Classroom Management Tips: Using Student Mailboxes

Using student mailboxes is hands down one of my favorite classroom management tips and my teacher self could not…I REPEAT.. .COULD NOT survive without them. Read below about how I use student mailboxes in the classroom so that my sanity remains intact. Download the FREE RESOURCE mentioned in this blog post {sign up below & […] Read more…

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FREE Classroom Labels: Sharp & Dull Pencil Labels

I blame it on my Type A personality and excessive need for organization. Give me all the pretty bins and classroom labels. Please tell me I’m not alone. I mean, that’s partly why I became a teacher. Listen to this. My mom told me that when I was in 3rd grade, I told her I […] Read more…

14 Must-Do End of the School Year Activities {and a FREEBIE}

I came home from school yesterday and cried.  And not because the end of the school year is so overwhelming, busy, and exhausting…{although that may be where part of the tears are coming from. JK! #AmIJustKiddingThough??} But because I’m going to miss my kids SO much.  For 180 school days, 23 of my third grade […] Read more…

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A Twist on 3rd Grade Math Games

Download 15 FREE Math Puzzles {Camping-Themed} send it to me, please! Thank you! You have successfully joined our subscriber list. Engagement and rigor are two words that describe my teaching philosophy. I get bored easily from doing the same things year after year, so I’m always looking for ways to add more engagement in my […] Read more…

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Earth Day Activities {And a FREE Math Puzzle}

I love April. Spring, birds chirping, warm weather, evening walks with my family, allergies {haha just kidding..my allergies are AWFUL during this time of year but #balance right?} and of course, Earth Day. Earth Day should be EVERY DAY, but it’s mainly celebrated and recognized in April. If you’re a teacher or homeschool parent, there […] Read more…

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A Twist on 2nd Grade Math Games

Math games and math puzzles are great ways for students to work on second grade math concepts through hands-on activities, specifically, through my favorite type of activity, MATH PUZZLES. In this post, you’ll find examples of 2nd grade math puzzles that incorporate spiral math review of all 2nd grade common core math skills, along with […] Read more…

Black History Month Activities for Kids

I’ve been trying to write this blog post for like 413,483 hours. Having two kids sometimes feels like the equivalent of 17 toddlers jacked up on sugar. Isn’t it funny how running and managing a classroom of 24 third graders is TEN times easier than trying to manage a 2 and 3 year old that […] Read more…

FREE Martin Luther King Activities

When January comes around, I’m always looking for engaging Martin Luther King, Jr. activities! I love teaching in January and February because it’s such an important time to teach our students about so many African Americans who endured hardships and fought for what is RIGHT for so many years. So..I kick off January with engaging math […] Read more…

2nd and 3rd Grade Math Puzzles: Holidays Around the World EDITION

December is one of my absolute favorite months to teach because I love teaching my students about different holidays around the world.  There are so many great resources online for teaching the different holidays around the world! I usually begin teaching this unit the day we get back from Thanksgiving break. We talk about and […] Read more…

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