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Christmas Printables For December

Christmas Printables For December Fun Christmas worksheet printables are a must for any Kindergarten or First Grade classroom.  Unless you’ve experienced an early primary classroom in December you have no clue what it’s like.  There’s a sense of joy, anxiety, hopefulness, naughtiness, kindness, generosity, and greed all wrapped up in a 5-7 year old body.  December Can Be Tough On Everyone It’s a tough time of year for many kids.  They are dealing with issues

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Graphic Title "How To Use Transition Songs in the Classroom" sub title "Turning Chaos Into Compliance" background piano keys
Classroom Management
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How To Use Transition Songs In The Classroom

Use Music To Transition Students When music is coupled with routine your transition times are going to be filled with fun and efficiency. No more telling students what to do. “Put your papers away and go back to your seat,- PuT YOUr PAPERs Away and go Back To YOUR SEAT (x50) PUT YOUR PAPERS AWAY AND GO BACK TO YOUR SEATS RIGHT NOOOOWWW!!!!!” It’s exhausting.  Stop Using Your Voice Start Using Transition Songs Unless you

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Title: 4 Easy Ways To Build Relationships with Kindergarten and First Grade Students
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4 Easy Ways to Build Relationships with Kindergarten Students

4 Easy Ways to Build Relationships with Kindergarten Students Overview: Building relationships with students is the cornerstone to good classroom management.  But how do you develop strong relationships with 5-year-olds? Here are 4 easy ways to build relationships with kindergarten students. Happy Classrooms Having excellent classroom management is essential for a happy classroom.   It means the difference between skipping out the door at the end of the day and hiding in the bathroom, afraid to

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Bear Crying with the text saying If You Don't Have A Solid Morning Routine You've Got Nothing
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If You Don’t Have A Solid Morning Routine You’ve Got Nothing

Solid Morning Routine Or Bust Overview: A sure-fire way to make yourself miserable is to skip the morning routine with your students.   If you are into misery and frustration or you want to be an ordinary teacher and do just enough to get by, well then skip the morning routine and stop reading now.  If you want to have an extraordinary classroom filled with happy adults and even happier children, then a solid, well run

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Be Organized - Make A Teacher Binder
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Teacher Binder Organization, Get Organized In Minutes

Teacher Binder Organization, Get (And Stay) Organized In Minutes Summary: Using a teacher binder to organize your teacher life is one of the best things you can do to alleviate teacher stress.  This free download includes a teacher binder cover as well as other divider pages to keep you organized this school year. (Check Out Another Post On Teacher Binders) Crushing the Beginning Of School You've started the school year off with joy and enthusiasm. 

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Classroom Transformation Inflatable-Teacher DIY
Classroom Transformation
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Easy Classroom Transformation Inflatable- Learn From My Mistakes

Easy Classroom Transformation Inflatable- Learn From My Mistakes Ready To Build? In the last post, I went through all the materials you need to make this easy classroom transformation a reality.  Today we are on the second leg of our journey in building the classroom transformation inflatable tube. Oh man, this is going to be fun. Free Materials List You've gathered your supplies, and now you're ready.  (click here for the post describing a complete

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