How to Use Daily Quotes to Inspire Students

How to Use Daily Quotes to Inspire Your Elementary School Students | 150 Motivational Quotes of the Day

How To Use a Quote of the Day Typically, during my morning meeting process, I have a time set aside for morning message. During this time, students read aloud the quote of the day. For beginning readers, I read the quote aloud and then have the entire class echo read it again with me. After […]

Ideas for Managing Emotions in the Classroom

Ideas for Managing Emotions in the Classroom

Do you have a student or multiple students who struggle with managing emotions in the classroom? Using a feelings check in chart for students is a great way to teach students about emotional regulation, and also to help log communication between teachers and students. What is a Feelings Chart? A feelings chart is a table […]

Announcing the BEST Indoor Recess Idea

Announcing the BEST Indoor Recess Idea: Rainy day bags

Are you at your wits end with finding new indoor recess ideas for activities or games that are free, easy and able to be played again and again? Solve the problem with RAINY DAY BAGS! What is a Rainy Day Bag? A rainy day bag is simple. It is a bag full of toys that […]

All About Me Activities: Get to Know You Roundup

All about me back to school activity roundup

Back to school season is upon us! It is important to plan fun get to know you games and activities to help students feel comfortable in the first week of school. Great ice breakers for the beginning of the year include get to know you projects, find someone who games, and other fun classroom activities. […]

NOT Another Coffee Mug: Actually Approved Teacher Gifts

Thoughtful Teacher Gifts

The end of the year is upon us! Whether you are a teacher buying a gift for another teacher, a parent looking for a gift for your child’s teacher, a mentor teacher buying a student teacher a gift, or anything in between… No matter what your budget looks like, below is a guide for some […]

How to Make EOY Memory Books that Matter

Memory Books that Matter for Elementary School

End of year memory books are a great way to reminisce and recap the year. This fun, spring writing project is a popular trend in classrooms. Students recap exciting events and memories, while recording and illustrating them to “keep forever”. However, how do we ensure that we are creating a book that is going to […]