2018 - Year in Review

Happy New Year! At the beginning of every new year, I love to look back at all of the posts I shared throughout the year. This is my 2018 Year In Review. These are my Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018!


Student absences create headaches for teachers, with missed assignments and handouts quickly being misplaced or never completed. Check out my tip for easily ensuring your absent students complete the work they miss in this post.


#9 - How to Print in Color On a Budget

One of my FAVORITE things ever! I do a ton of color printing for my classroom, and this has saved me hundreds of dollars. This post is a must-read!


#8 - One Effective Way to Teach About Caring 

Last school year, I had a challenging class, and my students had difficulty treating each other kindly. We spent a lot of time working on what it meant to care for others, and I've shared a freebie in this post just for you.


#7 - Some of the Best Picture Books For Teaching Math

Math is my favorite subject to teach, and picture books are an obsession hobby of mine. Combine the two, and I'm in heaven! In this post, I've shared a growing list of picture books for teaching math. You can also connect with me to add some of your personal favorite titles!


#6 - The Best Reasons for Using Hands-On Morning Work

Hands-on morning work changed everything in my primary classrooms. Having my students engaged with meaningful activities as they entered in the morning allowed me to complete day-to-day tasks like attendance and money collecting quickly and without interruption. Take a look at my favorite morning work options and grab a free set of Math Morning Work task cards!


Still with me? I hope so... the best posts are yet to come!!

#5 - Erin Condren Teacher Planner 2018-2019 Walkthrough

My Erin Condren planners are life-savers, both inside and out of my classroom. In this post, I share the features of this year's Erin Condren Teacher Planner. Don't miss this post! There's a link for $10 off your first Erin Condren purchase!


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

This is one of the cutest Easter activities I've done in my years of teaching primary grades. Check it out and grab a free template to tuck away for spring!


#3 - The Best Reasons For Using Guided Math

If you've followed my blog for any time at all, you know that I'm a lover of all things Guided Math! In this post, I share my top reasons why you should be using Guided Math in your classroom. You can grab a FREE Quick-Start Guide which includes a set of centers to get you started!


#2 - My Favorite Features of the Epic! Reading App

One of the greatest apps for the classroom, regardless of what grade you teach, Epic! is free for teachers everywhere! Take a closer look at this fabulous resource and all of its features in this post.


And finally... #1 - How To Maintain Your Love Of Teaching During a Tough Year

A bit of self-therapy in this post, but one that resonated with thousands of other teachers, this post was my way of rediscovering my motivation and desire to teach, even when struggling. I received more personal emails from my readers about this post than any other before or since, and I shared some of the wisdom from my readers in this post.


Runners-Up Worth Mentioning:

Here are a few more top posts from 2018 that I think you'll enjoy:




You can visit any of the blog posts I've mentioned by clicking on the headings or images.


I'd like to take this final opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your continued support - for the comments, the shares and for returning time and again to read what I have to say. I wish you and yours a beautiful 2019 full of health and happiness, love and laughter! I hope you'll continue to join me here, and on Facebook and Instagram, as I continue to share ideas, products, and freebies in 2019!

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