Happy 2/22/22 day! Today is a great day to reflect and think about 2 new intentions you hope to implement in your teaching this year. Perhaps you envisioned 2022 would look a bit different for your classroom – now is your time to start making those changes.

The first change I hope to make is to have a better work/life balance. I don’t plan on doing any grading or writing any new lesson plans one day a week. To celebrate I’ll start on “Tuesdays”.

My second change is to make sure to have my google classroom updated with the weeks lessons and some extras so students can complete any of the assignments earlier if they wish to do so. This will keep me focused on the week ahead.

What strategies are you thinking of trying this 2/22/22?? Let me know in the comments!

100 Days of School!

Can you believe its almost the 100th day of school! How do you celebrate? Here are some fun ideas:

  1. Change your Google Classroom background to spread the word!

2. Have students come in dressed up wearing 100 items glued to a t-shirt. Perhaps 100 mini sized (peanut free) candy bars, 100 stickers, 100 paper clips, 100 legos.

3. If it synchs with Valentine’s day have students brainstorm 100 things they love about your school or their family!

Let me know in the comments how you celebrate your 100th day of school!

Fast forward to february!

Here are some tips for a unforgettable February in the classroom!

First – change up your Google Classroom header on a weekly basis with our fabulous February bundle!

Next – February Pop Up Valentines are a much better option than a Pop Quiz!

Finally get ready for a round of Historical Speed Networking. Have two historical figures find a chance at love in the millennium. Decorate the table with gingham picnic table cloths , LED candles, and have students practice those networking skills.

Keep the momentum going and have fun in February!

Back to School Banners

What a week for Google to do a Google Classroom update! ūüôĀ

Just to let you know that as of AUGUST 21, 2021 NOTICE: GOOGLE UPLOADS ARE NOT CURRENTLY WORKING. BUG EXPECTED TO BE FIXED SOON! https://support.google.com/edu/classroom/thread/122048129/banner-is-too-big-for-google-classroom-header?hl=en

If you already have a banner uploaded DO NOT CHANGE IT until the bug is fixed!

Hope you are having a great week whether you are already back to school or still doing that back to school shopping!

spring into action with flower animations!



This is the perfect time of year to make sure your virtual classroom decor matches the blooms of spring!

Decorate your online classroom with animated banners!   I change my theme almost every day so my classroom always looks fresh and energetic so I can motivate my students.   Give students a reason to log on often! 

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