Amazon Music Playlists for Me and the Kids (in January)

Amazon Music Playlists for Me and the Kids (in January)

Hey friends! I told y'all (pardon me, I'm from Texas) I was going to write more blog posts in 2018. Well, here I am again!!! YAY!!! During the Christmas break last week, we got a chance to see Coco. It was such a cute movie! I was sort of surprised how cute it was. I...

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2018 and 6 Years with a GIVEAWAY!

2018 and 6 Years with a GIVEAWAY!

Last week, I celebrated 6 years of A Modern Teacher! Can you believe that?  6 years!!  I thought I would take a look back at where AMT has been and what I hope for AMT in the future. I also thought it would be fun to have a GIVEAWAY!!!!  YAY! Let's ring in 2018 with...

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A Modern Teacher Monthly Life Planner

A Modern Teacher Monthly Life Planner

I am SO SO excited (and a bit nervous)!!! A Modern Teacher Monthly Life Planner is here!! Aimed to connect your teacher life to your home life, this planner (with pops of color on every page) is easy enough to take with you to any meeting and slip in your teacher bag...

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Kindness Bulletin Board for December (Freebie)

Kindness Bulletin Board for December (Freebie)

December is a month full of all-the-things. Am I correct? With all the excitement in the air, kids can get a little crazy. They have so much energy in their little bodies, they just don't know how to manage it some times. The amount of crazy can be just a little much....

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DIY: Differentiating Stations by Color (Grab and Go!)

DIY: Differentiating Stations by Color (Grab and Go!)

Ready to get your do-it-yourself project hat on and save some money? Let's do this! First, I have to ask: how do you set up your stations for differentiation? One of my favorite ways is to set up the stations by color. I love differentiating stations by color because...

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Teach Like a Pineapple and a GIVEAWAY!

Teach Like a Pineapple and a GIVEAWAY!

About a couple of weeks ago, Melanie (from Schoolgirl Style) and I hosted a Teachers CREATE Workshop.  It was SO.much.fun. The theme for that particular one was "Teach Like a Pineapple".  We had bright colors with pops of pineapples, flamingoes, and flowers galore....

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Classroom Organization: Must-Have Items

Classroom Organization: Must-Have Items

Today I am sharing must-have items I think are key to better classroom organization!  Allright teachers, let's dig in! This post does contain affiliate links.  I only recommend items I absolutely love! 1. A label maker.  You gotta have access to labeling things quick....

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How to Use Teacher Binders for Better Classroom Organization

How to Use Teacher Binders for Better Classroom Organization

2005 changed my life. I got married *and* I discovered keeping allllll my teacher paperwork in three-ring binders. Well, almost all the paperwork. I started using teacher binders for better classroom organization. How did I do it? How did I go from files to almost all...

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Teachers CREATE Workshop is Open!

Teachers Create Workshop is officially open!  I am so excited about this day of fun, food, and friends!!!  We will be sharing ideas on classroom decor and classroom organization *and* you'll be completing make-and-take projects for your classroom! You won't want to...

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BIG Announcement!  Teachers CREATE!

BIG Announcement! Teachers CREATE!

Happy Day friends!  I have a super, exciting, BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Think classroom decor ideas, organizational ideas, hands-on projects to use in your classroom...food, friends, all in a fun city like Waco...It's my honor to announce "Teachers CREATE !®" Melanie and I...

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Teacher Organization Done for You! (well, almost)

Teacher Organization Done for You! (well, almost)

The Teacher Binders have been updated!! The calendars are ready to go for the next school year! YAY! That means teacher organization is done for you (well, almost 😉 This means one less thing on your plate. Let me run through the download to show you all that you can...

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Exclusive Freebie!  Spreading Kindness in the Classroom

Exclusive Freebie! Spreading Kindness in the Classroom

Spreading kindness in the classroom can happen in many, many different ways. If you remember, I wrote a post for Oriental Trading about setting up a kindness challenge. Well, today Nicole is sharing with us another way to spread kindness in the classroom.  I love her...

