The Ultimate Secret to Learning with STEM

As you well know, we are getting into the season of the seasonal. First Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas. How are you supposed to get any teaching done with all the sugar-crazed insanity and general excitement in your classroom? Better yet, how are you supposed to get them to sit …

$1 Fall Deals: Freaky Friday

We are thrilled to offer you this doozy for our last Freaky Friday.  For only $1 you get an entire pack of sight word activities, to include pocket poems, sight word task cards, and more!  Over 70 pages for only $1!!  This is honestly our best offering yet. Just click …

5 Essential Steps to Take Students’ Vocabulary to a Whole New Level

Then you need these essential tools to give vocabulary even more impact in your classroom!  These 5 simple steps derived from our Daily Concept Builders™ program will show you how to choose vocabulary that enhances both your English Language Arts and Science/Social Studies lessons. The most important part of this …

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to STEM

You are reading this post, which means you are like me and don’t even know where to begin with this STEM business. You know it’s important, and you care about your students’ success, so you want to use STEM in your classroom. There’s only one issue, you have no idea …

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The Perfect Calendar Routine for Your Busy Morning

By now you are back in full swing as you teach those little energy nuggets all kinds of academic and life lessons. But, where on Earth does all that time go? Before you know it, it’s the end of the day, you’re exhausted, and you just hope and pray they …

5 Little Tricks for More Productive Centers

Seems like an elusive goal at times, doesn’t it?  We want our students to be independent, have variety in their learning experiences, and let’s face it, maybe have time to ourselves for some data input *wink.*  What if I told you you can fit math, english language arts, science, and …

How to Collect Easy Data From Independent Learners

Wow! It has been awhile since I’ve shared with you and it feels soo good to get back to it. I have been on vacation with family, then entertaining family, and of course, working on this super cool website to get it ready for you fine folks. If you are …

Deals for Teachers All Summer!

It is the last week of Ocean Deals and it is the best! Wait until you see what our group is giving away this week! We are starting with Dollar Deals on Monday. We have our brand new Back to School ELA book and song! Your kiddos will read and …

The Very Last Assignment You’ll Have to Grade This Year: Week 5

We are nearing the end of our fun together, working step-by-step through a real-life classroom project.  If you’re not entirely sure what the project is and are very confused, feel free to catch up below.  This is the perfect year-end project when testing is over and you’re not sure what …

Memorial Day Poem

Not much to share this week.  Just wanted to leave this here for you to have for your students.  Click the image above for a PDF that you can print out for students to decorate.  They can draw American symbols, or even write a thank-you letter to a soldier who …

Paper Plate Frog Kid Craft

Well hello there! Spring is the time of year when we learn about plants and animals.  You may be in the process of learning about life cycles of animals.  For Fun Friday, we’ve decided to share this little gem with you.  This paper plate frog kid craft is just perfect …