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6 Ideas for Halloween Games Every Kid Will Love

Do our kids need any more reason to look forward to Halloween? Probably not. But life is too short to not overdo it on the fun factor, amiright? Whether it’s a Halloween party, the day before Halloween, or a Fun Friday, these ideas for Halloween games will be thrilling for…

3 Spookley the Square Pumpkin Activities That Are Simple and Adorable

If you aren’t reading Spookley the Square Pumpkin to your students in October, is it even Halloween?! For real, though: Spookley has quite a hold on my own preschooler all year (it’s one of her most-requested bedtime books). My first grade students also loved the tale of this square gourd…

3 Halloween Writing Prompts That Are Scary Good

Confession: I’m a giant scaredy-cat–which is why it’s surprising that I love Halloween writing prompts so. darn. much. There is nothing I hate more than the feeling of being scared. But at the same time, I love scary movies (during the day) and I’ve always had a soft spot for…

The All About Me Theme Upgrade Your Classroom Needs

It’s no surprise that ‘all about me’ is a common theme when our classroom doors open up. After all, a fresh new school year means meeting new peers–which lends itself to a lot of icebreakers, getting to know you activities, and the standard “all about me” activities. It’s all fun,…

8 Excellent Back to School Books for Relatable Classroom Read-Alouds

Are you looking for back to school books to help your first grader prepare for the new school year? Look no further! In this blog post, we will share our picks for the best back-to-school books for first graders. From picture books to chapter books, we have something for everyone.…

The Getting to Know You Game That All Kids Will Love

Think back to when you were a kid–it’s back-to-school season and the new class lists are posted. You spend the night before school mentally reviewing the names–who would be your friend? Who would you sit next to? Would there be a fun getting to know you game or a lame…

THE Back to School List for Teachers: 100+ Steps to a Better Year

Back-to-school time is one of my favorites, albeit the most stressful time of the year as a teacher. So much of it stems from nostalgia–the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, hallway floors waxed so nicely you can see your reflection in them, and most of all: the first week of…