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How To Use ONE Parent Gift For All Occasions!

Open Me When…envelopes are a parent gift that keep on giving throughout the year! Each envelope has a label on the front that reads, “Open Me When _______” and indicates when that envelope should be opened. An ‘Open Me When’ parent gift can be given for Christmas, Hanukkah, Mother’s Day,…

This *One* Crucial Digital Game Will Transform Your Classroom!

I really must warn you. Before you choose to play Knockout, there is something you should know: once you play this digital game, your kids will beg to play every. single. day. I am not exaggerating; I have experienced this Knockout phenomenon firsthand, but ALSO: it is the number one…

25 Days: A Meaningful Countdown {End of the Year}

Spring is in the air, and whether you’ve admitted it or not, you DEFINITELY know how many days are left in the year. I’ve always been a sucker for a good countdown, and it wasn’t long into my first year of teaching that I realized I could share this love…

The Secret to Calm Mornings in the Classroom

Real talk: mornings are one of the hardest times in the classroom. Attendance. Lunch orders. Unpacking. Small talk. Notes from home. Announcements. Morning meetings. Morning work. And let’s not forget about the time spent prior to students’ arrival; early mornings in your classroom can make you feel like you are…

The Perfect (& Free!) Way to Make New Year’s Resolutions in Your Classroom

New year, new you! Goal-setting is an exciting concept to discuss as we return to the classroom after a long and hopefully relaxing break. Turning over a new leaf is appealing to adults and kids alike; however, the concept of making resolutions can be rather abstract for our younger learners.…

A Parent Holiday Gift That’s As Easy as 1, 2, 3!

The winter holiday season is one of my favorites, but it always sneaks up on us SO FAST. A lot of important things often slip to the bottom of my teacher priority list as we are quickly overcome with all of those “extras”–holiday sing-alongs, pajama days, you name it! One…

For the Love of {Mrs.} May

As Teacher Appreciation Week nears, we will see a sudden influx of Why I Became a Teacher posts. More often than not, there is a certain person behind the story, and this story is about my person. It was second grade. I didn’t know it yet, but I was embarking…