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8 Tips for Building Your Classroom Library Without Breaking the Bank

Let me start by saying that the size of your library does not define you or your classroom. As teachers, we all want big, beautiful classroom libraries but that’s hard to do on a small, not so beautiful salary. It’s taken me years and years to build the library that I...

5 Must-Have September Read Alouds

September is always an interesting transition month. Students (and teachers!) are getting settled into the new school year and the summer heat is disappearing as the crisp fall temperatures roll in. While there are tons of fun days in September, it’s also the...

7 Classroom Must-Haves from Amazon

Hi, my name is Chelsea and I’m addicted to Amazon. My mailman calls himself Amazon Don because of all the Amazon packages he delivers to me. I do order a lot of things but in my defense, I also return a lot of things. I have to drop off the returns at the post office...

7 Easy and Inexpensive Back-to-School Gifts

It’s hard to believe that summer is ending and we’re getting ready to begin a new school year. I know that not everyone chooses to give gifts to their students and that’s okay! I do so I wanted to share 7 easy and inexpensive back-to-school gifts that my tiny humans...

5 More Back-to-School Read Alouds

I think we all know by now that my love for picture books runs DEEP. I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for new titles, especially for the first few weeks of school. As an upper elementary teacher, it can be challenging to find back-to-school books that my tiny humans haven’t...

10 Student Teaching Tips

Congratulations on reaching this point in your education journey! As you prepare for what is bound to be a busy and incredibly rewarding experience, I’m sure you’re feeling a bit stressed and somewhat anxious. Guess what? That’s normal. I have ten student teaching...

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5 Must-Have September Read Alouds

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September is always an interesting transition month. Students (and teachers!) are getting settled into the new school year and the summer heat is disappearing as the crisp fall temperatures roll in. While there are tons of fun days in September, it’s also the...

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7 Classroom Must-Haves from Amazon

7 Classroom Must-Haves from Amazon

Hi, my name is Chelsea and I’m addicted to Amazon. My mailman calls himself Amazon Don because of all the Amazon packages he delivers to me. I do order a lot of things but in my defense, I also return a lot of things. I have to drop off the returns at the post office...

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