Archive for the ‘Back to School’ Category

QR Code Listening Center

Need a cheaper way to create a listening center in your classroom? Or just want a personalized touch to your existing listening center? Look no further! When I taught Kindergarten this was the perfect solution for a quick picture book read aloud and the students LOVED using the OR codes to gain access to the…

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Readie 500 – Reading Challenge

Read Across America Month is almost here! Need a way to get your students excited about reading each day at school or at night for homework? Check out these Readie 500 racetrack charts to help students get motivated to read a little extra everyday. I use them in my classroom to help get the students excited…

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School supplies labels

I was just recently wanting to label my school supply bins and made up these easy to cut out signs. You can grab yourself a copy of this printout here. There are blank labels available too, however if you wish for something that is not listed there, please let me know and I will add…

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Classroom Attention Grabbers for students

Need some different and fun ways to get your students attention? Here are some quick and easy ways to get the attention of your students. Print this FREEBIE and hang it in your classroom for your students to see. I teach them a new one each week and then I mix it up throughout the…

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Education Hashtags – Elementary & Secondary

Want to stay on top of the elementary or secondary education world? The best way is to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN). I would start in your own building and then branch out to the world of Twitter. Here you can use hashtags to find the newest of the new, participate in Twitter chats and…

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Education Hashtags – General

Want to stay on top of the education world? The best way is to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN). I would start in your own building and then branch out to the world of Twitter. Here you can use hashtags to find the newest of the new, participate in Twitter chats and advance your profession….

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Certificate & Newsletter Generator

Happy Text Tip Tuesday! This week you can check out the attached PDF to access a website with FREE templates to create certificates and newsletters. I created a quick example pictured below on the Golden Spoon Award. I hope you find a quick and easy way to use this in your classroom or to communicate…

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Clock Numbers! *Freebie Friday*

Use these quick and easy clock numbers to label your classroom or at home clock. This is a great way to start your students on the “right hand” when learning how to read time. You can download them on my TPT site here! Enjoy this Freebie Friday and check out more every friday at Fair…

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All About Me Bag

Welcome back to school! Here is a nice way to get to know your students better. Have them collect five small items to fit in a brown paper bag to share about their lives. This is a great way to have your students practice speaking and listening with each other. Visit my TPT site to…

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Welcome Back Bag

My new awesome teammate showed me this new great idea! A welcome back bag for students. It is to be put together and ready for them on their desk the first day of school. All you need is… brown paper bags or plastic if you would like sharpened pencils small cap erasers cotton balls stars…

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Let’s “SPRING” into a GREAT school year!

I found these awesome slinkies at a yard sale… yeah, if you know me, you know I love a good yard sale! They were brand new and a bright neon color! You can find similar slinkies here, some as low as $0.24 each! Then I thought of a cute saying to welcome my Third graders back…

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7 Up Lifting Ways to Start the School Year

I am the mentor of my school and at the beginning of every year I meet with the new teachers. I also meet with them frequently throughout the year. Today I met all the new teachers at my school and wanted to make sure they felt welcome. I packed a few snacks and some chocolate…

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