Ideal Election Activity to Combine Phonics and Politics

In the spirit of Election Day, we decided to share with you an exercise Pam did with her students, where they held an election for extra recess.  Using our Election Day Learning Pack as a guide, Pam tried to incorporate as many words as she could into the process. They …

How to Take STEM One Step Further

My bleary-eyed Monday Halloween survivor! I bet you’re wondering now how that candy can be good for anything besides migraine-inducing, sugar-infused, crazy children. Well, I’m here to tell you what it is good for…STEM projects. Now, this project is probably no mystery to you in the age of Pinterest. It’s …

7 Ideal Activities for Fall Leaves

Well it should be fall, but here summer is lasting a little longer. How about you? These fun leaf activities will get you in the fall spirit in no time no matter what the climate where you are! Not to mention, in good S.O.L. Train style, it combines multiple subjects. …

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 …