Students LOVE Classroom Helpers/Jobs and You Will, Too!
Do you have helpers in your classroom? Many teachers have asked over the years about how classroom helpers work in our classes. Here are the top three questions: "Why do you have classroom helpers?" "How do you organize our helpers?" "Can you help me get mine started?" Here are our answers: 1. It helps build a community. 2. The children take on a responsibility/leadership role. 3. Helps the classroom run smoothly. 4. Reduces the teacher's workload. 5. Children LOVE taking responsibility for…
20 Tips for New Teachers — Alleah Maree
Hey hey, teacher friend!! Oh MY, congratulations on landing a new teaching job! I’m so INCREDIBLY stoked for you. I remember that feeling and it’s so SO good. Whether it’s your first classroom or maybe you’re going back after being away for a bit, either way that’s super exciting and I know you’re
Planning for a Substitute: Helpful Tips and a Checklist!
When I first started out, I tried to make sure my sub would do everything that I would do if I was there. This was probably pretty stressful for the sub, and it was frustrating for me to return to work and see that things were not completed or hadn’t even been started at all. DON’T MAKE IT COMPLICATED. Your sub isn’t you. I Here's a helpful checklist I like to use to make sure all of my sub bases are covered! I run a very scheduled ship, but one or two off days won’t kill my class. Even when…
Meet The Teacher Letter - Editable!
*Use this resource to quickly, and easily, prepare a "Meet The Teacher" letter to send home with your new students! *The format is brightly colored, but can also be printed in black and white on Astrobright paper. *Three boxes consist of contact information, general background information, and fun f...
25 Back to School Bulletin Board ideas - Hike n Dip
Back to School Bulletin Board Ideas to welcome the kids to a brand new year with loads of fun and excitement. These Welcome Back bulletin board are so great
Meet the Teacher 2017 - Teach. Run. Create.
Meet the Teacher is always a stressful (and exciting) time. At my school, we have an entire week to get ready before the kids come. Meet the Teacher is typically the Thursday before school comes back. I feel like I spend half the week making my room look presentable, and then just end up changing ... Read More about Meet the Teacher 2017
Jamboard Games│Google Classroom│Distance Learning
Are you looking for a way to make distance learning/at-home learning more interactive and engaging? Do you want a fun way to add depth to your math, literacy, science, or social studies instruction? Jamboard is the tool to get the job done! Use these games with Google Drive and Google Classroom to h...
New Ideas for Growth Mindset & Grit in the Classroom
Get new growth mindset lesson ideas, activitiy ideas, and more for your Middle School students.
BOHO RAINBOW CLASSROOM DECOR TO LOVE
BOHO RAINBOW CLASSROOM DECOR TO LOVE - this modern neutral rainbow classroom decor will help bring a sense of calm to class this back to school with it's soothing color palette, boho rainbows and earthy abstract artwork. You'll find everything you need to set up your BOHO RAINBOW classroom | you clever monkey
Chalkboard and Polka Dots
Chalkboard and Polka Dot Inspiration: Two years ago, I created the first chalkboard classroom decor collection! There wasn’t anything on the market like it. I was SO proud and so excited to offer this classroom classic! Fast forward to now, there are several chalkboard collections on the market that you could choose from, however, none […]
15 Fun Ways to Decorate Your Classroom Door for Back-to-School
Each school year, teachers take on a lot of work. From wrangling a group of second-grade kids into assigned desks to making multiplication tables or long division “fun” for the day, a teacher tackles the duty with nuance and patience—all while somehow turning a bare cement box of a room into a colorful, happy center for learning complete with decorated walls, desks, bulletin boards, and even doors. On a budget. (That’s an A+ in our book.)Since teachers are typically an over-achieving bunch…