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Category: holidays

Easy End of Year Review with Easter Eggs

End-of-year test reviewing can be overwhelming. How can you help the students remember everything you’ve learned in class all year without drilling and killing? Heidi gave me this tip my first year teaching: Make it a fun activity! All you need for this activity is: Empty plastic easter eggs Small

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One Giant Leap (Day)!

There’s something just so fun about leap day. I think it must be the novelty of a day that only happens every 4 years and the feeling that you get a bonus day! We wanted to create a day of exciting leap day activities that were still meaningful. We chose

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Easy Class Parties

CLASS PARTY. The words sometimes strike fear in the heart of a teacher, right? As if we don’t already have enough to do, we have to plan a class party too? Oh the chaos! But it turns out it’s possible to put together a simple party, devoid of chaos, that’s

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Halloween Fun: Carving Out Time to Learn

We have a fun new bundle of Halloween activities for your little spooks! It’s important to us that when we make something seasonal that it’s both fun AND meaningful and we’ve worked hard to achieve that with these activities. They’re also differentiated so should be appropriate for grades 1-4! The

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St. Patrick’s Day Brain Breaks

I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but we are having the mildest winter where we live. It feels like spring already! But if you’re stuck inside with cold weather and snow, maybe these will help ease the pain. It’s so important for kids to get

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Valentine’s Day Brain Breaks (Freebie!)

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate in the classroom. There’s just something so sweet about the students writing little notes to each other. We loved making these Valentine’s Day themed brain breaks, and we hear your students are loving them too! These NO PREP brain breaks

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Brain Breaks for Christmas (Freebie!)

December is one of my favorite months for teaching school because there are so many fun things you can do. But it’s also one of the most difficult times of the year for teaching because the kids are so wound up. Throw in some snow days and it can be

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Brain Breaks for Halloween (Freebie!)

Now that we know how important brain breaks are, how about some Halloween themed ones to kick the fun up a notch? Oh and did I mention they are FREE? We created three types of brain breaks: Recharge – these brain breaks are for movement. Use these when you need

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Jargon Journal March Bundle

The March Jargon Journal Bundle is here! Click here to read more about the importance of vocabulary instruction. Click here to read more about the Jargon Journal program. Here's a run down of the March Bundle. In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb – Buy the book In Like

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Jargon Journal January Bundle

I can't believe I forgot to post about our January bundle of interactive vocabulary notebook units (aka the Jargon Journal.)  Click here to read more about the importance of vocabulary instruction. Click here to read more about the Jargon Journal program. Here's a run down of the January Bundle. Martin's

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The Night Before New Years Vocabulary Unit

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and here’s to a happy new year! Thanks for all your support in 2013. Just a quick post to let you know that we’ve got 4 new vocabulary units coming for your Jargon Journal for January. But we’ve also got a

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Top 5 Christmas Themed Traditional Tales

1. The House that Santa Built by Dianne de Las Casas  W New for 2013, this is a Christmasy spin on that old favorite The House that Jack Built.  The author tries hard to work in lots of sound words: creak, clap, stomp, squeak, etc. 2. The Little Red Elf by

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