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How To Get A New School Year Started Strong

Throughout the summer, I am flooded with emails from teachers wondering about where to begin to get started for the new school year, so I decided to put together a blog post full of my favorite tips, tricks, resources, and past blog posts! Here are my ideas for how to get a new school year started strong!

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Erin Condren Teacher Planner 2018-2019

It's that time of the year again! Time to start thinking ahead to a new school year. Time to get organized for new students and possibly a new curriculum. Time to implement the changes that you reflected on at the end of the last school year. Time to break open your new Erin Condren Teacher Planner!

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Walk through the new Erin Condren 2018 Teacher Planner with me as I go through it page-by-page with images, and grab $10 off if you're a new Erin Condren customer at the bottom of this post!

How To Take The Headache Out Of Changing Grades

Changing grades is a HUGE job. Whether you've been through it in the past and are about to head down that road again, or it is a first-time event for you, I've got some tips and tricks to make the process a little easier.

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Why Memory Books Are a Great Way to Wrap The Year

The end of a school year can be a bittersweet time for many students, who may not look forward to a long summer away from their friends, predictability, and routine. Here are my top reasons why memory books are a great way to wrap up the school year!

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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