Whether you already teach about Nocturnal Animals or you’re just thinking about covering it this year, I’m here to save you some planning & prep time on a unit your kids will love!! In this one post, you’ll find tons of creative ideas and resources for an awesome & engaging unit! (PS. Be sure to pin it so you can find it later & share with your teacher-friends!) Let’s face…

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Sign-Ups for the 2016 Gingerbread Man Exchange have Closed Sign-Ups for the 2017 Valentine Exchange will open in early January! Thanks to everyone for making this year so much fun for the kids! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  The holiday season is my absolute favorite time of the year in an elementary classroom.  The joy in the children’s eyes is a daily reminder of why I became…

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My “trick” for today is simply a reminder…something we all know is beneficial but it often gets pushed aside in the chaos of day to day teaching.  The majority of parents want to be involved in their child’s education.  However, with the ever increasing rigor it is becoming more difficult for parents to feel like they have a part in their child’s education. In order to help facilitate more parent…

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Welcome to October!  October brings the promise of cooler weather here in Texas which I am  really looking forward to!  Unfortunately, October also brings on the dreaded teacher slump…..the excitement of back to school is over and then you realize the next holiday is not until Thanksgiving…ugh!!!  Hopefully, as you browse through this month’s pins you will be able to find a bit of inspiration to bring some fun into…

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Welcome to this month’s Pick 3 Party!  Thanks for stopping by!  If you are looking for some inspiration for your classroom this month, you have come to the right place! I just completed my second week with students.  Thankfully routines are starting to run a little more smoothly and we are having productive days.  Here are a couple of ideas that I am looking forward to using in September.  …

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