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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! Provide your students with the tools to solve addition and subtraction word problems with this easy-to-use CUBES word problem strategy. 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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Contact Paper Hack for Old Filing Cabinets

This is a quick blog post about the amazing transformation of an ugly duckling (in this case an old beat up filing cabinet) into a beautiful swan! Ok, well, beautiful might be a stretch – but it’s at least an attractive swan! Here is the before picture: I couldn’t look

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Hack for helping students reading improvement

Improve Student Reading with DIY Reading Guides

Here’s a DIY hack to improve students’ reading by using a simple, easy-to-make reading guide to assist students with their tracking! Visual tracking during reading can be improved with the aid of a simple tool that you can make! My students use these nearly every single day at school. It’s

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Follow these steps for Classroom Set Up

Organizing Your Back to School Power Plan

Organizing your classroom can be done in less time than you think. Follow this simple organizational plan for primary, elementary, middle school, and high school teachers. The Back To School Aisle is back in action at my local Walmart! I L-O-V-E settling into my classroom early. It feels good to

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