Monday – What my teacher MADE

As many of you already know, I love to cook! I infuse baking in my teaching whenever I can – (see The GREAT “HOLIDAY” Baking Challenge! and The Great Cookie Challenge!) if you haven’t already tried doing so! As we inch closer to the summer I’m going to share with you some behind the scenes of what Monday looks like and how I prepare my meals for the week at school. Mondays I will share with you exciting recipes I make to make sure I feel full at the long day at school when I’m on my feet.

I’m kicking this series off with my delicious spinach- blueberry pancakes. Filled with anti-oxidants and greens these bad boys will energize you and are perfect for your entire household (including those picky toddlers!) and heading out the door and on the go!

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Throwback Thursday

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Every Thursday we will be running a new series to throwback to our favorite Teaching lessons. Make sure to check them out to liven up your classroom as you head into summer!

Today we are featuring our Hamilton lesson plan.
Here is a chance for you to bring music and history into the classroom. We have a free lesson plan in our TPT store for you to download here and  our entire post on why we choose to implement this lesson in our classrooms here.

Don’t let your students miss out on a chance to be in the “room where it happens!”

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

It is no surprise that Mother’s Day closes out Teacher Appreciation week!

Today we celebrate all of the hardworking mother teachers. Too often teachers are like mothers to their students coupled with raising their own family once they get home. They miss their own children’s mothers day events, parent teacher conferences and plays just to be at work with their students.

“Here’s to strong women – may we know themMay we be themMay we raise them.”

Happy Mothers Day

 

“I appreciate your teaching SO MUCH oh by the way…

I need a recommendation (for college, my summer internship, my clothing store application…”

This is always the week students ask me for recommendations for the summer and for next year! They think they can butter me up during teacher appreciation week and then come to me for a recommendation… and they are RIGHT! I always give in!!

Does this happen to you too teachers?!!

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It is Teacher Appreciation Week!

So often we celebrate our students and we forget to celebrate OURSELVES! That is what this week is for! To celebrate YOU we are offering several freebies on our Teachers Pay Teachers store: TPT store!

If you are looking for resources for your Google Classroom such as animated banners,  or even free lesson plans we have them here!

Check out our TPT freebie for google classroom here:  Free Google Classroom Animation

Our free Interactive Teaching Lesson Plan

and our free Hamilton the Musical Lesson Plan!

Happy shopping teachers!

 

Bored of Giving Assessments? – Use Board Games!

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I still love playing board games in my “free” time (ahem what free time – I’m a teacher?!)… To re-kindle the love my students once had as children of board games (and school in general), I like to motivate them towards the end of the semester with a new form of assessment – create their own board games.

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Instead of a Valentine’s Pop Quiz…

Have students create a Valentine’s “Pop” Up Card for a historical figure!
Easy to make and will brighten the day!

Check it out here: Pop – Up Cards – Easily create memorable Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Cards for your classroom

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Make historical Valentine’s
And your students will love you

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SIGN ME UP!

 

Is your notebook smart?

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Rocketbook offers a better way to take notes and organize your teacher life!

Rocketbook’s  Everlast, an erasable  notebook is my constant companion.   It is ideal for weekly lesson planning and to do lists.   It comes with one black Frixion (erasable ink) pen, but other colors are widely available.   The must-use Frixion pens allow for reuse of the notebook.  Erasing is easy and quick with a small amount of water.  Use the free  Rocketbook app to digitize your notes before erasing.  Continue reading “Is your notebook smart?”