Teaching Elementary

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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DIY Dairy Crate Stools

Crate Stools Dairy crate stools (or even non-dairy) are all the rage right now! You can purchase them from any of the major vendors like Target & Walmart. And they come in loads of colors!! It’s almost distracting and overwhelming with all the choices. Makes me want to have a rainbow room! Almost. I was going…

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Ugly Filing Cabinet Makeover

Filing Cabinet Makeover It’s time for a filing cabinet makeover! We all have one. That nasty beat up filing cabinet that has been in the building since the beginning of time. I usually try to hide mine in a corner or somewhere unobtrusive because it’s a massive eye sore and just takes up space. This…

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Classroom Makeover: Bulletins Ready

Classroom Bulletins All of the foundations are set. I spent a couple of days in my room gluing new cork over a chalk board, painting a bookshelf, starting a filing cabinet makeover, and hanging new paper and borders on bulletins. You can see the “before” photos in this post: Classroom Makeover: part 1 It seems…

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New Classroom Makeover

New Classroom Design I’m moving to a new classroom. For the past 5 years I have taught junior high and high school art. This year I am heading back to the elementary school. I will be teaching the 3rd/4th combination classroom. The classroom that will be my new teaching space was formerly the teacher workroom…

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Wonders Reading Program for 3rd Grade

Spelling and Reading Centers: Wonders Reading What program do you use for literacy and language? Our school has the Wonders Reading program and all of the components that go with it. Learning to implement it and still have time in the day is one of my summer goals. After a whirl wind spring teaching math…

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Unzip or Extract Compressed Files

How to Download and Extract Compressed Files: This tutorial is for those of you who really want to use a digital stamp or element, but aren’t sure how to get it “out to play with”. After you have downloaded the zipped file (you know a file is zipped when it ends with the extension .zip),…

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