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Classroom Management

Early Finisher Ideas

Early Finishers in the Upper Elementary Classroom

Early finishers…I don’t recall being taught about them in college but the struggle of what exactly to have them work on is REAL. Teacher Struggles with Early Finishers When I first started teaching, I would just have them read if they finished something early. Seemed easy enough. But some students

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Student Accountability During Centers

Before teaching 5th grade for 10 years, I taught Preschool (3-year-olds). So, using centers to teach and engage learners has always been a part of my lessons. It wasn’t until I taught 5th grade, though, that I knew I needed a student accountability piece during centers. During the time that

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Indoor Recess: 20+ FUN Ideas to Save Your Sanity

There are many reasons that you may need to resort to having indoor recess. Rain, snow, sleet, and freezing temperatures all can put a big damper on going outdoors. I personally hate indoor recess; the noise, the moving around, the close quarters, the inability for the kids to get their

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Fit Brag Tags into Your Already Busy Day!

I’m back with my third and final post about Brag Tags or Braggin Badges…for now anyway 🙂 This time I’m talking about how I squeeze Brag Tags into an already busy schedule.  We’ve already talked about how to get them started and organizing them in my two previous posts.  So now

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Getting Organized with Brag Tags

Hey all!  I’m back here to give you some more information about Brag Tags…how to get organized with them!  In my last post, we talked about getting them ready to use for classroom management before the school year starts so you can be ready to encourage and motivate your students from

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