Top 12 Self-Care Teacher Gifts

Do you have a teacher in your life that you would love to buy something special for? I have put together a list of my top 12 favorite self-care gifts for teachers. These items are great for relaxation, rejuvenation, preventing illness, and stress relief. Any of these items will make a perfect gift for teacher appreciation week, a Christmas gift,... Read more

How to Form Reading Intervention Groups

Do you ever find yourself looking at your class and not knowing how to form your reading intervention groups? This used to be a real struggle for me during the first few weeks of school. When I first started teaching, I was thrown into a classroom that did not have a consistent teacher for the first 6 weeks of school. I felt like I was pulling f... Read more

How to Make Dinosaur Fossils

Do you study dinosaurs with your students? I am blown away by the level of engagement when studying dinosaurs! My 3 year old son is absolutely OBSESSED with dinosaurs right now. He plays with dinosaurs, wants a dinosaur birthday party, makes dino sounds… If you can think it, he probably does it! Since dinosaurs are such a high interest topic rig... Read more

No Cook Christmas Playdough

Nothing gets me more excited about Christmas than decorating a tree, baking all the holiday goods, and filling our home with the smells of Christmas. This morning I tested out a new playdough recipe that smells just like Christmas. All you need is cinnamon, cloves, a little bit of love, and a few baking staples that you likely have on hand. We g... Read more

Fall Themed Alphabet Puzzles Freebie

Fall is one of my favorite times of year! This year, I created alphabet puzzles in a few different fun fall themes to put into my literacy rotations. This activity works on identification of uppercase and lowercase letters. I love how easy this activity is to prep and go. I just cut out all the pieces, laminate, and put in individual task card b... Read more