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strategies for teaching vocabulary

Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary

Do you struggle with teaching vocabulary to your kids? We are always looking into new strategies for teaching vocabulary skills to our students. Kids struggling with vocabulary seems to be an ongoing problem. Vocabulary isn’t a lesson you teach only once, but it is something you spiral throughout the year.

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Secret Picture Tile Puzzles

Are you looking for a way to make teaching reading more interactive? Secret picture tile puzzles are what you are looking for. These are fun and interactive for kids. What are Secret Picture Tile Puzzles Secret picture tiles are a puzzle. Half of the page has 12 questions. The other half

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Boom Cards

What are Boom Cards and Why Use Them?

Are you kids tired of doing boring task cards? Why not try Boom Cards. I know you are asking what are Boom Cards and why use them? What are Boom Cards In a nutshell, Boom Cards are digital task cards. They are not just task cards on paper and put

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7 tips for online teaching

7 Tips for Teaching Online

When most of us became teachers, we never knew we would be teaching online from our homes. It is definitely challenging online teaching. I want to share with you 7 tips for teaching online that is going to save your sanity! Have a Schedule When teaching online it is necessary

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industrial classrom decor

Industrial Classroom Theme

Are you looking for something new and different for your classroom theme? How about an Industrial Classroom Theme. I have some easy and inexpensive ways you can transform your classroom into the Industrial Chic room you have always wanted. Lets Go Shopping We all love shopping but when we are

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Strategies for Teachers to Deal with Self Doubt

Now, let’s go over some important strategies for teachers to deal with self-doubt when it happens. As teachers, we deal with self doubt daily. Be assured that even the most successful teacher works to overcome self-doubt at times. Feeling self-doubt is not the problem. Letting self-doubt control you, make your

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Reading Review Activities

Ok, trying to make reading review fun is no joke. The kids don’t like it and neither do the teachers. Help! How can we make fun reading review activities for our class? Fun Reading Review Activities I’m going to share with you 5 activities you can do to make reading

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Halloween read alouds

Halloween Read Alouds

I just love Halloween! The candy, the decorations, the scary movies, and especially the trick-or-treating.  So this picture was taken in 1978. Back in the day when all Halloween costumes were homemade. I was five years old and I am the “woman” with the big…hair! I am with my little

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Pineapple Classroom Theme

Pineapple Classroom Theme

Everybody is in love with the Pineapple decor these days. Everywhere we shop you see pineapples. How about bringing that Pineapple theme into your classroom? I’m going to share with you some ways you can have a Pineapple Themed Classroom. 1. Pineapple Classroom Theme decor We all need a calendar,

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Test Prep Reading stations

Easy & Engaging Test Prep Reading Stations

It’s time for test prep and you are tired of the same boring day-to-day schedule. The kids get burned out and nobody wants to do one more assessment. What is a teacher to do? One way to change-up your schedule is to have some test prep reading stations. I know this

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Celebrating Chinese New Year in the Classroom

Chinese New Year is a fun way to celebrate diversity in the classroom. There are some many great books and activities that you can do with your kids. This is one of my favorite holidays to teach my students about. I am fortunate enough to have grown up with many

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binders in the classroom

Using Binders in the Classroom

I LOVE using binders in the classroom. They are such a great way to stay organized. Binders in the Classroom Every year I setup my students’ binders at the beginning of the year. I teach them how to use them and stay organized all year long. They use them to

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