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Water Cycle Craft and Kick Off of the Brightest Teacher 2017!

Water Cycle Craft and Kick Off of the Brightest Teacher 2017!

KICKING OFF THE BRIGHTEST TEACHER CONTEST 2017 Today I am helping kick off the Brightest Teacher Contest of 2017!!   I’m partnering with ASTROBRIGHTS® Papers to bring you a contest you don't want to miss! Keep reading to find out the details on the contest at the end...

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Valentine’s Day Clip Cards and Sensory Bin

Valentine’s Day Clip Cards and Sensory Bin

We've got another awesome Valentine's Day idea AND FREEBIE from Heather of Recipe for Teaching. She's got a couple of great ideas for your students this Valentine's Day. Enjoy! Recognizing and identifying numbers 1-20 is an important skill for my kindergarten...

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Unlock the Love

Unlock the Love

Here is another awesome Valentine's Day idea from Jessi of Cooties and Cuties. This is a simple but incredibly engaging game you can play with your students. Hope you enjoy! Hi, it’s Jessi from Cooties and Cuties, and I am so excited to share my favorite Valentine...

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Color Your Own Valentine Gift Tags

Color Your Own Valentine Gift Tags

I am so excited for this week! Since it's the week before Valentine's Day, I am having some guest readers share their awesome Valentine's Day ideas! Today, is a super cute free printable from Laura of Celebrate in Detail. Enjoy! Hello, let me introduce myself! My name...

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Differentiated Math

Differentiated Math

I've talked a bit about Differentiated Math. Ideas on where to start, some ideas on ways to differentiate, and three overarching steps in differentiating. One resource I haven't ever shared here is the Math Bundle I've put together (over a year ago) for 2nd Grade. So,...

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DIY Play Dough

DIY Play Dough

Super excited to have Meredith back sharing her recipe for DIY Play Dough. Play Dough can be used in so many ways, I just love bringing out a big ball of it and having the kids get to work.  Practicing numbers, letters, shapes, pretend play...the options are endless!...

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Organizing the Primary Classroom

Organizing the Primary Classroom

Can we ever have too many organizing ideas?  Nope, I didn't think so. 🙂  Super excited to have Meredith here to share some ideas on how she organizes her primary classroom.  Organizing the primary classroom takes skill and I am sure you'll agree with me that it is...

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New Year’s in the Classroom

New Year’s in the Classroom

Hi again, it’s Jessi from Cooties and Cuties, and I’m so excited to be back sharing ideas for the New Year! The New Year is such an exciting time, but the first day back to school after winter break is never anyone’s favorite. We’re all exhausted from holiday...

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A Quick Look Back, 5 Year Birthday Bash, and a Look Forward

A Quick Look Back, 5 Year Birthday Bash, and a Look Forward

Five more days until 2017!!  OH YA!!!  I couldn't be more excited about moving on to the next year! Five years of "A Modern Teacher"!  YAY!!  I am also thrilled to be celebrating five years of this blog and business! I could never have imagined my life changing so...

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Finding Frosty: a Top Secret Mission

Finding Frosty: a Top Secret Mission

Ready for a Top-Secret Mission to do with your kids? Finding Frosty is a mission you won't want to miss! I am excited to have Lexi back for another creative idea! This one is super helpful because you can complete during inside recess! This is Lexi from Twinkle Little...

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DIY Your Small Containers!

DIY Your Small Containers!

  Super excited to share with you an easy DIY your small containers... from Desiree!  Desiree is a 2nd Grade teacher from Minnesota. She shares some extremely creative ideas on her Instagram account: Create and Educate. So happy to have her here with you! I don’t...

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Easy Penguin Winter Craft

Easy Penguin Winter Craft

"Oh the weather outside is frightful, but my dear, you're so delightful!...Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!" Are you singing?  Don't you just love all the holiday and winter songs? I sure do! It doesn't snow here in central Texas but that doesn't stop us from...

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It’s a Plaid Thing!

