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Use these 10 fun and creative ways to use a word wall in your classroom to keep your students engaged and excited to practice targeted words.

Creative Ways to Use Word Walls in Your Classroom

Word walls are collections of words that are displayed in classrooms. They are designed to be interactive tools that students can reference during reading and writing. Word walls help students see the patterns and relationships among words. They also provide a great teaching opportunity. After all, if we don’t use

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Help your students learn fun and exciting synonyms for the word said with these engaging activities they will love.

Teaching Synonyms for Said: A Said is Dead Alternative

Sometimes teaching dialogue in writing can feel like you’re banging your head against a wall. You’ve done all the things. You’ve modeled good examples, practiced, and repeated the steps over and over. BUT…your students writing still isn’t where you would like it to be. Especially with their word usage. They

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An ocean theme classroom is a great way to spark creativity and foster a sense of calmness in your classroom.

10 Reasons Why I Love an Ocean Theme Classroom

Have a new classroom and can’t decide on decor? Looking to freshen up an outdated theme in your room? Deciding on posters, labels, classroom library organization, and overall classroom decor can feel overwhelming. There are lots of things to consider when choosing a classroom theme. After all, you and the

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Providing choice in the classroom to your students in the classroom means happier and more engaged students all around.

Choice in the Classroom: Captivating or Chaos

Tired of receiving the same 25 projects or reading the same 25 stories every time an assignment is turned in? You’ve masterfully crafted the prompt, directions, and rubric to fit that specific learning target, but everything just comes back lacking. Now is the time to provide students choice in the

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Your students will love celebrating all of the fun holidays in May with these engaging activities they will love.

Fun & Creative Activities for May

May is such a busy time in the classroom. I sometimes refer to it as May Madness because of all of the extra activities and events that take place. Everyone is super excited about summertime, but there are still things we need to cover to wrap up our school year.

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Prepping for standardized testing is fun and easy with these engaging activities your students will love.

Fun Ways to Prepare for Standardized Testing

Spring is here and that means standardized testing is right around the corner. As teachers, we never want to “teach to the test,” but we need to cover certain standards and review skills so that our students feel prepared for the big week. Breaking out packets of worksheets with endless

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Use these three creative ways to teach poetry to get your students excited and engaged in reading and writing poetry.

3 Creative Ways for Teaching Poetry

Did you know April is National Poetry Month? So, if you haven’t tackled teaching poetry in your classroom yet, this is a perfect time! Here are 3 creative ways for teaching poetry that your students will love! Want to teach poetry to your students but not sure where to start?

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Your students will love these fun and engaging April Activities for the elementary classroom.

April Activities Your Students Will Love

April is such an exciting month. Spring is finally here and the weather is beginning to change. There are so many exciting things going on this month. I love to bring all the fun of April and spring into the classroom. Spring is such a great opportunity to learn in

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Your students will love all of these fun and engaging ways to learn about money.

Fun & Engaging Ways to Teach Money

Teaching kids all about money can be tons of fun! There are so many exciting hands-on activities that you can utilize to get your students interested in learning about money. I love teaching money because it is one of those life skills that translate over into the real world so

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Help your students understand the importance of making mistakes with a clever book and literature guide they will love. This makes teaching mistakes so easy!

Teaching Mistakes and Why They Are Important

Mistakes are a part of life. The earlier we accept them and learn how to best use them, the better. The overall goal is to learn from our mistakes and do better the next time. However, perfectionism is a real problem in today’s society. Everything always needs to look and

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