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Category: SEASONAL IDEAS AND ACTIVITIES FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

Turkey in Disguise Writing Project and Craft Ideas

Turkey in Disguise: Disguising a turkey is such a fun and creative project that gets kids excited about November writing. It is something I have personally used in my own classroom at least (gulp) sixteen times and this year I am using it in the homeschool setting. This post will

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Christmas Gifts for Parents from Students

If you are brainstorming ideas for Christmas gifts for parents from students, then you’ve found the right place! This digital and printable holiday gift for families is a great student Christmas gift to parents, but it also works for Hanukkah and other holidays, too. It can even be used as

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Pumpkin Book Projects

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to motivate your students in the month of October? When you add a bit of Halloween fun to literacy activities, even your most reluctant readers become enthusiastic about books. This post will explain how I use PUMPKIN BOOK PROJECTS each year to get

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Haunted House for Sale Writing Project and Craft Ideas

Haunted House for Sale Writing Project Halloween writing activities make October one of the best months for engaging and motivating kids to improve their craft as authors. This post will share Halloween writing prompts, craft ideas, and even a FREE printable resource to help elementary teachers with their lesson plans.

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8 Things Teachers MUST DO on the 1st Day of School

I’ve had a lot of first days of school as a teacher and have learned a few things along the way. This list of 8 things a teacher must do on the first day of school contains back to school activity ideas, tips for classroom management and organization strategies to use

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Penguin Activities for Kids

You guys. I now know A LOT about penguins.  I spent the entire winter break researching and creating a HUGE printable resource packet jam-packed with standards-based Penguin Activities for all subject areas.  And now if I ever find myself in front of Alex Trebek I’m hoping the final Jeopardy category

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New Year Writing and Craft Activities

New Years activities are a great way for kids to reflect on the past year and set goals for the year ahead. Many teachers at the elementary level focus on developing a growth mindset and goal setting ties in perfectly with that. This post shares a New Years writing and

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20 Teaching Tips & Free Resources for December

Teachers work harder than Santa on Christmas Eve when they are getting ready for the month of December. It’s a very busy time of year! As a way of saying thanks for all you do for your students, I created this free resource to help you make December feel less

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Holiday Gifts for Parents from Students

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Oh, wait… Is that now or the start of summer vacation? Either way, this time of year is all kinds of busy, crazy, fun and exciting when you work with elementary students. At the same time, it is insanely exhausting and can

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