It’s a Plaid Thing!

Plaid is all the rage right now.  From administration sending plaid goodies to their staff to "let's all wear plaid days".  Everyone can't get enough of the plaid.  It's a plaid thing. And I love it!  So, naturally, I'm going to be sending plaid scarves to my teacher...

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Easy DIY Numbered Countdown

Easy DIY Numbered Countdown

December in a classroom is crazy folks.  Between classroom parties, end of the semester assessments, final deadlines of the year, it can be tempting to throw out all classroom management strategies. Wait!  Don't do it.  I am excited to share another quick classroom...

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Quick and Easy Student Gifts with Trolls!

Quick and Easy Student Gifts with Trolls!

"Can't Stop the Feeling! Got sunshine in my pocket and good stuff in my feet..." Boy, lately I've been singing allll the songs. HAHA! Well, tap your toes, and wave your hands in the air because Lexi is here to share a fun idea for a student gift!!   My kids are...

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Easy Class Reward: Pajama and Snow Day!

Easy Class Reward: Pajama and Snow Day!

Looking for an easy class reward through the winter months?  As you might know, pajama day is an easy class reward you can implement right now.  Well, mixing it up a bit with a snow day theme just adds to the excitement and engagement of trying to earn the reward. The...

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Santa Cam! Classroom Management During the Holidays

Santa Cam! Classroom Management During the Holidays

Here Comes Santa Claus, Here Comes Santa Claus, Right Down Santa Claus Lane... Are you singing with me?  Well, I'm singing because we have a guest today!  I'm so excited to introduce to you Jessi from Cooties and Cuties!!!!  Today she will be sharing some ideas on...

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Happy Unity Day!

Happy Unity Day!

If you are a Texas teacher, this post is for you! I am sure you can agree with me how important unity is in the classroom. (Happy Unity Day! Hooray!) Our classes are made of students from every walk of life. One of the key classroom management strategies for engaged...

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Classroom Celebrations COSTUME TIME!

Classroom Celebrations COSTUME TIME!

A very very long time ago, I created a blog called "Classroom Celebrations". It was a fun site dedicated to all the things we celebrate in the classroom.  It was a terrific idea however, I decided to keep all the ideas on my main site--right here on A Modern Teacher....

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Creating a Teacher Small Group Reading Cart

Creating a Teacher Small Group Reading Cart

Everything is better with a cart--right?  I don't know why but carts just make it more fun.  Or is that just me? Maybe. HA! Creating a teacher small group reading cart can be done in a jiffy. Super easy to put together.  I'm over on Oriental Trading's Blog sharing...

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Differentiation in the Classroom (Where to Start)

Differentiation in the Classroom (Where to Start)

Differentiation in the classroom begins with your students.  I've talked a whole lot about differentiation.  I feel so passionate about it because kids come to us in so many different ways.  And I'm one of those learners that has to learn skills/concepts in so many...

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Astrobrights Brightest Teacher Classroom Reveal

Astrobrights Brightest Teacher Classroom Reveal

Astrobrights has done it again! Maybe you remember the post I shared back in March announcing a "Brightest Teacher" contest. And maybe you remember the winner announced in May.  Well, the winner, Markeda Brown, received a full classroom makeover.  Isn't that amazing?!...

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Grandparent’s Day Craft and Writing

Grandparent’s Day Craft and Writing

Grandparent's Day is just around the corner.  If you are looking for an easy and meaningful craft (along with some writing) to gift to the grandparents, head to Oriental Trading's blog.  I am sharing 3 simple station ideas you can incorporate in your day. I think...

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7 Ways to Differentiate in the Classroom

7 Ways to Differentiate in the Classroom

I've been thinking a lot about differentiation and how to make it better in the classroom.  Differentiation can start slowly and in one area of your day. From the environment to small group meetings, differentiation can accommodate the many types of learners in your...

