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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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5 Fun Read Across America Day Ideas

5 Fun Read Across America Day Ideas

Time flies!  February is almost over and Read Across America Day is quickly approaching on March 2nd.  If you are trying to figure out some quick, last minute lesson ideas, take a look at the ones below.  Not only are they fun, but they can open students’ eyes to a world outside of the classroom.


“I Spy Sunday” – Valentine’s Day

“I Spy Sunday” – Valentine’s Day

The rollout of more intense standards recently has put holiday celebrations on the back burner for some.  Thankfully, there is hope of revival as more products and activities are aligned with the standards and curriculum.  Today’s “I Spy” Sunday product is one of those items that lets teachers bring back the fun in learning while
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10 100th Day of School Activities and Lessons

10 100th Day of School Activities and Lessons

The 100th Day of school is quickly approaching and this year it is going to be the best celebration ever!  With Common Core State Standards aligned lessons and products, it is easier than ever to create a celebration that is both educational and fun for your students.  Check out the 10 ideas below to get
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“I Spy” Sunday – 100th Day

“I Spy” Sunday – 100th Day

When it comes to finding just the right products for the classroom, teachers take a lot of things in to consideration.  Is the product aligned with the CCSS or their state’s standards?  Is the product appropriate for their grade level?  Will the product stand-up to their active learners?  Is the product engaging and fun?  Today’s
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Holidays and the CCSS: TeachChat Archive – December 11, 2013

Holidays and the CCSS:  TeachChat Archive – December 11, 2013

Not sure how to work the holidays into your CCSS lesson plans? Check out the great ideas and tips from the Really Good Teachers at #TeachChat on December 11, 2013. Still have questions or need help/resources? Chat with us on Twitter at @ReallyGoodStuff! We’re happy to help!


Winter Decorating Ideas for the Classroom

Winter Decorating Ideas for the Classroom

It is that time of year again!  The weather is colder and the you and your students are all spending a little bit more time in the classroom.  Making the classroom feel and look even more inviting than it usually does is a great way to beat the wintertime blues.  Check out the following decorating
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The Holidays: My Wish for Others

The Holidays:  My Wish for Others

by Diana Remick, Monthly Columnist The holidays come with mixed emotions for many. I know for me personally, I enjoy the time with my family. I long for sleeping in, resting, reading, playing, and creating. Somewhere in there I also prepare for another half of the school year! I do however worry for so many
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5 Writing Center Ideas for Thanksgiving

5 Writing Center Ideas for Thanksgiving

Keeping the writing center stocked with fresh ideas and topics can take a lot of time.  Not only do you have to consider your students’ different writing levels and abilities, but providing content ideas that keep them engaged is not always easy.  The five ideas below will keep students thinking and engaged while they are
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