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winter break marshmallow challenge and a whole e-book full of freebies!

This morning, I woke up to my two-year-old belting out, “Oh when the saints…go marching in…” I wasn’t sure whether to go get him or to keep listening. I kept listening and also heard his rendition of “I’ve Been Working … Continue reading

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midweek list: 10 student gift ideas for the thrifty teacher

Do you get gifts for your students at Christmas? I like to, but I always run into one little problem. Money. Gifts are expensive, especially if you want to give them something meaningful. Here are some student gift ideas for … Continue reading

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Survey Sunday: what’s the sweetest gift you’ve received from a student?

  A few years back I had this little boy in my class who really gave me a run for my money. I absolutely had sleepless nights over him thinking, “how can I get through to him?” There were academic … Continue reading

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winter party: make your own ice cream

The first school that I worked at had amazing, I mean AMAZING, parent volunteers. The parents were so amazing that the teachers didn’t even have to plan the winter party. No joke. The parents did everything. They created stations, brought … Continue reading

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midweek list: a very Patricia Polacco Christmas

I was never good at all of the cute holiday crafts in my classroom, but one thing I loved about December is the assortment of holiday books to read aloud and enjoy with my students. I tried to read at … Continue reading

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Math-y Monday: Geom-e-tree!

Ok, I was so excited that I figured out how to make a blank Christmas tree using the lines in the “Shapes” section of Microsoft Word that I went a little crazy and made a few more Christmas-themed activities with … Continue reading

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storybook christmas tree

The great thing about coming back to work after Thanksgiving is knowing that there are just three weeks until Winter break. Of course, those three weeks seem to take forever. I was never good at all of the fun holiday … Continue reading

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