Professional Development

7 Fun Presidents’ Day Activities for Kids

The third Monday of February marks Presidents’ Day. I always have good intentions to celebrate and teach my students about this national holiday, but if I’m not careful, it can slip by! Planning my Presidents’ Day activities and lesson plans ahead of time makes such a big difference! When I’m thoughtful and intentional, I can […]

Why Flip Up Books Are Great for Students

Flip up books for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade--I love the 2nd reason! We often skip that area in our lessons! There's also simple, clear directions on how to make a flip up book. Don't forget to grab the FREEBIES! #kindergarten #firstgrade

Throughout this school year,  I have been creating flip up books for teachers and students to use. I wanted to show you how we you can use them in your classroom and why they are a great learning tool for students! 1. Multiple content areas are addressed!  Teachers are telling me that they are loving them […]

9 Must Make Anchor Charts for Social Studies

9 Must Make Anchor Charts for Social Studies--the 2nd and 5th are so simple to create! Students will love referring to these graphic organizers while learning in the classroom or homeschool room. #socialstudies #anchorcharts

Anchor charts are a classroom favorite for so many of us! Sometimes we, especially as females, get so discouraged when we see other people’s anchor charts and how perfect they look.  Friends, let me let you in on a secret–mine were NEVER perfect! As a matter of fact, some of the social studies anchor charts […]

5 Fire Prevention Week Activities for the K-2 Classroom

Did you know that October 4-10 is National Fire Prevention Week? It would always creep up on me, and I would have to rush to find something to squeeze it in.  As a child, I remember this week being a total blast at school!  The firetruck would come and the firefighters would do a demonstration. […]

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