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Classroom Management

Students are Busy as Bees earning Brag Bracelets

This will be my third year using Brag Bracelets. I first created them to give my birthday students something to wear as a way to feel special the entire day.  I used to have a certificate waiting for the birthday student on their desk. Now, I have the brag bracelet waiting for them signaling others… Continue reading Students are Busy as Bees earning Brag Bracelets

Classroom Management, Projects, Writing

Tales from a Teacher: The Light Bulb

It’s math time again!  Each day this week I’ve been watching my students’ eyes glaze over while teaching.  Last night, I stayed up late to plan out today’s difficult lesson. As I approach the board, I review my lesson again reminding myself to use the proper math terms when teaching this strategy.  Then I think… Continue reading Tales from a Teacher: The Light Bulb

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Teacher Appreciation GIVEAWAY!

😍*** Teacher Appreciation GIVEAWAY ***😍 It's back! Myself and a team of amazing teachers have grouped together to gift an awesome teacher with a TPTgift card to show them how appreciative we are! PRIZES INCLUDE 3 x $100 TPT Giftcards. To earn one entry, click the FOLLOW BY EMAIL or SUBSCRIBE TO button.  If you… Continue reading Teacher Appreciation GIVEAWAY!

Writing

Peer Edit with Precision

Peer editing is a strategy that teachers use to help all students with their writing skills. ✓ Students can view other students' essays. ✓ High achievers can benefit from getting ideas from other students.   ✓ On-target and high achievers will have their skills reinforced by helping the struggling writers. ✓ Struggling students will get… Continue reading Peer Edit with Precision

Classroom Management

Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck Using a Classroom Economy System

A classroom economy system will help students take ownership in the classroom.  It can also help with learning real-world financial literacy in a fun way.  Setting up your classroom economy strategically will pay you dividends down the road. First, decide what you want your cash to look like.  Ask yourself what will be the easiest… Continue reading Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck Using a Classroom Economy System

Writing

Get More From Your Writing Workshop

At the beginning of the school year, most students can easily write a couple of paragraphs about their summer vacation, a previous accomplishment, or what they hope to accomplish this school year.  This is a piece of cake for the students!  Then the real writing assignments begins.  Many teachers ask themselves, "Where do I start?"… Continue reading Get More From Your Writing Workshop