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Put Together a Substitute Binder and Save Yourself Time Later

Put Together a Substitute Binder and Save Yourself Time Later

If teachers have learned one important lesson from the past year, it's to always have a plan in place in case you become sick and need a substitute. You can easily prep ahead of time for a sub, so at a moment's notice, your substitute is ready to go. My favorite way...

How to Save Time Planning with Airtable

How to Save Time Planning with Airtable

Do you have tons of digital curriculum resources that you never use in a school year because you forget you bought them? Or maybe your district purchased subscriptions to curriculum websites, but you forget to look for content to use with lessons. Planning with...

Virtual Student Led Conferences Made Easy

Virtual Student Led Conferences Made Easy

Student led conferences are a game-changer. Now, more than ever, they are an important part of the educational experience for students with social distancing in place. You CAN still hold student led conferences this year no matter your situation - virtual, hybrid, or...

How to Hold a Virtual Open House This Year

How to Hold a Virtual Open House This Year

There's no doubt that this school year is going to start uniquely. With large gatherings being banned, it may be safer to hold a virtual Open House, Meet the Teacher, or Back to School Night this year. Even beyond the state of the world right now, a virtual Open House...

How to Plan for Back to School in 5 Easy Steps

How to Plan for Back to School in 5 Easy Steps

Back to school was always my favorite time of year. A clean slate and a chance to get reorganized. A new group of kids excited to learn new content and participate in all of the fun, hands-on projects you're known for incorporating into the curriculum. New supplies...

Celebrate Your Students with End of Year Awards

Celebrate Your Students with End of Year Awards

The end of the school year is always so fun with celebrations of learning and student growth. Many teachers celebrate students with end of year awards, which are fun and exciting - for the first few years of school... Until you get to 4th or 5th grade and receive the...

Learning Objectives 101

Learning Objectives 101

Learning objectives play an important role in every classroom. They guide what we teach and what the students' learning outcome is. Most administrators require that we have current learning objectives displayed in our classrooms. For teachers, everything revolves...

How to Effectively Run Student Led Conferences

How to Effectively Run Student Led Conferences

When I moved to North Carolina and began teaching 5th grade, I was introduced to student led conferences. I quickly fell in love. It can be hard when you're required to hold a conference for every student. The time it takes for one conference makes for long days,...

Year Round vs. Traditional Calendar

Year Round vs. Traditional Calendar

Have you ever wondered what it's like to teach at a year round school? I always wanted to and finally got the opportunity to after being in a traditional calendar school for 5 years. I share my opinions on the two school calendars and which I prefer. Let me begin by...

Teacher Planners & Free Bookmarks

Teacher Planners & Free Bookmarks

At the beginning of June, I moved from Utah to North Carolina. I will be teaching 5th grade in a year round school and have Meet the Teacher night on June 28th! I got a jump on updates for my teacher planners early this year (thank goodness) and finished them in...

RESOURCES

Back to School Essentials Bundle
Open House Stations and Printables
Substitute Binder
Monthly Calendars
Learning Objective Display Labels
Back to School Forms
Student Led Conferences Bundle
Teacher Planner Bundle
Teacher Planner Pages
End of Year Awards
Create Your Own Class Handbook
Student Led Conference Forms
Binder Covers and Spines
Digital Stickers for Teacher Planners
Newsletter Templates
Student Led Conference Portfolio
Curriculum Map Templates
Teacher To Do Lists