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The Best Reasons For Using Hands-On Morning Work

Morning work tubs have been part of my classroom for a few years now, and this teacher is completely sold! Now that my morning work is hands-on and paperless, I've had more time for planning content and am able to accomplish all of my morning activities without interruptions. Here are my best reasons for using hands-on morning work.


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One Effective Way to Teach About Caring

This post details some of the things that we've done in my classroom in recent weeks to help my students better understand what it means to care about something. This is one effective way to teach about caring.


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Easy (FREE!) Low-Prep Easter Craft for Classrooms

I have an adorable Easter craft that I pull out every year to share with you! This is easy, low-prep and perfect for elementary classrooms!

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How To Print In Color On A Budget

Have you ever found the perfect resource for your classroom but spent a small fortune printing it all out? I've got the solution for how to print in color ON A BUDGET!

How to Print In Color on a Budget

How To Maintain Your Love Of Teaching During a Tough Year

Teaching is a tough job, and getting harder every day. Our classrooms are full of needs that we don't always have the tools or resources to support the way we'd like. More and more of us are feeling exhausted, frustrated, defeated. I asked, and my readers answered with their ideas about how to maintain your love of teaching during a tough year.

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Some Of The Best Picture Books For Teaching Math

Using picture books in math class is one of my favorite ways to take what can be abstract concepts and put them into contexts my students can understand. Here are some of my favorite picture books for teaching math.

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My Favorite Features of the Epic! Reading App

An excellent classroom app is one that includes top-quality content, keeps students engaged, and gets them coming back again and again for more. Just one app fits the bill with every class I've taught. Here are my favorite features of the Epic! reading app.

The Epic! reading app is your best option for online books for reading or listening centers. This FREE app for classrooms contains at least 25,000 top-quality books and audiobooks with many favorite titles, series and beloved characters to choose from. Take a look at my favorite app features here!

The Best Reasons For Using Guided Math

I've been using a Guided Math structure in my classroom for a few years now, and I've seen the benefits first-hand. Here are my Top 5 reasons for using Guided Math in your classroom.

Are you using Guided Math in your classroom? You should! You can easily meet the needs of ALL your students using a Guided Math structure. Take a look at these five reasons you should be using Guided Math in your primary classroom, and grab a FREE Guided Math Starter Kit!

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