter Egg Hunts are such a fun part of being an elementary teacher! What’s even better? A fun, EDUCATIONAL, and EASY Easter Egg Hunt! I created two different Easter Egg Hunts to help you have some fun with your students. For both Egg Hunts, you will need plastic Easter Eggs. It’s totally up to you how many colors you want, but… Read More