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10 Ideas for Back-to-School Treat Bags (Non-food ideas included!)

3-2-1! HAPPY NEW SCHOOL YEAR! Yes, it’s already here. Can you believe it? Summer flew by, but we’re so excited to ROCK this year with you! I spent my summer...

HUGE LIST OF ENGAGING READING RESPONSE ACTIVITIES BASED ON LEARNING STYLES

In terms of writing, this may be where many parents find themselves really butting heads with their students. Many kids don’t see the point of writing outside of school, or...

Huge List of Easy Ways to Avoid the Summer Slide

When most people hear the term summer slide, their heads probably fill with images of water parks or lazy days at the playground. The term conjures up far more stressful...

Earth Day Mentor Text – Learn How To Restore Our Earth

Earth Day, April 22—- NOT canceled! Just because we’ve been socially distancing from each other this past year doesn’t mean we should do that when it comes to the Earth. ...

How to Keep Students Engaged During the Holidays

Have you ever called on students and they look at you like a deer in headlights? It is getting more and more difficult to keep students on task. Then throw...

5 Fun Ideas for a Virtual Holiday Party

Having a holiday party with your class might be looking a little challenging right now. Perhaps you’ve already exhausted a store of ideas as unexpected virtual learning has continued. If...

Mystery Book List for Upper Elementary

Are you looking for great literature to introduce your upper elementary students to mysteries? I’ve used many of these books in my classes during our mystery genre study. Although I...

TEACHING THE CHARACTER TRAIT PERSEVERE

Although any time is a good time to teach children how to persevere, I think of this character trait at the beginning of The New Year. Character education can be...

17 Ways Kids Can Be Thankful

The holiday season is a time people reflect on gratitude and giving. November especially is the month that many teachers introduce the character trait of thankfulness for their character education...

An Easy Way to Build Good Character in the Classroom

Building good character in the classroom is essential in today’s society.  Many parents are teaching their children how to be good citizens, but educators have to step in for those...