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5 Simple Tips to Plan Lessons (Without an Official Team)

5 Simple Tips to Plan Lessons (Without an Official Team)

I've shared a ton about how to plan lessons.  If you've followed my blog for awhile, you know I love to participate in team planning.  However, every year wasn't always unicorns and rainbows.  So, what do you do when you don't have a team to plan with? Here are 5...

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It’s a Planning Party, $20 Gift Card Contest, and MORE!

It’s a Planning Party, $20 Gift Card Contest, and MORE!

There are a few things going on this week.  Scratch that! This is probably the busiest week in the online world for teachers!  Lot of fun happening! And the Planning Party is the perfect place to start. However, I didn't want you to miss out on everything so I thought...

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Planning Your Classroom: Owl Love Style!

Planning Your Classroom: Owl Love Style!

Owls! They will never go out of style.  Owls symbolize wisdom, insightfulness, and are illustrated with so much charm and wit. If you choose this as your classroom theme, then you could go on for years, adapting it up to meet the needs of different grade levels and...

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Classroom Planning: Calming Colors in the Classroom

Classroom Planning: Calming Colors in the Classroom

Maybe you need a spa-like retreat for your kids.  Maybe you need *very* calming colors for this year.  I've got you covered. Virtual High Five!  You know, I've been thinking a lot about all that goes into classroom planning. So, I thought I would find some classroom...

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Classroom Planning: Color My Classroom!

Classroom Planning: Color My Classroom!

Bring me all the colors!  I LOVE this theme. Color My Classroom brings pops of color with nothing too overpowering.  Yes, yes, and YES!! This theme is so versatile because you are not married into one specific look and it speaks to both boys and girls. Plus, you can...

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Classroom Planning: Fixer Upper Inspired Design!

Classroom Planning: Fixer Upper Inspired Design!

Tell me you love Fixer Upper. You do?  Is it your favorite? Or at least one of the top 3? If it is, then you've come to the right place because today's post is all about using elements of my favorite tv show in the classroom planning process. Don't know what the heck...

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Lesson Planner PreOrders!

Lesson Planner PreOrders!

Lesson planners galore!  YAY!  I have received several emails asking for a preorder of the lesson planners.  Well, let's do this!!!!!  Whether you are going on vacation and can't place the order on July 18th OR you just want to make sure you get your hands on one, I...

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Personal Planner Update and Teacher Lesson Planner

Personal Planner Update and Teacher Lesson Planner

If you hang out with me on Instagram, you know my life is pretty full.   How I spend my time is chosen very carefully because I have a lot of balls to juggle.  That is why I like to plan so much.  You can probably relate to the juggling act, right? In order to not go...

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Organize Your Images CHALLENGE

Organize Your Images CHALLENGE

Just a quick note today!  I'm having an "Organize Your Images" CHALLENGE on Instagram.  I went to the Apple store on Monday and left with a working computer, thank God! And a stern...you should *really* get your pictures off your computer.  They are slowing your...

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Get Things Done During the Summer

Get Things Done During the Summer

How do you get things done during the summer? With all the fun to be had, it is hard to make time to actually get things done.  Now, I'm not saying all of you shouldn't be relaxing and really enjoying your break.  That is a MUST.  Non-negotiable. 🙂 I just want to...

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Best Place to Print your Teacher Planner

Best Place to Print your Teacher Planner

Ok, let's get real for a minute.  Printing a teacher planner can be confusing.  What do you print? Where do you print? About how much can you expect to spend? Well, it all depends on how you like to plan. For today's purpose though, we are solely talking about the...

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Student Planner Updated!

Student Planner Updated!

Did you know, I created a Student Planner many, many moons ago?  Yes, I found the school-issued planner was not meeting my kids' needs, so I created one.  And along with the digital teacher planners I have in my shop on Teachers Pay Teachers, I update the calendars...

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Lesson Planner for A Modern Teacher :: Purposeful Planning!

Lesson Planner for A Modern Teacher :: Purposeful Planning!

