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Time to Spring Forward

Time to Spring Forward

Leigh Ann Pernell on Mar 10th 2019

Ahh, the joyful rejuvenation of spring! It’s time to be inspired by the new life and new learning that accompany the season. Spring offers many opportunities for life science investigations—so o … read more
For the Love of Anchor Charts

For the Love of Anchor Charts

Chris Schwab on Mar 9th 2019

What is an anchor chart? Simply stated, an anchor chart is a visual way to teach a topic. Create them at the beginning of new learning. A good anchor chart is a collaboration between you and your … read more
8 Fun Ways to Prepare Students for Tests

8 Fun Ways to Prepare Students for Tests

Feb 18th 2019

Standardized testing season is upon us, but it’s never too late to help your students better prepare. Show them that getting ready for standardized tests can be fun and educational. Let’s take a lo … read more
Spring Forward With Science

Spring Forward With Science

Leigh Ann Pernell on Feb 10th 2019

As the birds start to chirp and the flowers begin to bloom, the emergence of warmth and color hint that science is everywhere. Springtime offers a variety of exciting learning opportunities through sc … read more
Classroom Valentine’s Day Party Tips

Classroom Valentine’s Day Party Tips

Julia Davis on Feb 10th 2019

I can’t believe it’s already time to start planning this year’s Valentine’s Day party! I am the proud mother of twin 8-year-old boys, and let me tell you, they sure keep me busy! Between playi … read more
Celebrating Valentine's Day

Celebrating Valentine's Day

Payton Dockery on Feb 8th 2019

If you visit any of the big-box stores or pharmacies, you will quickly notice that  Valentine’s Day décor has arrived! There are plenty of cute things to use as decorations, such as conve … read more
Spring Organization Tips

Spring Organization Tips

Molly S. on Feb 7th 2019

Spring has arrived! And with its highly-anticipated arrival comes the season of spring cleaning. By this time of year, many classrooms have filled up with random piles of “I’ll put that away later.” B … read more
Spring Home School Organization

Spring Home School Organization

By Rebecca R. on Feb 6th 2019

As the end of the school year rapidly approaches, the summer sun is on everyone’s mind. This is the time of year to begin the process of purging the home school classroom from the year’s completed wor … read more
Kindness in the Kindergarten Classroom

Kindness in the Kindergarten Classroom

Amanda B. on Feb 5th 2019

“Mrs. Beery, I need help picking up these blocks,” said one of my students. While this is not a new phrase in my classroom, the response was what touched my heart as seven little classmates said in un … read more
A Powerful End-of-Year

A Powerful End-of-Year

Leigh Ann Pernell on Feb 4th 2019

The start of the school year is brimming with possibilities, but the second half is a powerful time for meaningful learning. You have created a positive learning environment and crafted qual … read more
Gratitude Is a Genuine Attitude

Gratitude Is a Genuine Attitude

Leigh Ann Pernell on Feb 1st 2019

 We’ve all heard it. An adult’s obligatory, “What should you say?” followed by a child’s less than heartfelt, “Thank you.” Genuine gratitude goes far beyond simply saying, “please” and … read more
Testing Tips

Testing Tips

Molly S. on Feb 1st 2019

It’s that time of year again—the dreaded testing season! You know that your students know their stuff, but what will show up on the test? Parents, students, teachers, and administrators know how stres … read more