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8 End of the Year Activities Your Students Will LOVE

8 End of the Year Activities Your Students Will LOVE

The last day of school. It’s so close but somehow it’s also SO far away. I know how hard those last few weeks can be so I’ve compiled a list of eight different end of the year activities that your tiny humans will absolutely love. Extra Recess It seems basic but never...

5 Must-Have Picture Books About Grief

5 Must-Have Picture Books About Grief

When I was 27, I sat next to my grandmother as she took her final breath. It wasn’t easy but it was a promise that I had made to her on the day that we found out she was sick. I don’t make promises I can’t keep. In the days, weeks, and months after she left, I tried...

8 Tips for Packing Your Classroom

8 Tips for Packing Your Classroom

The thought of packing your classroom at the end of the year can be intimidating. Regardless of whether you’re moving classrooms or moving buildings, you’re exhausted by the end of the year and packing up your space is the last thing you want to use your energy on. I...

10 Easy and Inexpensive End of the Year Gifts

10 Easy and Inexpensive End of the Year Gifts

It’s hard to believe that we’re getting ready to wrap up another school year! If you’re anything like me, you’re already counting down to the last day and are beginning to think about end of the year gifts. I wanted to share a few inexpensive gift ideas that my tiny...

Your End of the Year Memory Book ANSWERED!

Your End of the Year Memory Book ANSWERED!

Let’s be honest. It’s easier to nail Jell-o to a tree than it is to keep tiny humans excited and engaged in learning during the last few weeks of the school year. My solution? End of the year memory books. It’s a fun project that has always been a hit with my tiny...

5 Testing Motivation Tips

5 Testing Motivation Tips

State testing season is hard. There’s no other way to put it. Teachers are stressed, tiny humans are anxious, and everyone is exhausted. I know how difficult it is to stay motivated as the teacher and how difficult it is to try to keep your students spirits up during...

Literacy Favorites for January

Literacy Favorites for January

January. It’s one of those months where the rest of the world seems to be starting fresh while teachers are smack dab in the middle of their year. While the world is working on their resolutions, teachers are frantically trying to re-teach rules and routines after...

Five Must-Have Picture Books for January

Five Must-Have Picture Books for January

I’m going to let you in on a secret….January is one of my least favorite months. The transition back from winter break has everyone exhausted and so much time is spent re-teaching rules and expectations, working through winter assessments, and you never know what a...

Five Must-Have Read Alouds for December

Five Must-Have Read Alouds for December

December is one of those months that feels like it goes by super slow but it flies by at the same time. It’s full of celebrations, special projects, concerts, and if you’re in a colder region like I am, you’ll have some snow days sprinkled in there as well. Despite...