Get Organized for Back To School

These Back To School organization tips will help any classroom get whipped into shape before fall. As a teacher, I find it a challenge to motivate myself to clean my classroom before Back To School. I strategize everything and plan out to “work smarter, not harder.” I plan my classroom supplies organization strategy, label all […]

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Why Do Genius Hour in Elementary School?

What is Genius Hour? Do you struggle with your student’s engagement? Interested in hosting a Genius Hour for Elementary, but don’t know where to start? You’re NOT alone. This great inquiry based program helps students focus on the project of their choice. This model of teaching was created by large tech companies (like Google) who […]

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Teaching Fractions with Candy

Imagine you are looking for the perfect fraction manipulatives. Now imagine your students are having a party or have candy in front of them. NOW, combine the two. These are great activities for teaching fractions year round, but especially perfect for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or any school party! And you can eat the candy afterwards […]

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Free 5th Grade Math Activities

Imagine this – free curriculum that’s not boring. These are my top free 5th grade math activities. If you are looking for math for 5th grade, on a budget, you’re at the right spot! But this isn’t your average worksheets, because that’s not my teaching style. First time to my blog? Welcome! I create unique […]

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5th Grade Graduation Ideas

5th grade graduation is a huge milestone for families and your students. As a 5th grade teacher, our students transition to middle school is a fun (and sometimes emotional) event! It’s so important to make this elementary school graduation special, so how will you plan it? Work with the other 5th grade teachers to develop […]

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Climate change for kids

Global warming – it’s a tricky subject to tackle, but it such an important matter to discuss with your students. When do we start introducing environmental resources for school? How do we teach climate change for kids? What if the parents disagree with global warming lessons? These are all very real questions we need to […]

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Plan A Vacation Math Project

If you have not used project based learning yet, start now with this easy to use plan a vacation project. You can find the entire end of the year PBL at my TPT store. It’s especially great for end of the year math projects when you are busy with other tasks, such as planning a […]

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What To Do If You Have A Bad Principal

If you feel like you have a terrible principal, I’ve been there. When doing their job properly, principals can change the dynamic of a school. A good leader encourages their employees to be their best, pushing everyone to their highest levels of success. He or she creates a negative school environment, and often times the […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Teacher Self Care

Is your teacher to do list overwhelming? Do you want to find work life balance? Do you have a bad principal who stresses you out? This guide to teacher self care will help you achieve everything scheduled in your teacher planner AND focus on the things that make you happy! Why Teacher Self Care is […]

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Teacher Self Care Ideas for Summer

Teacher burnout is a huge problem, and keeping a regular practice of self care can help prevent it. I wanted to share a fun summer teacher bingo game with you to help!! During the summer, you should NOT be thinking about school or teaching, but using this time to unwind and beat teacher fatigue. Use […]

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