Category: back to school

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3 Easy Ideas for Teaching Sportsmanship in the Classroom

We have all been there…Teeeaaaacheeerrr…. he cheeeeaaaated! I truly think that one of the hardest parts of playing games in math class, in Physical Education and at recess is ensuring that your students show good sportsmanship. Here are 3 lesson ideas for teaching your students to be good sports in

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Maximizing Instructional Minutes

There are only so many minutes in a day. The key is making the most out of each and every second! Today I am going to give you 5 tips for maximizing your instructional time. Because at the end of the day, the more we maximize our time, the more

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5 Sweet Picture Books for your Electricity Unit

Welcome to my “Sweet Books” series! Here are 5 picture books that are perfect for your electricity unit!  Science + Picture Books = Happy Teacher Under each book description, you will find an amazon affiliate link. This means that amazon throws a few pennies my way if you purchase through

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5 Tips for Teaching French as a Second Language (FSL)

Tip 1:  Remember that oral language is the MOST important component of ANY second language classroom. After all, most of your students will only use their basic French skills while traveling. Yes, some will take University level classes. However, the majority are counting on you for when they backpack across

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How to use a Digital Escape Room

It is no secret that I absolutely LOVE Digital Escape Rooms! I have a TON in my TPT store which you can check out by clicking here. This blog post is designed to help you use my Digital Escape rooms and to answer any questions that you may have about

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Launching Math Workshop

Launching Math Workshop properly is one of the most important things that you can do to ensure that you will have a successful math block all year long! During my math workshop time, I expect students to be able to work quietly and stay on task for 20 minute periods

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Marble Jar – A simple classroom management idea!

Today I am going to share with you a super simple classroom management idea! My upper elementary students LOVE earning marbles. The class earns marbles anytime EVERYONE is: on task transitioning well demonstrating respectful behaviour persevering Essentially anytime that I want to give positive reinforcement for what the whole class

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