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Figurative Language Butterfly Activity

This Figurative Language Butterfly is a creative end of the school year, spring activity, or novel study for elementary students. This Figurative Language Butterfly is one of my favorite activities of the year. It’s no secret that students enjoy expressing themselves artistically – and when you can combine creativity with

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Teaching Money Skills – Part 2

  ((If you’d like to read Teaching Money Skills Part 1, click here!))  Part 1 takes us from the very beginning stages of teaching students to work with coins up through basic identification.   If you’re reading these Teaching Money Skills Blog Posts in order, you’ll remember that we’ve gotten

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Quick & Simple Number Line Activities for Busy Teachers

Number Sense Number lines can work wonders for helping students understand patterns and how numbers are arranged. Quick and simple number line activities can also help busy teachers prepare quality lessons in a jiffy! Number Line Activities Comparing numbers Comparing numbers and using the Greater Than, Less Than, or Equal

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Easy Hack for Teaching Map Directions

If you’re in Ohio and you’re driving to Texas, what direction are you traveling? Build map skills with easy to make overlays from transparency film! Sounds easy enough, right? Right? Hello? Map skills and map directions never really go away; the skills just keep building year after year. Students need

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FREE end of the school year student award certificates to decorate

Build Motivation with Easy-Peasy Student of the Week

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Students LOVE to celebrate themselves and feel special! Let’s be honest, we ALL like to be recognized and honored sometimes.  I’ve started a Mini-Student of the Week display – and my students L-O-V-E it! I keep it very, very simple. First, I assign all students

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CUBES addition and subtraction worksheets

FREE Worksheet – Addition and Subtraction Word Problems Strategy

Free word problem comprehension strategy teaches students to apply reading comprehension strategies using CUBES or CUBED method – FREE!   This easy-to-use CUBES word problem strategy provides your students with the tools to solve addition and subtraction word problems. This strategy works because students are given a solid, concrete method

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Complete Nonfiction Book Study Unit For Students

 Need a complete book study unit that your students will LOVE? This nonfiction book study is it! This literacy unit covers reading, technology, writing, and science, and even has some history thrown in, for good measure! It took my class about two full weeks to complete, but you can easily adjust

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