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How to Celebrate Student Birthdays (Without Draining Your Bank Account)

I blame it on my mom. Every year, I looked forward to my birthday because she had a way of making it the most special day for us. We got to help decorate our cake any way we wanted, and she hung up one hand-drawn birthday sign for every year…

Morning Meeting Slides + More: What’s In My Morning Meeting Toolbox?

It’s no secret that I’m the #1 fan of morning meeting slides. Slides in general have transformed my classroom and I would turn everything into a slide if I could (in fact, I pretty much have). However, that doesn’t change the fact that I still want a tactile experience for…

10 Useful Morning Meeting Ideas

Listen up, teacher friends. When I say I’ve tried, failed, tested out, scrapped, kept, loved, hated–you name it–all the morning meeting ideas…I am *not* lying. I was a walking, breathing morning meeting guinea pig for many years. The bad news is, this resulted in a lot of morning meeting fails.…

4 Vital Morning Meeting Components You’ll Want to Include

Morning meetings aren’t new. We hear about them all the time but what do they *actually* involve? Maybe you’re a brand new teacher trying to navigate all of the must-dos, or maybe you’re a veteran looking to hone your skills. No matter what, today we are breaking down morning meeting…

The Sight Word Hub I Made For My Classroom (And Why It’s Never Leaving)

It all started when I unearthed the plastic set of drawers from our basement. A quick clearing of cobwebs, a brief dusting, and dishwasher run for the drawers, and my sight word station was as good as new. Hello, old friend! A quick back story first, though.  This year, I…

3 Best Getting-to-Know You Activities for Kids

Call me crazy, but getting to know you activities are one of my favorite parts of back to school time. And here’s the thing: we don’t have to stop doing these activities once back to school season is over. We are constantly learning new things about each other through conversation,…

A Morning Routine For Any Classroom (Digital or In-Person)

Having a solid morning routine is a universal balm for any person or field. Need help getting healthy and in shape? Get a solid morning routine. Need to be more productive while working from home? Find a morning routine to help. Need to have consistency and clear expectations in the…