It’s holiday time! Dust off those holiday school resources, and let’s plan the most epic holiday seasons ever! My stomach is rumbling just thinking about all the food and decoration and lights and …. food! The holidays bring so much cheer and excitement as families celebrate different holidays, share traditions,
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Students love games…video games, board games, cat games, drawing games, etc. Using games in the classroom engages students in learning and challenges them to improve. According to the Smithsonian Science Education Center, gamification within the educational setting may stem all the way back to Dmitri Mendeleev (the 19th-century Russian scientist).
Everywhere you look, new digital resources are springing up. Sometimes you don’t need new resources. You just need to give your old resources a digital sprucing up. Use this step-by-step guide to learn how to digitize worksheets you already have in your classroom toolbox. If you’ve been wondering how resource
Now, maybe I’m dating myself here, but do you remember the old days when practicing math facts was all about the teacher holding up flashcards and doing daily timed worksheets (sometimes on colored paper!)? Some of us look back on those days and appreciate the simplicity of the redundant exercises.
Fall Break week is both awkward and a total relief. Awkward because a Thursday Thanksgiving holiday means that the week only has two or three days in it, and relief because it represents the end of the drought that is October in the classroom. Many teachers and students haven’t had
If you’d rather watch paint dry than come up with figurative language examples and activities, give your brain a break because this post will leave you feeling like a kid in a candy store! This blog post contains 40 figurative language examples that will make you cheer like a teacher
Close reads have just gotten trendier. In true 2020 fashion, the Close Reading resources with Mystery Pictures that you know and love are now going digital! Close reading strategies are taught to help students explore a text more deeply by digging into the text multiple times, but these aren’t just
There are few certainties in the world these days, but one thing I know for sure is that if you teach upper-elementary math, you are going to be teaching place value this year and you are going to need place value resources. I also know that if you teach 5th
School supplies are on the store shelves, which can only mean one thing…it’s BACK TO SCHOOL season. Each year, I love finding new back to school resources to use in the classroom. Back to school season has always been one of the most joyous and nerve-inducing times of the year
What is greater than ‘done-for-you’ math warm ups? ‘Done-for-you’ math warm ups designed to implement immediately in your classroom for the WHOLE YEAR. When I started creating resources for other teachers in my content area, I knew that to be really helpful, I would need to look at teacher pain