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3 tips for ending the school year

3 Tips for Ending the School Year on a High Note

Ending the school year does not have to be stressful! Over the years, I’ve collected some ideas to help make the last few weeks or days run smoothly. Check out these tips to end your school year

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Inexpensive & Easy End of the Year Gifts for Students

Inexpensive & Easy End of the Year Gifts for Students

  Gift giving is one of my favorite things to do. Therefore, I always make sure I have some end of the year gifts for students.   …BUT my school is departmentalized.  Therefore, we have

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5 End of the Year Activities and Ideas to Keep Students Engaged and Learning

5 End of the Year Activities and Ideas to Keep Students Engaged and Learning

There is no tired quite like “end of the year teacher tired”, am I right?  During this time, we are all looking for easy and low prep end of the year activities to keep students learning AND engaged.

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Academic Ways to Use Would You Rather Questions for Kids in the Classroom

Have you ever met a kid who doesn’t love playing Would You Rather? Because I certainly have not! When planning instructional activities with my students, I’m always thinking about games or activities

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How to Use Movement to Make Test Prep Fun for Students

Test prep is often one of those things that everyone, students AND teachers, dread. But unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere soon.  Therefore, I’ve made it my mission to come

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How to Keep Students On Task When Working Independently

Let’s face it… there is no better feeling than when you look around your classroom and every single student is engaged and on task, doing exactly what they were assigned to do during their independent

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benefits of classroom escape rooms

7 Benefits of Using Classroom Escape Room Challenges

Classroom escape room challenges are all the rage right now.  I’m not kidding when I say that my students literally CHEER when they find out that we are doing an escape room activity! Nothing makes

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Engaging ELA Halloween Activities Your Students Will Love

Holidays can be such exciting times in the classroom. However, with all the craziness of costumes and trick-or-treating happening, it can be tricky to get students to maintain focus so that the entire

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morning meeting for upper elementary

The Morning Meeting Blueprint for Upper Elementary Teachers

Do you want to know my favorite part of the school day? You guessed it, morning meeting! A morning meeting is a chance for the whole class to come together and learn in so many different ways.   A daily

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tips for building positive relationships in the classroom

5 Tips for Building Positive Relationships in the Classroom

Want to know my best classroom management strategy? No, it’s not doesn’t involve any special gadgets or require a special program. While some classroom management tools can be helpful at times, I

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