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From An Apple for the Teacher - January 02, 2017
We often think of the new year in the classroom as starting in August or September, but coming back to the classroom after the Winter Holidays is als...
From Social Studies Success - December 31, 2016
One of my favorite units I do for United States history centers on Andrew Jackson. He?s such a rich historical figure that there is plenty to unpack. ...
From Social Studies Success - December 27, 2016
The Importance of Word Walls Using word walls in Social Studies is not a new strategy, but it has become increasingly important as students struggle ...
From Tried and True Teaching Tools - December 23, 2016
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From Second Grade Nest - December 15, 2016
  Hey primary teachers! I have created a webinar just for you guys.  This webinar is all about improving fluency in your classroom. There are 5 pos...
From Art Projects for Kids - December 13, 2016
Quilling is an art form that involves rolling, and gluing strips of paper together to create decorative designs. If you use bread ties instead, the c...
From First Grade Fanatics - December 11, 2016
Happy December!  Hope you're all doing well and your December is off to a good start!  I've been busy, busy, busy with my first graders!  This las...
From Art Projects for Kids - December 09, 2016
This clay snowman is made with holes in his body so real twigs can be inserted when he (or she) is finished. I?ve learned to really appreciate white ...
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From Tried and True Teaching Tools - January 02, 2017
Happy New Year!! I love the beginning of a new year; it's always a fresh start. (You know, making those resolutions to eat healthier, work out more, b...
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From Third Grade Thinkers - December 29, 2016
We have been filling our wall with words.  Students make these posters to remind themselves of the different kinds of words we have worked with this...
From Tried and True Teaching Tools - December 27, 2016
Memorizing vocabulary lists. . . blech! As my students read, they write words on sticky notes: words they are unsure of, feel are important, or words...
From Margo's Math and More - December 19, 2016
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From Second Grade Nest - December 14, 2016
This winter break, I am putting together a fluency webinar for teachers. I wanted to get a blog post together of all the fantastic fluency tools that...
From An Apple for the Teacher - December 12, 2016
Christmas Break is on the horizon, and your students are probably a bit antsy! Here are a few ideas for Christmas related activities to keep them bus...
From Art Projects for Kids - December 11, 2016
This watercolor resist snowflake art is easy to create with laser-cut wood decorations that are found at craft stores. They make perfect crayon rubbi...
From Inner Pieces Gallery - December 08, 2016
The other day I found myself at the local library donating, among other things, some professionally printed bookmarks that I designed for the kiddos.†...
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From Third Grade Thinkers - December 31, 2016
Ha...Are you all making New Year's Resolutions? I totally believe in self improvement and growth. I believe that true fulfillment and happiness in li...
From Sarah's First Grade Snippets - December 29, 2016
After a little holiday break, I'm back at it. I needed to get this done before returning to school next week. Breaks always fly by, don't they?! I'll...
From An Apple for the Teacher - December 26, 2016
Just in case Santa didn't bring you EVERYTHING you wanted - we have you covered with our weekly $25 Teachers pay Teachers gift card giveaway so you c...
From An Apple for the Teacher - December 19, 2016
Many of you are already on your Christmas/Winter Breaks while some of you, like me have another few days to go!  Either way, winning a $25 Teachers ...
From Art Projects for Kids - December 14, 2016
Here's a simple snowflake painting project that was inspired by an illustration on a stock art website. I?ve found some amazing ideas at istockphoto....
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From Tried and True Teaching Tools - December 12, 2016
Are you counting down the days until Winter Break? My students are wiggly with anticipation of vacation and the holidays.  How to keep teaching? Here...
From Art Projects for Kids - December 10, 2016
Making scratch art with oil pastels can be rather basic, but have you tried making different color combos on one piece of art? Or coloring three laye...
From Art Projects for Kids - December 08, 2016
Looking for an easy way to draw Santa?s face? If so, here?s a simple approach drawing just his head. And if you work on brown kraft paper, you will g...
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From An Apple for the Teacher - December 28, 2016
When I was a teenager I always looked forward to MTV's end of year countdown of the best videos on New Years.  So, when Amy from Planning Playtime s...
From Third Grade Thinkers - December 26, 2016
Hello Friends! We have been blessed with two full weeks off from school this holiday break. It has been truly wonderful! I spent our first week enjoy...
From Social Studies Success - December 18, 2016
Do your students' eyes start to glaze over when you're teaching them about the US Constitution, almost like they're about to doze off? Try switching ...
From Margo's Math and More - December 13, 2016
Great Christmas gifts and great deals! Educational resources for young children (gr. K-6) are on sale now for $1.00. Starting Dec. 12, 1 out of 8 pro...
From Art Projects for Kids - December 12, 2016
Here?s a super easy way to draw a frame on your artwork with this fun, precut paper. Add a few swirly black lines and you have a wood grain look that...
From Margo's Math and More - December 09, 2016
Nees gift ideas? For the kids? For their teachers? Browse our gift catalog collection of gift suggestions. Here you will find "write-on/wipe off" cof...
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