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Benefits of Fidget Toys in the Classroom

Fidget toys–what is your first thought when you hear those words?  Fidget toys made an entrance into classrooms in recent years, and there are definitely mixed teacher feelings about them.  However, there are huge benefits of fidget toys in the classroom.  And if you introduce them correctly, they will work for you too! What is […]

The Best Way to Have Consistent Literacy Centers

Classroom teachers have a ton of daily tasks to guarantee that students are engaged and learning. It’s a tough job, and a stressful one, too. Teachers wear out easily if their classrooms aren’t well managed. Creating a classroom that runs itself while you teach in smaller groups is the best way to keep students engaged. […]

How to Use Class Dojo in Your Classroom

When I took this second grade position, I had many things on my to-do list. However, the first item on my list was classroom management ideas. Any teacher would agree that the most important skill in running a class is classroom management. There are so many strategies, but my go-to is Class Dojo! The Benefits […]

How to Create an Effective Writing Space for Learners

I can’t wait to dig into Writer’s Workshop with my second graders. My writing space was first on my list of things to plan when I got my classroom. I know writing can be a scary thing to teach little ones. However, if you run a successful Writer’s Workshop, your kids will love writing. Add […]

Activity Calendar

When learning happens at home, consistency is the biggest struggle for many. Life gets in the way and before we know it, it’s morning and nothing is planned for the day. Or you have papers strung all over your house with your daily schedule and you can’t keep it all together. If this describes you […]

Holiday Incentive Charts

The holidays are an exciting time for everyone! It’s such a magical time for the kids. The treats, holiday movies, and the decorations make it the most exciting. But if you’re a classroom teacher or parent, you know that our little ones tend to forget the expectations when they are so excited! You find yourself […]