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Planning seasonal, holiday lessons doesn't have to be stressful! Have fun with these teaching tips, games, centers, and activities for every season! Grab some seasonal freebies, too!
Latest Seasonal Posts

3 Tips for New 2nd Grade Teachers

I’m going to begin this by saying what all 2nd grade teachers know is true: 2nd grade is the BEST grade to teach. It is truly the sweet spot in elementary! Students are fairly independent. You don’t spend recess tying shoes. Students still love coming to school each day, and

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4 Back to School Teacher Tips You Must Do

Let’s be honest, back to school is stressful no matter how many years you’ve been teaching. That’s why I’ve curated my top 4 back to school teacher tips you MUST do! Use this blog post as a guide to simplify back to school whether you’re a new teacher or just

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10 Books for Building Classroom Community

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE finding new picture books to read during the first few weeks of school! These picture books are all about building classroom community, which is what we spend a ton of time doing at the beginning of the year! I’ve rounded up TEN

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Meet the Teacher Night

How to have a Successful Meet the Teacher Night Back to school time and meet the teacher is just around the corner! One of the most important things we do at the beginning of the year is to share our classroom information with students and families. Everything from classroom expectations,

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exploring math manipulatives

Exploring Math Manipulatives

At the beginning of the year, it’s so important to set up procedures and expectations for everything, but ESPECIALLY when it comes to your math centers. That’s why I let my students spend time exploring math manipulatives! In order to have successful math rotations, students must know how to complete

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Back To School Must-Haves

I know, I know. It’s only the end of May… BUT! I wanted to share with you two of my FAVORITE editable resources that I customize over the summer so that’s it’s ready to go when August comes (and it always sneaks up on me). First up: Back To School

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Slime Freebie

Teach your students how to make slime and follow a recipe at the same time! With this fun freebie, students will read the recipe for making slime, complete the comprehension questions, and then make slime!

Free Subtraction Strategies Sheet!

This free chart includes a 2-digit version, a 3-digit version, and a blank version! Leave your email below and print your copy immediately!