Pamphlet Template Mania

It’s finally here!!! Check out this template to create a pamphlet in your own classroom. I created one for my Blended learning rotation model to show my parents about the things that I’m doing in my classroom. This easy 8 page template can be edited and changed for anything you need in the classroom. Need…

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Who Said Reading Can’t Be Fun!

Check out this new awesome technology tool called Book Creator! Book Creator is an online application and an app that allows your students to collaborate together or work alone to create an online published book. Using searchable images or photos that they’ve taken from their devices.This awesome Blended learning tool allows your students to create…

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Teacher Tired is a Real Thing

Welcome to a new school year! This is always my favorite time of year! I love to generate new ideas and set up my classroom for a new group of students. With each new school year, I get more organized and can focus on different parts of my classroom. This year, I will be opening…

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Shifting your Mindset to start Flexible Seating

The Beginning of my Flexible Seating Journey As I began using blended learning in my classroom, I knew I needed to work on shifting the mindset of not only myself, but my students as well. In order to have a true blended learning environment, you need to give your students control over the pace, path…

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FlipGrid Fever

Starting with FlipGrid I had first heard about the program FlipGrid from a few different colleagues in my county and then saw teachers posting about it on Twitter during EdcampMD. Then while planning an EdCamp for my local teachers union and I had asked FlipGrid for a couple licenses for giveaways (having no idea what…

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Valentine’s Day non-food Gift Tags Bundle

My school doesn’t celebrate by having a Valentine’s Day party, however, we do allow the students to pass out Valentine’s Day cards and non-food items. We do not allow food items because of allergies the students might have. I went to my local Dollar Tree (which I am obsessed with!) and snagged all of the…

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Classroom Job Necklaces

Building student agency in your classroom is extremely important to build independent learners and give back some of the responsibility to the class. Using classroom jobs is one way to allow for you to work independently with a small groups while the class still functions and completes their work. I created these job necklaces to…

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Education, Made-to-Order

Personalization is all around us. We see it in our everyday lives, from the stores we shop in to the restaurants we dine at. Recently, Vanguard teachers embarked on a journey in downtown Frederick, a historic, bustling area unique to Frederick County, to explore the world of personalization. Frederick County was founded in 1748. Today,…

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Book Barbecue and Text Tasting

Want to get your students excited about reading? Need a fun and creative way to get them to “try” different books. The kind of books that they would never pick up on their own, something out of their comfort zone or genre? Host a classroom Book BBQ! In the beginning of the school year, I…

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TenMarks Tracking Sheet

Are you using a Blended Learning model in your classroom? Have you ever tried TenMarks as a personalized math tool? If so, check out this TenMarks Tracking chart resource I created to help guide my students independent work time. I needed a way to help my students make goals and track their progress during their…

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Flexible Seating Pencil Box name tags

This year I started full blown Flexible Seating… and I love it!! As I started I knew I would need to adjust and create things to help my students. The first thing I needed to make was a parent letter and student contract.   I also needed to create a way for my students to…

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Recommended Math Books for Elementary Financial Literacy

List of Recommended book for K-3 – Financial Literacy Bunny Money – By: Rosemary Wells If you made a Million – By: David Schwartz Lemon and Lemonade – By: Nancy Loewen Once Upon a Dime – By: Nancy Kelly Allen and Adam Doyle Arthur’s Pet Business – By: Marc Brown Pizza at Sally’s – By:…

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Instant Ink is a LIFE Saver!

How many of you have spend $100’s maybe $1000’s of dollars on ink! I know I go to the store and spend at least $65 on ink each month. Some slow months I can make it last a month and a half. =-( The days of spending $780+ a year are OVER! I can tell…

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