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Are you teaching about turkeys this November? Here are some fun turkey classroom resources that will work perfectly this time of year! Some of the activities include free printables. Turkey Cookies I made these turkey cookies with my first graders during a Thanksgiving celebration and they absolutely LOVED creating them. Even better? I made it […]

Free Turkey Classroom Resources

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This post shares a turkey vocabulary and labeling activity to use in the kindergarten, first grade, or second grade classroom. With the Thanksgiving holiday nearing, it’s time to incorporate some turkey fun into your classroom! There are many wonderful Thanksgiving texts you can include into your daily read-aloud time. Why learn about turkeys? The material […]

Turkey Vocabulary and Labeling Activity

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When Charlie McButton Lost Power by Suzanne Collins and Unplugged by Steven Antony make great additions to bookshelves in the classroom and at home. Both books tell the stories of what happens when the main character loses access to power – meaning no access to their beloved electronic devices. These stories are great for teaching kids […]

Teaching kids about limiting screen time through picture books

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Maybe only my fellow teachers who graduated in the early 2000s will relate to this, but I feel like this meme is always necessary as we transition into the month of May… I cannot find the original source of this meme! Lo and behold, it’s gonna be May! (snicker, snicker 🤣) How is that even possible?! […]

End of the year activities | May classroom activities

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​As the end of the school year approaches, I wanted to share some of my favorite read-alouds with you! These books are appropriate to read in kindergarten through the fifth grade classroom, all helping you close out the school year and transition your students into the next grade.  Love Is by Diane Adams Love Is tells the sweet […]

10 Read-Alouds to End the School Year

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This post shares my favorite penguin books for kids, along with paired ELA activities that support vocabulary, comprehension and a variety of standards-based skills appropriate for grades kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Today, I’m sharing six of the best penguin books for kids! These picture books are great for classroom read-alouds or snuggling up […]

The Best Penguin Books for Kids

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The power of books never ceases to amaze me.  Anytime I come across a new one that resonates with me, I feel compelled to share – especially  with the teaching community. Teachers have the ability to get books front and center with their students, increasing the impact that their messages will resonate with them, too! Author, Peter […]

The Word Collector Activities

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Are you a teacher-preneur? A teacher who sells on Teachers Pay Teachers? A teacher with a side hustle? A teacher with Instagram? Then, I am so glad you happened upon this post today. We’re going to take a peek into my Instagram course specifically for TEACHERS! What is Instantly Inspired? Instantly Inspired is a 3-week e-Course designed […]

Instagram Course for Teachers

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One of my favorite new book releases this holiday season is Santa Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins. Santa Bruce is about a grumpy, yet oh-so-lovable bear who is mistaken for Santa. Though he’d rather be hibernating, he pulls through for the forest animals and  gives presents to all. I created a free Santa Bruce craft that you […]

Santa Bruce Craft

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There are many educators in The Inspired Apple community that are amazing Teacher-prenuers or Teacher Creatives, as I like to call them! They design and sell teacher-resources and curriculum or have some type of side hustle to make extra income throughout the year.  Instagram has been helpful to my own small business over the years, so I created a handy guide that shares TEN simple […]

Instagram Tips and Tricks for Teachers

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