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Ocean Tube Classroom Transformation
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Classroom Transformation For The Busy Teacher

Classroom Transformation? Yes, Please! Love the classroom transformations you see other teachers doing in their classrooms? Looking for an easy way to bring a transformation to your classroom that sets up in less than 5 minutes?  Keep reading for a fun summer time project that is sure to please this school year.   Ocean Classroom Transformation It’s shark week in your classroom. You're at the height of the ocean unit and your students are learning lots

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Year End Activities To The Rescue
End of Year
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End Of Year Activities To The Rescue

Year End Activities To The Rescue Get these end of year activities including a Free End Of Year Bingo where students create their own bingo cards.  These end of year printables are Low Prep?  You will Stress Less with these free, printable, end of year activities for preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade. Ready Or Not The Last Week Of School Is Coming You don’t have to tell me the pressure you’re under.  I get it. I

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Plan The End Of School Year With Less Stress
End of Year
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Plan The End Of The School Year With Less Stress

Plan The End Of The School Year With Less Stress It’s That Time Again We all know what’s coming up. The End Of The School Year. Dun, dun, Duuuuun. Yet, every year it takes us a little bit by surprise. The end of the school year.  It’s great. It’s horrible. All at the same time. The exhaustion is real. The excitement is real.   The kids are crazy (for real.) The teachers are tired (for

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Fun Skills Practice
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Spring Dot-To-Dot And Graph Printables? YES PLEASE!!

Spring Dot-To-Dot And Graph Printables Spring is in the air, and so are these fun Spring printables.  These Spring worksheets that have a dot-to-dot and a graph on them are perfect for students to work on independently.  Your students love dot-to-dot printables, and now they can also practice their graphing skills. Here’s how they work. Step 1 The Dot-To-Dot Students do the dot-to-dot. But do students really need practice counting?  Isn’t it too easy for

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Here's How Teaching History Is Better With A Podcast
Podcasts For The Classroom
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Here’s How Teaching History Is Better With A Podcast

Here’s How Teaching History Is Better With A Podcast Here's how teaching history is better with a podcast. In this post you will get introduced to another great podcast for your classroom. Be sure to get your free printable to facilitate listening. A Recap We hear about the dangers of screen time, but as educators, we also know the importance of highly engaging media in our classrooms.  Solution: have you tried podcasts as a tool

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Improve Student Creative Thinking and Writing Skills
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Improve Student Creative Thinking And Writing Skills

A St. Patrick's Day Creative Thinking and Writing Activity This fun Shamrock writing and problem-solving activity is a great way to increase student problem-solving and creative skills. Perfect for an easy March creative writing activity. Develop the Creative and Problem-Solving Mind With Transformations and Writing-Shamrock Style Your students can’t get enough creative and problem-solving practice? They are building skills for the 21st-century job market.  Jobs will belong to those who have solid academic skills, and…

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