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Classroom Supplies I Couldn’t Live Without

These supplies have saved my day over and over again in my classroom.   Although... Read More

How to Organize Your Classroom Library

Are you looking for a classroom library system that works?  It can be so tough... Read More

Back to School- End of Year Time Capsules

If you came to this site, you either purchased the time capsule activity and are... Read More

10 Ideas to Teach Deeper Meaning in the Content Areas

If you’re looking for ideas on how to teach deeper meaning in content areas, then... Read More

Civil War Timeline

Are you teaching the Civil War? This Civil War timeline is in chronological order that... Read More

How to Know Your Students Are Reading Each Night

How do you know if the students are actually reading each night?  For years, I... Read More

How to Teach Text Evidence

Are your students having trouble finding answers and citing evidence in their reading? This STEP-BY-STEP... Read More

12 February Ideas for Literacy Centers

Do you want cute ideas for February to use in your literacy centers? Keep reading... Read More

How My Students Passed the Writing Test with Flying Colors!

Are your students struggling in writing? Do you want to transform your reluctant writers into... Read More

8 Engaging Writing Activities for January

Students will be coming back from holiday break and ready to learn! Start planning different... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #34- Usage

Are you looking for ways to help your students with USAGE in their sentence writing?... Read More

Christmas Around the World Web Quest

WELCOME!  Enjoy the Christmas Around the World Webquest! Teachers and Parents: Please check each of... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #32- CUPS to Edit

If you are looking for ideas in the editing step of the writing process, you... Read More

12 Teaching Ideas for the Holidays

Do you need a few more activities to finish off the year? Let’s embrace the... Read More

Bunnicula Review and Teaching Ideas

What is not to love this time of year?  Cool weather, colorful leaves, and the... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #31- Crafting a Title

Now that your students have finished writing a rough draft and made revisions to their... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #30- Jammin Conclusion of a Narrative Essay

Do you need help teaching your students how to revise the end of a narrative... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #29- Variety of Sentences

Do your students use a monotonous tone in their writing? “He did…. He has…. He... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #28- Million Dollar Words- WORD CHOICE

Do your students struggle using strong word choice in their writing? This post is geared... Read More

Back to School Tips, Freebies and Giveaways- Over $400!

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!*** Can I get a woo woo?  Upper Elementary Snapshots is on... Read More