Hip Hip HOORAY!!  TOMORROW is THE day! A Modern Teacher Lesson Planner will be up for sale for all you Early Birds who are ready for purposeful planning!  Presale begins Tuesday, May 2!  I am SO excited to share these with you!!.  Are you ready? Let's get started! I'm...

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#TeacherDIY :: Displaying Student Work

#TeacherDIY :: Displaying Student Work

As the summer approaches (YAY!), you might be thinking of DIY projects to put on the to-do list. It's time for a little come-back to the DIY projects on AMT!! Time for a little #TeacherDIY! (p.s. let's use that hashtag on Instagram to all share. Yes?)  Ok, so a few...

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Mother’s Day Craft  :: She is THE Queen Bee

Mother’s Day Craft :: She is THE Queen Bee

As a mom, sometimes I wish I could just wear a crown and everyone would be reminded that I need to be treated like a queen. Ha! I am sure there are many of us who feel this way. Well, your little students can solve this problem. Moms can wear these Queen Bee Crowns...

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Plan and Go! Checklist for Teaching Geometry

Plan and Go! Checklist for Teaching Geometry

If you are a new reader here, WELCOME!  This post is part of a series to help plan for teaching certain skills. I talk about the background in my first post HERE. In an effort to make the planning easier for you, I decided to put together a series of posts that helps...

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Start Today: Organized Teacher with Teacher Binders!

Start Today: Organized Teacher with Teacher Binders!

I absolutely can not believe it is that time of the year again! Time to share with you new teacher binder covers! Use teacher binders for maximum classroom organization! I also can not believe this will be my FIFTH year sharing these with you.  WHAT??!!  Time sure...

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One Simple Tip to Organize Teacher Paperwork

One Simple Tip to Organize Teacher Paperwork

Oh honey. It's time for this one simple tip to organize teacher paperwork (that you've been waiting for your entire life-haha). I know tons of paperwork collects on your desk. Stop, look around, it's there, isn't it? Right?  It collects, collects, and collects.  I...

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Plan and Prep to Teach Measurement FREE Checklist

Teaching Measurement, specifically length, soon? If so, I'm sharing some ideas to help plan and prep to teach measurement. In an effort to make the planning easier for you, I decided to put together a series of posts that helps you set up for teaching a particular...

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Big Picture Updated Free Download

Big Picture Updated Free Download

When you start planning for the next school year, what do you do first? Start creating detailed weekly lesson plans or look at the big picture?  Wait.  Did I just say "start planning for next school year?"  What?! Already?  Are you thinking about next school year?  I...

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Do YOU Think You Can Feel Prepared for the School Day?

A couple of weeks back on Facebook and on Instagram, I asked friends how they felt when they are prepared for the school day.  The responses I received were so interesting.  It got me thinking.... Can you *ever* feel truly, truly prepared for the school day?  Well,...

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It’s Bright in Here

I've got some very exciting news to share today!  I am beyond thrilled to share with you that I will be part of the 2016 Bright Mind, Astrobrights' Edublogger Ambassador Program.  Happy Dance with me! If you've been here for awhile, you know I am no stranger to color....

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Valentine’s Day and Friends! (A Fun Playlist!)

I love February.  If you have read the blog for awhile you know I never grew up thinking Valentine's Day was about the romance kind of love.  In our house, we celebrated the friendship kind of love (agape love).  Mom always gave us small tokens of her love.  We sang,...

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For All You Parents Out There

There are 5 things I believe a teacher would love to have, hands down. This post is more about spoiling a teacher *just a bit*.  Nothing crazy big. Now, parents, just a reminder: we didn't get into this job for the money. We know that. We know we aren't going to get...

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Make It Modern, Instantly

Beautiful. Inspirational. Quick. Connect. Four words I think of when describing Instagram.  I seriously can't tell you how many times I get up and just GET THINGS DONE because of this little APP.  I mean, hey, we all need some inspiration to get things moving and for...

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Scholastic Teacher Magazine Subscription Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest!! As you know, Scholastic Teacher Magazine has a new name.  I wrote about all the details here.  I am just so happy to share their exciting news. Did you know they've published the magazine for over 100 years.  WOW!!...

