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Differentiation in Writing - Goal-Setting Clip Chart

I'm sorry I've been so M.I.A. lately. A big reason for that (besides soaking up some quality time with my girls) is the summer course I've been …

Tips for Creating and Managing Classroom Jobs {job charts, student jobs, classroom management}

CFC17, CFCGUpdate, job chart, math ideas, Summer of Freebies Monday, July 22, 2013<p>Jobs in my classroom have evolved over time. I started with an …

Pencil Management Ideas

classroom management, pencils Monday, August 5, 2013<p>Pencils can be the root of many distractions. Kids wander the classroom to sharpen them...or …

Monday Made It - Book Boxes

Today is the last official day of summer vacation 2013, I have to report back for the first contract day tomorrow. Guess where I spent my last day of …

Tips for Curriculum Planning {Mapping, Long Range Plans, Year-Long Planner}

CFC17, Summer of Freebies Monday, July 1, 2013<p>As you start to think about the school year, it is helpful to first think about “the Big Picture,” What …

Managing Absent Student Assignments {While You Were Out Folders, Make-{Click

CFC17, Summer of Freebies Tuesday, July 9, 2013<p>Students being absent is an unavoidable occurrence. Regardless of if the absence lasts a single …

Dressed for: The Cowgirl Ballet - Already Pretty | Where style meets body image

Shirt – thrifted – similar<br>Skirt – thrifted – similar – more tulle skirts<br>Pumps – Corso Como Del<br>Bag – Foley + Corinna Mid City Tote via eBay<br>Necklaces – …

“Help! My kid won’t poop in an unfamiliar public toilet!”

At Amazon: I Can't, I Won't, No Way!: A Book For Children Who Refuse to Poop<p>The #1 problem with #2: public (and other unfamiliar) toilets.<p>Martha's …

End-of-the-year Awards

I know many teachers give fun awards to all of their students at the end of the year, and I know mine aren't very novel, but I have been giving these …

Dressed for: The Underdog - Already Pretty | Where style meets body image

Blazer – Tahari via Opitz – similar<br>Belt – thrifted – similar<br>Dress – Anne Klein via Ideeli – similar color – same dress different colors<br>Pumps – Tsubo …

End of the Year Memory Bags

Okay, all you friends who are just about to finish up your year (not you super-lucky ones who are already done) ... have I mentioned how VERY jealous …

Tried it Tuesday - Class/Yes

One of the many things that I love about teaching is that if something isn't working with your students, you can change it. Even though it is 4th …

100 Acts of Kindness

Ahhh, summer vacation is here . . . and now I have time to work (what's wrong with me?!)! I have so many blog and TpT items on my to-do list for …

3 Fun Global Kids’ Games to Music

Have you ever played a passing game as a child? Even if you don’t remember, chances are you did! Passing games are present in almost all cultures. …

Get Smart: Fun Learning Activities

These educational games, crafts, and activities are easy ways to incorporate learning into everyday life.<p>A creative project helps children understand the awe-inspiring effects of the August sun.

21 Free Classroom Organization Labels and Tags

Find great ideas on how to organize your classroom with <b>printable labels</b> and organization tags. These cute printable <b>classroom organization</b> labels and …

The Core Principles of Media Literacy Education

As the field of media literacy education has matured over the past 25 years, its focus has evolved from WHAT is taught to HOW we teach. The CPMLE is …

Teaching

Tuesday Topic: Help for Parents of Newly Adopted Baby - One Thankful Mom - Lisa Qualls

This week’s question is from a couple who recently adopted a young baby. This is what they wrote,<p>We recently adopted a 9 month old baby girl from …

Class Dojo - Tried It Tuesday {on Thursday}

I've been "hearing" about Class Dojo, a free behavior management tool, through Pinterest and kind of filed that into a far away corner of my stuffed …