Archive for the ‘Just for FUN’ Category

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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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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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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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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Dr. Seuss Day Resources

Here are a few ideas for Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, March 2nd! Read Across America Day is a great celebration of books and reading! Check out a few post on some Dr. Seuss activities! Lorax Mustache print out   Wacky Room Quiz Hop on Popcorn snack Print out

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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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Guest Readers for the Classroom

During the school year, my teammate and I invite guest readers (parents, grandparents, family and community members) to read to the children on each Friday of the week. We use the website called SignUpGenius.com to have the guest reader sign up. The website is a free resource to help people to sign up for events. It…

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Classroom Job Name badges

Buy these awesome pirate themed name tags (fits in an Avery template label holder- 2945) to have the students wear their job for the day or week. These print and fit into a plastic badge holder perfectly. Visit my TPT site to download them today! You can also just cut them out and laminate them to…

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End of the year gift ideas!

Need to get your students something for the end of the school year? Grab a piece of sidewalk chalk and a small bouncy ball and throw them in a snack sized ziploc baggie. Then print these tags off and staple them on. BINGO! You have a cute and easy gift for each of your students….

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Using Kahoot in the Classroom

Do you want a need way to assess you students in the classroom? Have you heard of Kahoot? “Kahoot! Is One Of The World’s Fastest Growing Learning Brands. Loved In Over 180 Countries, Our Free Game-Based Platform Enables More Meaningful, Playful And Powerful Experiences, In Classrooms And Beyond. Here’s how: Stimulates collaboration and social learning….

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Pirate Book Box BLANK

Simply print and write your own labels. You can use them for book boxes and much more! 18 different labels to choose from, all pirate/mermaid themed. Check out pre-made book box labels too. Download here

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Test Motivation PowToon Video

Thank you to a fellow educator, Kate Best at my school for making this quick video to help motivate our students before testing! Feel free to use and share! Thanks! http://www.powtoon.com/show/bZSGT0JBw1v/?playOnLoad=1

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