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Little Bit of EEK!

Spiders! Do you creep out as much as I do when I see them? I just don’t like anything that crawls in the dirt or on walls except ladybugs. Sorry, I am just not that gal. Even with 2 boys. Sorry boys. What about you?  Do you sort of get the eeby-geebies? My son,...

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Tried and True with a New Name

There are few resources I consistently go to for up-to-date teaching methods, practices, and ideas. I mean every year and every month, for not just *any* teaching ideas but those that take the kids to the next level. You know what I mean: the cutting edge information....

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3 Classroom Management Ideas You Can Use NOW

Things getting a bit fidgety?  The honeymoon of the start of the year almost over?  I know, some of you have great classes this year. AWESOME! I feel like they come in waves.  Some years more challenging than others.  That's ok. You've got this year's class for a...

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Text to Self Free Download with The Relatives Came

Just a super duper quick post.  This morning on Instagram, I posted a picture of "The Relatives Came" by Cynthia Rylant.  It is one of my most favorite books.  I think it is great to teach personal narratives.  Then someone reminded me that it is also great for...

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Astrobrights Papers Colorize Your Classroom Challenge

Wahoo!  Astrobrights Papers' Colorize Your Classroom Challenge is back!!  Do you remember the amazing projects shared on ColorizeYourClassroom.com last year? ColorizeYourClassroom.com gives teachers a go-to source for inspiration and ideas on  how color can help...

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All Things GOLD: Teacher Gift (plus free download)

Are you looking for a small gift to give your teacher friends for back to school?  I thought "wouldn't it be fun to surprise friends with some little gold nuggets?  ie:desksupplies !  YAY!! And of course, one for my kid's teachers!  Right now, gold is so hot and so...

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How I Stepped WAY Out of My Box This Summer…

Oh goodness!  I stepped WAY out of my box this summer?  How come???? Well, I decided to tackle something I never ever thought I would: I created a video guide on how to organize your Reading and Writing areas.  Crazy --huh?!  I asked a TON of you, what do you...

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#TeacherStyleGiveaway!!

Are you getting ready for Back to School?  Have you already started?  I can't believe how fast time flies.  I feel like I say that all.the.time!  It is SO true.  Back to School means The 4th annual Teacher Style Giveaway is here!! WAHOO!!!!!!  I am so incredibly...

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More Teacher Planner Fun

Some fun is going on at the Organized Chaos Blog! ***a fun link up going on***  Can you guess what it's about?  Planners.  Teacher Binders.  You know.  Just a love of mine-ha!.  I BIG puffy heart organization.  If your here, I'm gonna guess you do too! 😉   I love...

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Free Welcome Sign UPDATED!

Raise your hands if you love owls?  If you do, this one is for you.  A few years back, I created these free welcome signs with an owl theme.  I am happy to share: THEY HAVE BEEN UPDATED!!  YAY!!  I know, no need for yelling but I'm so excited to bring them to you...

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Must-Have Back to School Supplies {and a FREEBIE!}

This one is for all you Texas friends out there!  Let's combine SCHOOL SUPPLY FAVORITES with the ONE PLACE THAT HAS IT and what do you get?  HEB!  I gotta tell you--I love, love, LOVE HEB. For those of you outside of Texas, HEB is a grocery store but not JUST any...

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#25DaysofColor with Astrobrights PLUS a Free Download

Oh how I love color.  Ever heard of the phrase: "Live Life in Color"? I LOVE this phrase.  Color is a game changer.  No boring beige here.  You won't find that in my classroom or my home.  I live in color.  I create in color.  I learn in color.  Are you that way? I...

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Winner Announced!!

The #teacherscapturesummer camera giveaway is over and the winner has been picked!!  Drum roll please.... Congratulations to Angela P.!!!  She has already been contacted and has responded so we are sending goodies her way!! Thank you to everyone for entering!  AND...

