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classroom environment

Classroom Environment

I finally have my classroom environment set up! It has taken me longer than I expected. Moving classrooms and changing themes definitely took a while. I love that I have an atrium attached to my class. I can open the sliding glass door and my students can read outside or do

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monster pillows

Monster Pillows- Made with Glue Gun

I have made Monster pillows for my classroom library. I do not sew so I thought I would try using a glue gun. I took the felt and drew an outline of the monster I wanted. I then cut the felt. Make sure to use both pieces of felt when

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calming lotions

Calming Lotion

Does your class ever get cranky? Do you sometimes need a little extra love? Calming lotion is something that is used by your students or teachers when they just need a little extra love or if they’re cranky. Calming Lotion So calming lotion is no magic potion. It actually comes

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bucket seat

Paint Bucket Seats

I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It. I This is my first time linking up with Monday Made It and I am really excited to share my recent project, Paint Bucket Seats. I made six paint bucket seats for my small group table in my

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motivating kids to read

Motivating Students to Read

What motivates elementary students to read? That is the million dollar question. What can we do as educators to encourage the love of reading to our students? Show them how much we love to read and how much fun it can be! This is a picture of an amazing principal

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Favorite Back to School Pins

I have had so much fun this summer linking up with Just Reed with her Ten Pin Summer Linky. Of course we had to end this linky with our favorite back to school pins! I still have a little over a month until school starts but I know many schools start

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ten pin linky

Favorite Science and Social Studies Pins

I am having a great time linking up with the Just Reed  this summer with her Ten Pin Linky Party. I love Pinterest and have so many great ideas pinned! I just hope I can get to most of them one day. This week I am listing  my ten favorite Science

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ten pin linky reading

Favorite Reading Pins

I am joining up with Just Reed  again for  another Ten Pin Linky. This week I am listing  my ten favorite reading pins on Pinterest. Reading is my favorite think to teach so I have a lot of pins that deal with reading. Hopefully I can narrow it down to ten.

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math pins ten pin linky

Favorite Math Pins

I am joining up with Just Reed for Ten Pin Linky on my favorite ten math pins on Pinterest. So let’s get started! #1. Add it Up – It’s like a math boggle. I think this is a great idea for kids that finish early. You could also be subtraction or multiplication.

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Love Teaching Kids Monster Theme

Monster Theme

I am going to be doing a monster theme in my classroom this coming year. I did a Hollywood theme for several years. You can look at the post here.  I have been looking online and found some cute ideas. Below are some of the ideas I have found. I found

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Hollywood themed classroom library

Hollywood Themed Classroom

I have had a Hollywood themed classroom for the past three years. I wanted to share with you some of the decorations I had in my room. The schedule that I used in my room were Hollywood signs with the subjects written on them. I bought these at Teacher’s Clubhouse.

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Book Talk Thursday

I have linked up with Reading Toward the Stars  for a weekly book talk.  I am going to review a great teacher resource book called Math Work Stations  by Debbie Diller. This book is essential if you are wanting to begin math work stations in your classroom. The setup of the

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