DECEMBER ACTIVITIES FOR THE CLASSROOM

December Activities for the Classroom

December is here and that brings so many thoughts and feelings. On one hand I’m amazed that it is already December. On the other hand, December is a month unlike any other (except maybe the last month of school). The students are filled with energy and excitement about the approaching

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5 New Ways to Use Task Cards in the Classroom

5 New Ways to Use Task Cards in the Classroom

Task Cards are a great classroom activity loved by students and teachers alike. Most commonly used as a center activity, task cards are a wonderful way for students to practice a skill or concept on their own. But . . . there are many other ways to use task cards

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early finishers choice board freebie

Choice Boards for Early Finishers

The four words no teacher wants to hear: “I’m done! Now what?” I don’t know about you, but those words make me shutter and I can feel the stress rise at the utterance of them. Why? Well, I want my students engaged and learning during class time. If they have

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FREE Reading Strategies with Mystery Pictures

Who doesn’t love to color, right? Students will love practicing important reading skills and strategies with these color-by-code mystery picture grids and practice sheets! You’ll love the ease of planning! Just PRINT & GO! Need a day off or a sick day at home? This is a great resource to leave

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How to Make Your Own Bitmojis to Use in Your Classroom

Bitmojis are so much fun to use in the classroom! Students can easily relate to them, and personalizing your whimsical avatar with emotions adds a fun effect. Choose a hair color, eye color, facial features, clothing, accessories, and more! Bitmoji will create a huge library of wacky stickers that you

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5 Fail-Proof Ways to Teach Main Idea

5 Fail-Proof Ways to Teach Main Idea

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Many students struggle to find the main idea of a passage or story. Students tend to confuse the main idea with the summary, while others just can’t seem to grasp the concept. Here are a few tips, ideas, and activities to help you teach students how

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Teacher Report Card

Teacher Report Card: Grade the Teacher!

This Teacher Report Card is one of my favorite things to do with students during the last week of school! Students LOVE grading the teacher, and it’s always fun to read their responses. It’s the perfect end-of-year activity to use during those last few days of school before summer break.

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The Ultimate End of Year Teacher Checklist

The Ultimate End-of-Year Teacher Checklist

Is the end of the year getting you down? I know…it’s overwhelming. There’s so much to do. From end of grade testing to finishing report cards to updating each individual student’s permanent records – it leaves us drained every.single.day. With over 18 years in the classroom, I’ve managed to come up

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Teacher Appreciation Letter to the Teacher

Teacher Appreciation: A FREE LETTER to the Teacher

Celebrate teacher appreciation week and #thankateacher! I made this printable for my daughter’s teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week. I shared it on my Instagram and had so many people message me wanting a copy. So… here it is for all of you, too! Just click on the image below to

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