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Class Donations with Pencil Pals

You hear it all the time.  Teachers spend so much of their own money on extra supplies for their classroom.  It’s definitely a topic for another time and unfortunately it probably won’t get better any time soon.  However, there are ways to reduce the amount teachers spend.  I found holding class donations at the start […]

Kissing Hand Freebie

Oh, the first day of school!  It’s such a fun, but chaotic day.  Most of my first days are a little bit of a blur.  This is why I have to write very detailed lesson plans or I’ll forget everything from that day.  I always try to have the same activities for that first day […]

Welcome Name Tag Necklaces for the First Day of School

The first day of school is an exciting day for teachers and students.  There is a ton of prep work on both ends. Setting up a fun classroom, purchasing new supplies and clothes for the year makes for an exciting time. But when a young learner walks into the classroom on the first day and […]

Classroom Rules: Keep it Simple

Teaching children classroom rules is not something you want to take lightly.  Establishing these guidelines and expectations for behavior will help your children know what is acceptable and unacceptable, but where do you start? When it comes to rules the best RULE of thumb is to keep it simple!  Teaching little ones elaborate and detailed […]