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Valentine's Day in the Classroom
No pun intended, but we love celebrating Valentine's Day in our classroom. Here are a few of our favorite ways to celebrate Love Day with the Littles... We throw a Red Party every Valentine's Day in our classroom. From red foods to wearing red, we embrace t...
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Vocabulary Activities for Little Learners ~ Big Brain Words
A few years ago, we sat in a Professional
Development meeting faced with the challenge of bringing robust vocabulary to
the forefront of our primary classroom. It seemed such a BIG task for such
little brains, but one that we agreed was imperative to teachi...
A few years ago, we sat in a Professional Development meeting faced with the challenge of bringing robust vocabulary to the forefront of our primary classroom. It seemed such a BIG task for such little brains, but one that we agreed was imperative to teaching today's learners.
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Top 10 Tips For Your Best Year Ever!
Each new school year brings with it a flood of emotions as teachers. We're excited. We're nervous. We're bummed (Summer, don't ditch us!!). We're exhausted. We're optimistic. Flying into our 15th year teaching first grade together, we've learned a few thing...
Each new school year brings with it a flood of emotions as teachers. We're excited. We're nervous. We're bummed (Summer, don't ditch us!!). We're exhausted. We're optimistic. Flying into our 15th year teaching first grade together, we've learned a few things about making the best of each new ...
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Orlando Teacher Meet Up 2016
The Annual Teacher Meet Up is less than a month away!!! Our Teacher Meet-Up is moving to.... Sunny Orlando, Florida! July 13th at 6pm. #2016orlandomeetup This will be our 5th annual teacher blogger meet up. If you've ever joined us before, you know there wi...
This will be our 5th annual teacher blogger meet up. If you've ever joined us before, you know there will be lots of fun, lots of laughing, and lots of prizes to give away! Thanks to our main sponsor TeachersPayTeachers. Here's a shot of some of the fabulous teachers who came out last year!
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Teacher Appreciation Sale!
Teachers Pay Teachers is at it again...Appreciating us teachers! We absolutely love it when they do because we can grab some end of year units to help push us through {Enter summer sunshine, flip flops, and sand here!}. We can also stock up for summer prep ...
Teachers Pay Teachers is at it again...Appreciating us teachers! We absolutely love it when they do because we can grab some end of year units to help push us through {Enter summer sunshine, flip flops, and sand here!}. We can also stock up for summer prep or get a head start on next school year ...
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100th Day of School
Hip, Hip, Hooray...It's FINALLY the 100th Day of School! Which we all know is "teacher code" for "More than halfway to summer!" Here are a few of our favorite first grade ways to celebrate the 100th day. Given a bag of cereal, some string, construction pape...
Hip, Hip, Hooray...It's FINALLY the 100th Day of School! Which we all know is "teacher code" for "More than halfway to summer!" Here are a few of our favorite first grade ways to celebrate the 100th day. Given a bag of cereal, some string, construction paper squares and a hole punch, ...
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Wonderful Weather: Activities for the Primary Classroom
It's been pretty wet and rainy off and on these past few weeks, but that didn't stop Mother Nature from showing up and delivering one last AMAZING rainbow for 2016! We're taking it as a sign that 2017 is going to be an awesome year! While we were staying wa...
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Classroom Procedures for Walking Through School
  It seems like such a simple expectation...Walking through the halls of a school that is. But the reality is, sometimes there's a bit of a  learning curve  when it comes to walking around campus for our little learners. So, our school adopted an acronym ca...
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Shoe Tying Take Home Freebie
The BEST gift you can give a primary teacher is giving them a class full of students who know how to tie their own shoes. Seriously...The End. It may not seem like that big of deal.                                                But, make this movie in your...
It may not seem like that big of deal. But, make this movie in your mind... A student has their laces undone... The teacher just bends down and ties them quickly and moves on with their delightful day. Only they don't...move on...because for every one untied shoelace, there is another.
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2016 Orlando Teacher Meet Up
Our 2016 Teacher Meet Up in Orlando was
so much fun. This was our 5th  year hosting and thanks to our very
generous event sponsors ( Teachers Pay Teachers ,  GoNoodle ,
and many others) over 700 hundred teachers enjoyed a night filled with
hugs, laughte...
Our 2016 Teacher Meet Up in Orlando was so much fun. This was our 5th year hosting and thanks to our very generous event sponsors (Teachers Pay Teachers, GoNoodle, and many others) over 700 hundred teachers enjoyed a night filled with hugs, laughter, and of course prizes!
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Bouncing for Bouncy Bands
Spring Summer fever is in full force in our classroom these days. Apparently we are bouncing our way into summer... We have a few that seem to get so fidgety excited about learning, especially around this time of year. They can hardly stay in their seats! D...
Spring Summer fever is in full force in our classroom these days. Apparently we are bouncing our way into summer... We have a few that seem to get so fidgety excited about learning, especially around this time of year. They can hardly stay in their seats! Do you have a few of your very own in ...
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Cooperation Cubes...Classroom Management that Connects
Classroom management is the single most important aspect of any classroom. Without student cooperation, there is limited learning. Students have to be on your team to reach their full potential in today's classroom. This can be a challenge day to day, month...
Classroom management is the single most important aspect of any classroom. Without student cooperation, there is limited learning. Students have to be on your team to reach their full potential in today's classroom. This can be a challenge day to day, month to month, and year to year.
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