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Black History Month: 20 Children’s Books Worth Reading

Black History Month: 20 Children’s Books Worth Reading

Start planning now for Black History Month with some amazing children’s books that are perfect to share with your elementary students.  While Black History Month doesn’t begin until February 1st, it runs the entirety of the month and offers teachers a great opportunity to discuss history.  The books below are sure to hold your students’
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9 Holiday Gift Ideas for School Support Staff

9 Holiday Gift Ideas for School Support Staff

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the gift giving list is so…long!  By the time December rolls around, picking out gifts for friends, family, and co-workers can be exhausting.  But wait!  You can’t forget the school’s support staff on that gift giving list.  Without terrific paras, amazing custodians, fabulous school secretaries, lovely cafeteria workers,
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2014 Really Good Holiday Gift Guide – Educational Gifts for Kids

2014 Really Good Holiday Gift Guide – Educational Gifts for Kids

The holidays are quickly approaching and with them comes the stress over what to get for your young learners.  Thankfully, the product ideas below are a great way to get all of your shopping done while also adding a fun, educational flair to the gifts for the children on your list.  Teacher tested and parent
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10 Halloween Costume Ideas for Teachers

10 Halloween Costume Ideas for Teachers

It’s that time again!  Time to plan your Halloween costume for school and get ready to dazzle your students with your creativity and sense of humor.  For teachers who are permitted to dress up in costumes on Halloween day, the pressure to find just the right costume is ON. We have rounded up 10 Halloween costume
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Partner Them Up for Summer Learning Fun

Partner Them Up for Summer Learning Fun

  Let’s face it, your students are going to be spending time online this summer.  For some, it’s going to be a lot of time!  Instead of lamenting that they’ll be wasting time or not getting the skill reinforcement that they need, put that online time to good use.  Sandy, a 3rd-5th Grade Teacher from
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Packing Up the Classroom at the End of the School Year

Packing Up the Classroom at the End of the School Year

During the May 14, 2014 #TeachChat, Really Good Teachers dished on some of their favorite end of the year classroom packing tips and tricks.  No poster, no pencil, and no book gets left behind in these classrooms across the country!  Getting ready to do your own packing and need some teacher-tested strategies?  Read the transcript
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End of the Year Tips and Tricks

End of the Year Tips and Tricks

You are just about there!  The end of the school year is in sight and you are counting down the days!  There is a lot to do between now and then, but we have some great teacher-tested tips to make your end of the year easier.  From cleaning the desktops and classroom to ideas for
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Kindergarten Graduation Ideas

Kindergarten Graduation Ideas

Kindergarten.  It is a magical grade where students begin to develop their love for learning.  They learn how to work with others, how to read basic words, and how school works.  At the end of the Kindergarten year, many schools have celebrations to recognize students’ hard work during this first year of schooling.  Kindergarten graduations
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5 Tips for Packing Up the Classroom at the End of the Year

5 Tips for Packing Up the Classroom at the End of the Year

Get ready, get set, START PACKING!  Can you believe that we are in the final stretch of the school year?  For some, it has been a tough year, but even those who have enjoyed a relatively uneventful year will agree that those final few weeks of school can make or break you. In fact, there
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7 Free St. Patrick’s Day Printables

7 Free St. Patrick’s Day Printables

May the luck of the Irish be with you as you plan for St. Patrick’s Day in your classroom!  This mid-March holiday is the perfect break between the doldrums of Winter and the promise of Spring.  Since many schools are preparing for or administering standardized tests around this time of year, St. Patrick’s Day offers
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