Turn your Students into ELVES!

Simple project to do the day before Winter Break! Cut some long strips of green paper (4 of each students). Cut out a pair of mittens for each student, a red hat, and come green shoes! Use writing paper as the body; have the students write an original story about their elf. While they are…

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Fraction Peacocks! 

Check out this super cute way to have your students show off the things they learned about fractions! Everything from equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, placing fractions on number lines, and showing sets and a whole fraction!  They also do a great job jazzing up your hallway display. My students decided to make turkeys too! Some…

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Certificate Magic!

If you or your school is looking for a quick and easy way to create personalized certificates, you are in luck! This amazing website does them for you in an instant! You enter your information and then download your personalized certificate as a PDF! The best part is…. you can use it as many times as…

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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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Math Fact Fluency Activities

My students are just starting the journey with multiplication fact fluency. I believe that they need to have a strong base with addition before they can move onto successfully being able to multiply. I wanted a way to showcase their accomplishment when passing levels of math fact fluency. I use a lot of different reasons…

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Area Battleship

Teaching area to my students this week and they needed a little speaking and listening activity to go with it. Any chance I have to get my students up and moving or working in a group… I’m there! I also really wanted my students to focus on using the correct math vocabulary. “Area, square units,…

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My Journey to National Boards

Each year I take a group of teachers to Annapolis (MSEA building) for a SPARKS training. The training is geared to help teachers in the union with all types of professional development (PD). The types of PD we present on is everything from classroom management to becoming a leaders in your building. We have a…

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Thanks for POPping in!

Print this paper out from my Teachers Pay Teachers account and add it to a small bag of popcorn or a lollipop to give to your students at Back to School night or Meet and Greet with your teacher before school. **Comes in Blue and Pink  

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Pillars of Adult Learning Theory

Andragogy and Self-Directed Learning: Pillars of Adult Learning Theory Constructing understanding of the peers (adult learners) you are about to train is very important for many reasons. It requires for the facilitator to understand both cognitive and metacognitive elements for themselves and the people they are teaching. You must be able to teach them to…

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Presentation Tech Tool Review for Teachers

I decided to review the following three presentation tools to use with training other educators. I wanted something that would match up with adult learning theory:   PearDeck – Create interactive presentations with student feedback.  Create “take aways” about how students respond – good for study guides or teacher planning. NearPod – Make interactive presentations…

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LoTi Framework

When thinking about the technology tools that best support the idea of the Levels of Teaching Innovation (LoTi) framework, I envision teachers assessing students on their performance working with a team, not individuals working on an isolated subject. I also picture students doing more exploring while the teacher facilitates the room. Technology tools that I…

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Volunteers are so REFRESHING!

Want a quick and easy way to thank your school’s volunteers? We are hosting a volunteer luncheon and wanted to provide a quick gift for them as they leave. I bought a case of mini waters and some individual Crystal Light packets.  You can pick up crystal light packets at any grocery store. I bought…

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Teaching Digital Citizenship to the Teachers and Students

Lately, I have been having conversations with a few fellow educators on how to model good digital citizenship with their students. I told them that I first have my students use our paid databases to obtain materials and content to use for their work. My students and I also talk about why we use each…

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