• Things Teachers Love and Can’t Live Without!

    It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air! (Just hopefully not in your classroom, right???) A few of my teacher-blogger friends and I are sharing the love this V-Day by bringing you a…

    February 14, 2022
  • Holiday Gift Ideas for Remote Teachers

    2020 has been quite the year, hasn’t it? Like many of you, I’ve been flip flopping between 100% remote teaching and 100% in person learning since August. Nobody can deny that none of this…

    November 23, 2020
  • Classroom Ideas for After Winter Break

    Ideas for After Winter Break

    Well, it’s been about 2 weeks of not knowing the day of the week and not putting on real pants unless absolutely necessary. But, winter break is almost over and we all have to…

    December 30, 2019
  • Thanksgiving Activities for Upper Elementary

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! I love sharing it with my family and my students. Over the years, I’ve found or created a few Thanksgiving activities for upper elementary students that keep the learning…

    October 20, 2019
  • Halloween Activities for Upper Elementary

    Look. I’m not trying to be a party pooper. I swear. But….Halloween at school stresses me out! All I want on Halloween is a quiet day. No party. No costumes. No craziness. On the…

    October 18, 2019
  • Make A Mini-Thesaurus

    As my classroom has transitioned to anchor charts created with students, I’ve found less need for all the fancy posters I’ve purchased over the years. Check out how we made a mini-thesaurus from an…

    October 20, 2018
  • How Problem of the Week Saved My Sanity

    I’d like to preface this blog post with a friendly reminder: I am NOT a morning person. I am a bleary-eyed, coffee-clutching, stumbling fool before about 9:00 am. Yet… MY SCHOOL STARTS AT 7:30.…

    July 24, 2018