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Do you find yourself wondering what you’ll gift your kiddos this holiday season? While I LOVE gifting students books, I think there is so much value in giving them something personalized and meaningful. However, I also want it to be affordable because hello there’s twenty-five-ish of them. So, what are good holiday gifts for students? Enter: […]

Holiday Gifts for Students

These holiday gifts for students are the perfect way for teachers to provide their kiddos with a small dollar store treat while awarding them for good behavior, academic achievements, or personality traits that shine. They're inexpensive, kid-centered, and are sure to cheer students in kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade.

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Christmas, Creative Inspiration, DIY, Dollar Tree, first grade, holiday, Kindergarten, Second Grade, Winter

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Are you looking for a great alternative to writing lengthy book reports that is engaging, fun, and perfect for kiddos in first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade? Check out this ‘Pick Me Sticky Notes’ condensed book report idea where students can write a simplified book review right on a sticky note! Included are templates, […]

Pick Me Sticky Notes – Book Report Alternative

Are you looking for a great alternative to writing lengthy book reports that is engaging, fun, and perfect for kiddos in first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade? Check out this condensed book report idea where students can write simplified book reviews. Included are templates, photographs and easy-to-follow directions that are easy for teachers to implement and great for students to complete after reading their favorite books!

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Tomorrow marks the start of DECEMBER. December, you all. What on earth?! I feel like we just rang in 2016, and here we’ll be ushering it out in 31 days. Crazy! In the mean time, there’s still approximately three weeks of teaching left, which means you’re pointing out the motion detectors found throughout the school quite frequently […]

Dollar Store Holiday Awards

December can be a little crazy in the elementary classroom as Santa's arrival gets closer and closer and your students get lost in the excitement of the season! Which is why I LOVE these Dollar Store Holiday Awards! They're the perfect behavior management tool to use this holiday season, and can either be used at a classroom holiday party or as incentives to issue each day! With multiple options for printing, non-Christmas themed alternatives, and dollar store treat suggestions for each one, you absolutely can't go wrong! You kiddos will love them!

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Christmas, DIY, Dollar Tree, first grade, holiday, Kindergarten, Second Grade

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My husband is all into woodworking these days, so turning my handwriting into fonts has been a great way to keep me occupied while he’s busy sanding farmhouse tables 🙂 There are currently six volumes of fonts available individually, and I’ve bundled them together (with the promise of adding a seventh volume), too. You can […]

60 Fun, Hand Drawn Fonts!

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I know, I know. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet. However, there is no time like NOW to be thinking about the whirlwind that will be the few weeks you have in the classroom after the Thanksgiving holiday.  Seriously, we’ll be looking 2016 in the eyes before you can say Clark Griswold. #favholidaymovie One of my biggest […]

Holiday Classroom Behavior Management

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Last week I attended Becks’ parent-teacher conference and Celebration of Learning.  It was so much fun to meet with his teacher and to see all of the exciting things going on in his school.  Becks has always enjoyed his teachers and school, but he absolutely adores his teacher this year.  He hangs onto every word she […]

Post-Conference Caddy for Teachers!

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This is a super easy way to make your kitchen table chairs (or barstools or whatever) festive and fun! Use these metal chalkboard chair decorations at your holiday get-together! Here’s what you’ll need to make your own metal chalkboard chair decorations: White Chalk Marker/Chalk/Soapstone Metal Chalkboard Festive Accessories Magic Eraser Ribbon Chalk marker from Michaels […]

Metal Chalkboard Chair Decorations

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I was at my second home, HomeGoods, a couple of weeks ago and saw this lovely set of boxed Christmas cards sitting in an aisle.  They were my inspo for this DIY glittery Christmas canvas! I decided it would make a pretty print to hang up this holiday season, and began to think how I […]

DIY Glittery Christmas Canvas

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^^^  Title typed in sarcasm font ^^^ A fellow blogger recently posted about how to take pictures in front of the Christmas tree with that fancy bokeh effect.  Bokeh is the photog term for blurred lights.  I am not a fancy photog, but I do like bokeh, so I thought I would give it a shot. […]

How to Take {Perfect} Christmas Pictures

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