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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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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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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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Improve Student Spelling with this Easy Hack!

Here is my latest love – a “Spelling Sandbox”!!  This spelling sandbox  can improve spelling study skills for students. They’ll be having so much fun, they’ll forget that they’re studying spelling words. Once upon a time, I saw and loved (and used successfully!) this idea from Pinterest. The original Pin

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Magnetic Tape – A Teacher’s Best Friend!

Magnetic tape is so useful in the classroom. Here’s my favorite way to use it! I’ve been doing this for years, but maybe someone out there hasn’t heard of it yet.  Magnetic Tape! It’s MAGIC for teachers! You’ve probably seen the rolls of self-adhesive magnetic tape – like this one from Amazon. (I

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How to Teach Multi-Digit Multiplication and Long Division

Learn the best way to teach multi-digit multiplication and long division. This differentiated strategy helps 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and special education students. If you’re looking for the best strategies for teaching multi-digit multiplication and long division, you’ve found a great place to start. These are the easiest methods for

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end of the year student award party with donuts!

End of the Year Award Party for Students

Low-cost end of the school year class party ideas for teachers, including a student award ceremony with student award certificates and donut banquet. Fun and inexpensive celebration. Planning a fun end-of-the-year party for students doesn’t have to be a pain. And it doesn’t have to be expensive. I’m kinda known

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Monthly Journal Writing made easy!

Quick pics to show off what we were working on during the last week of April, and also to show you that I truly do use my own products in my classroom. Prompt cards, calendar, and rubrics – make your life easier! These pics are from my Journal Writing –

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