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Capture Summer Memories ***HUGE Giveaway**

Today marks the official First Day of Summer and it's Father's Day!!  WAHOO! YAY! CELEBRATE!!  Lots of reasons to take pictures, am I right?  So, a bunch of us bloggers put together a Camera Giveaway so you can capture ALL the summer memories and BEYOND!   There...

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DIY: Throwback: Chartstand

I thought this week I would share a little  DIY THROWBACK!  I don't want you to miss this super easy project.  It's easy.  Promise. I use things like this stand all the time for reminders, share work, share directions, showcase pictures, etc.  And my taste in...

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DIY: Planner Stretchy Bands

Starting the summer off right with a little DIY!!!  And I'm kickin' off my very FIRST Monday MADE-IT today!!!!  Can you believe that?  All this time MMI has been going on, I haven't been able to participate.  Well, not any more!!! I am starting with a very simple DIY....

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Classroom Crashers! :: Primary Press

Are you thinking about your room for next year?  Some of you might be!  You might be gathering ideas, dreaming already... Well, my friend, Vickie, from Primary Press has a cute classroom set-up!  In the past she went with primary colors and polka dots.  So super cute....

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Winner of the IHEART Teachers Giveaway

  Almost Friday! YAY!  Just a quick post announcing all of the winners of the IHeart Teachers Giveaway!  This one was a fun one friends and SO many prizes.  We have Leigh from The Applicious Teacher to thank for all of her hard work in organizing the entire week!...

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Battle of the Binders and a couple of giveaways!

If you follow on Facebook , you know I am starting a "Battle of the Binders" this week.  YAY! What is "Battle of the Binders"? Every Tuesday I will post (over on Facebook) a competition between 2 binder themes. You vote for your favorite in the comments and then on...

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A Little Video

Just a quick post today. Many of you were wondering about the inside pages of the Personal Planner for Teachers. What is REALLY inside of it? So, I put together a little video with some help from my friend, Adrianne.   There are 2 main parts to the personal...

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2015 Spring Lookbook

Hey Teacher Friends! Is the sun shining in your hometown today?  I hope so!  Here in central Texas, it is out!  I LOVE this time of the year.  School is winding down, summer is just around the corner.  It is warm enough to get out in the sun--a place I always want to...

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Giveaway Winner Announced! plus some updates

Well, what do you think?  Did you like this year's new designs?  I truly, truly hope you do. More importantly, as much as I love creating the designs, I truly hope this is a functional planner and organizer you can use on a daily basis in your classroom.  I want it to...

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Schoolgirl Style All-Time Favorites!!

I know, just one more day!  WAH!  These past 2 weeks have been SO FUN!  Really!  I know--just a tad bit...ahem...crazy but all worth it!!  It is truly an honor to share with you something you can use in your classroom and REALLY give you more time to TEACH! Today's...

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Polka Dots and Chalkboard Teacher Binder: Planner & Organizer

Did someone say polka dots?  Ah!  This one is my favorite too (well, Sunshine is first but this is right there too 🙂   So classic and modern all at the same time.  The black and white will go with anything and the chalkboard....well, classic. Just like in the...

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Sunshine Teacher Binder: Planner and Organizer

So, this one.  This one y'all, is my favorite.  I don't know what it is about gingham but I absolutely love it.  I have since I was oh...6.  Seriously.  I always have gingham ribbon, gingham dresses, shirts, quilts, pencils....you name it.  It reminds me of all things...

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Navy Dot Teacher Binder: Planner and Organizer

If navy is your favorite color, then this one is for you. And BIG polka dots really makes my heart happy.  Who am I kidding?....ANY size polka dot is good.  Any of you out there like that?  Are you obsessed with polka dots as much as me.  Stripes and polka dots....

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Happy Rainbow Teacher Binder: Planner and Organizer!

We are moving right along in these reveals.  Today is Day 4 of the launch and I am loving this next one.  It is just so...well....happy!  This one can really go with any color scheme.  That is what I love about using a rainbow theme.  You can just change up the colors...

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