Sensory Hacks to Calm an Angry Child
If you have a child that has trouble controlling their temper, you know exactly how hard it can be to calm them down. These 10 Sensory Hacks are perfect!
Teacher tax deductions - Great ways to boost your tax refund
Teachers! Do you know all the tax deductions you can claim each year? Find out what teacher tax deductions you can claim to boost your refund with our blog on tax deductions for teachers.
Goals in Sight
Ahh what a day! I don't think there is any feeling comparable to walking into a classroom that is absolutely empty, and in a few magical weeks, transforming into a space to inspire young minds! It may be one of my favorite parts of the job. Today, I created a goals bulletin board. I half got this idea off Pinterest/ half tweaked it to fit my class' needs. We have daily classroom meetings in room 10! I love this. It brings us together and lets the students know they are a part of a team! I…
Monday Made it! First time trying spray paint!
I am SO excited I can actually link up with Tara this week for Monday Made-It, and I can finally focus on SCHOOL projects, now that my summer has started! I don't know about you, but I am not the craftiest person. The thought of painting something is scary enough, but when you add paint in a can that sprays many feet away, I am pretty petrified and certain of a disaster. If you remember pictures from my classroom for the past few years, it has been hot pink and zebra. Although my room…
Stop Talking with Beat the Teacher
It's Saturday, so it's time to link up with my BBB Joanne from Head Over Heels for Teaching for Spark Student Motivation! The weeks leading up to spring break were absolutely horrible with chattiness -- talk, talk, talk. I'm talking about the kind of talk when there shouldn't be talk. I know the kids were excited -- I was excited -- be we still had some learning to do! So I came up with this very simple, yet powerful, way to control all of the talking. I call it Beat the Teacher. It…
winners, Gertrude, and desk notes
I have winners... congrats to my winners... I have sent the winners notification emails PLEASE send me your address I need them PURTY PLEASE a Rafflecopter giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway thanks so much to all of you that entered!!! what was that... ...... SQUIRREL>>>>>>>> I have a SUB for tomorrow... not for a mental holiday not for a get my Christmas shopping done day not for anything fun day it is for Gertrude Gertrude is my ganglion cyst just the word is YUCKY YUCK YUCK and so we now…
Back to School Teacher Supply Kit - Houston Mommy and Lifestyle Blogger | Moms Without Answers
This Back to School Teacher Supply Kit is a great way to get your kids ready to meet the teacher. Supply your teacher with items to encourage them this year
The Marshmallow Challenge - Day 2 Activity
Wow...my hat goes off to those of you who blogged regularly throughout your first week back to school. I literally was lucky to make it home without falling asleep at the wheel! Teaching procedures to 8th graders is SO much easier than teaching them to 6th graders. In fact, since I am new to the school, many of them were super helpful in telling me how things are done there and so on. The bell schedule is a little different than the one I was on last year, so I have new dismissal times to…
A cooperative activity where students devise a way to save Sam, a gummy worm who is trapped on a boat. Students use paperclips to try to get Sam's life preserver on.