How To Use Puppets To Teach Classroom Rules

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How To Use Puppets To Teach Classroom Rules Teaching With Puppets Using puppets to teach classroom rules can help your students engage, remember and follow directions. Using a puppet is a simple and effective tool especially when you use  it to teach (and reteach) classroom rules.  Puppets Are A Classroom Must Have There’s a reason […]

Dice Games For Home and School


Dice Games For Home and School -Spring Edition You Need Low Prep Dice Games Getting the math center games, early finisher materials, or morning work skills games that you can prep in seconds will help you get your free time back. Gather these print and play dice games that only require a set of dice […]

Here’s How To Template Your Report Card Comments

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Use A Template To Write Report Card Comments In Episode 24, of Rockin’ This Teacher Thing… Report card comments can be a huge undertaking. But with the help of a simple template you can be done quickly.  Parents are going to love these comments.  You are going to be done writing report card comments in […]

Rockin This Teacher Thing Episode 12

Computer with books. Title of podcast and episode The One Thing You Can Do Now That Will Effect Next School Year's Success

The One Thing You Can Do Now That Will Affect Next School Year’s Success In Episode 12, of Rockin’ This Teacher Thing… Move beyond teacher self-care into self-growth.  While teacher-self care fixes our mental state for a brief time, self-growth is for the teacher and person with long term vision. Discover 5 ways to promote […]

Story-Based Podcasts For The Elementary Classroom

Start Using Story Based Podcasts In Your Classroom Today

Story-Based Podcasts For The Elementary Classroom A Story-Based Podcast is a perfect introduction to using podcasts in your classroom. Podcasts are the next biggest classroom tool.  Not only are they a teacher time-saver they make learning engaging and meaningful. The World Of Podcasts At Your Classroom Door Last time I introduced you to the world […]

More… Teaching Number Sense With Ten Frames

Teaching Number Sense Wit Ten Frames

More Fall Fun Ten Frames Practice Ah, Fall.  It’s full of color, fun and pumpkins.  It also means learning number sense in the early primary grades. And just like in last weeks post, we are again building an arsenal of fun number sense activities for your classroom.   Last week you got a fun free […]

Hand Poem Activity For Back-To-School

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Handprint Poem Craft For the First Day Of School The first day of school is magical.  Everyone is so excited and a little nervous. (Even the teachers) This special day deserves a special project. Use this hand poem for your first class craft. Handprint Poem To Help Parents I wrote this poem a few years […]