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Use these fun and engaging Miss Rumphius activities to celebrate Earth Day with your students this year.

The Best Way to Celebrate Earth Day

April is one of my favorite months of the year! The weather is beautiful and summer is near. Plus, there’s so much to celebrate. The school year is winding down, and our time with our students is limited. It’s time to have a little fun and celebrate all that you’ve

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FUN WAYS TO CELEBRATE BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK

  March is just around the corner!  I know many of you are thinking Spring Break, but I’m thinking of National Brain Awareness Week! You might think it’s jumping the gun to blog about something that is celebrated in March on the first day of February.  Why aren’t you talking

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It’s Snow Much Fun To Make Crystal Snowflakes!

    Hello everyone!  I’m linking up with some of my blogging buddies for a Snow Much Fun Blog Hop, so I thought I’d do a post about snowflakes.  What can be more fun than snowflakes? I love teaching about anything having to do with snow.  I guess part of

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Using Humor in the Classroom to Keep Students Engaged

    Everyone loves a good laugh, and your students are no exception. According to Mary Kay Morrison, author of Using Humor to Maximize Learning, laughter lights up more of the brain than many other functions in a classroom. So, what can laughter do for your students?  In a study,

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How To Make A Gift Bag Book

I have been making gift bag books with my students for years.  They are so easy and so much fun to make.  I thought since the holiday season is upon us, this would be a great time to share some ideas for gift bag books in your classroom.  I love

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Perfect Square is a Perfect Book to Introduce Geometry

   Recently I bought the book perfect square by Michael Hall.  It is the story of a square who was perfectly happy, but throughout the week things start happening to him – he is shattered, crumpled, torn, etc., but each time the square turns lemons into lemonade and transforms himself into

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KEEP EM THINKING FREE MONEY LOGIC PUZZLES

Free Money Logic Puzzles

Just a quick post!  I thought I would share a fun freebie with you today!  This is a group of money logic puzzles geared toward 2nd and 3rd grade.  Children love puzzles and these money logic puzzles are fun!  They provide opportunities for students to develop skills in logical thinking,

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KEEP EM THINKING ANCIENT EGYPT

A Blast From the Past – Old Classroom Photos

I’ve been out of the classroom for 5 years now, and sometimes it makes me a little sad.  Don’t get me wrong,  I love being a gifted coordinator, but sometimes I miss interacting with the students and fixing up a classroom.  Today I was looking at old pictures of when

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Get Your Students Doodling!

  Do you doodle? I do! I’m bad about sitting in a meeting and doodling all over my notes. But apparently, I’m not alone. There have been some really famous doodlers like John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Gates. I am happy to have something in common

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