Teaching Elementary

Digital Classroom Math Interventions

Interventions in a Digital Classroom Resources There are loads of interventions that require printing, organizing, laminating, etc. If you are running a digital classroom, then how do you implement interventions and keep to a paperless environment. In this series I will discuss some of the things I like to incorporate into my 3rd/4th grade blended…

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How to Organize Your Task Cards

Organizing Task Cards Task cards are a great resource for practicing different skills, topics, and subjects. If you are like me, you have started to collect a number of them and need a way to store them so they are easy to access and continue to use repeatedly. After all, you spent the money on…

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Flexible Seating in Your Classroom

Flexible Seating in Classrooms Are you choosing flexible seating each day? Where do you choose to work when you have the option? I find myself moving around the house with my laptop. Sometimes it’s the kitchen table. Other times I am on the couch with my laptop in my lap. If I’m just reading I…

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Classroom Management with Brag Tags

Brag Tags for Classroom Management What’s your number one choice for classroom management? Brag Tags? Clip Chart? Tokens? Group Points? Classroom management is essential to a healthy well organized classroom. Rewarding your students for their positive behavior and working hard toward their goals has more impact than focusing on negative behaviors. Classroom Management Systems There…

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Creating a Rotating Banner for TPT

Rotating Banner for Teachers Pay Teachers Shop Why do you need a rotating banner for your shop? If you have a favorite quote, you can type it in here. It will display as a block of text at the top of you store. It’s pretty valuable real estate. Above the fold. First thing buyers see…

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Are You a New TpT Seller: Learn to Sell

New TpT Seller Advice Being a new TpT Seller can be very overwhelming. Creating products, learning new software, flattening and locking products, using Pinterest for traffic generation, and all this while keeping up with your family and classroom. It’s a learning curve. What better way to figure out your next steps than some advice from…

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500 Followers Milestone Give Away!!

Whoop Whoop!! It’s time to celebrate!! I have officially reached 500 followers milestone. Thank you for being one of them! I’m thrilled that you enjoy the resources I create and list. Even more than that, I am honored that you use my products in your classrooms. Thank you. To celebrate and say “thank you” in…

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Classroom Math Intervention Strategies

Math Intervention Strategies If you are like most teachers, you have a room full of eager learners who struggle at different math concepts. How do you implement math intervention strategies that fulfill the needs of each of those students and still keep your sanity? Creating a differentiated learning plan for each of your kids can…

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Google Earth Tours in the Classroom

Using Google Earth Tours Creating lessons that integrate technology and provide information your students can relate to can sometimes be difficult. Google Earth Tours is a great way to show students how the great big world actually relates to them. It shows them how they are part of the whole. Their community is a part…

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Using iPads for Reading Literacy

iPads for Reading Reading is a fundamental component in education. Primary grades focus on reading basics such as letter recognition and sounds in preparation for putting those concepts together to create words. From there it is reading multiple words in a row that form a sentence. Children who struggle in reading often struggle later in other…

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Spelling City for Differentiated Spelling

Differentiated Spelling Lists There are may activities, lists, and ways to differentiate your spelling. Ideally your differentiated spelling lists would be created from words that each student struggles with. Their own unique spelling lists. Unfortunately, that is a heavy work load! And most of us work in districts that have purchased $30,000 worth of reading…

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My Philosophy of Education

Philosophy of Education My philosophy of education has been the same since the time I decided to become a teacher, I have had an idea of what type of teacher I would be and how my room would be organized to provide the best possible learning environment for my students. The room may change, but…

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Interactive Math Centers and Lessons

Interactive Math Our school focus this year is to increase our students’ math abilities. We focused on reading a few years ago, carved out reading blocks, and saw a huge increase in their abilities and levels. In the process, our math has suffered a little. While teaching middle school math last year, I started to…

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One Day Sale TpT Gift Card Giveaway

TpT Gift Card Teachers pay Teachers is having a one day bonus sale to celebrate back to school. August 22nd there will stores with up to 20% off. Enter a sale code at check out for an additional 10% off. That’s some serious savings. Yahoo! Would you like to have some extra cash to spend?…

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Saving Passwords for Websites and Apps

Saving Passwords Saving Passwords for websites and apps that you use in the classroom can become a management nightmare. The more sites that you have your students access that need individual usernames and passwords, the more information you need to keep track of. If you don’t you will be fiddling with the recovery process each…

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My Goals Lapbook for MAPs and Lexile

Goals Lapbook Our district is moving towards personalized learning. This school year the high school will be transitioning a few classes. Elementary teachers are starting to prep our students by making them more accountable for their own learning. After a few days of training and learning about how to use our NWEA MAPs score, I…

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100 Followers: TpT Gift Card Giveaway

$10 Gift Card Giveaway Wahooo!! It’s time to celebrate with a gift card giveaway!! I have officially made it to 100 TpT followers. Thank you to everyone who has followed my shop, purchased resources for their classrooms, and left feedback. Being a teacher rocks! Being a teacher who can share and collaborate with other teachers rocks…

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