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Month of JOY: Advent Calendars


December is Finally here and the Christmas season is in full swing. Nothing brings more JOY to a child's heart than the arrival of Santa. But if you are like me and a mama of little ones it can be hard to explain that Santa is not coming today...and no he is not coming tomorrow either. So help your little one curb their enthusiasm with a simple advent calendar. These Christmas Countdowns come in all shapes and sizes and can be as simple or as complex as you would like to make them. 

Wonder Christmas Ornaments: I am a Wonder!

T'was the week before Christmas break when all through the school not a creature was stirring except for a crazy few, when what to their wondering eyes should appear but a fun idea for the end of the year!

ELF activities for your classroom



Classrooms around the country are preparing for their favorite holiday visitors.....Elves around the globe will be flying to a classroom near you in just a few short days. If you are like me I always enjoy a new twist on my classroom elf year after year. This year we will be interviewing elves to see who gets to join our Kindness team!


Halloween Math games


I hit the jackpot in my Target dollar section this month. Such cute Halloween items, I just had to create some math fun with all of this cuteness. Here are a couple of easy to prepare math games you can use with your students. I adapted them for multiplication but you could easily do addition, subtraction or whatever skill your students might need to review.

Camp Read a lot! Reading corner ideas


Creating a cozy fun spot for your students to enjoy their favorite books is a must do for any classroom. I love creating a little get away that helps my students to be excited to get to visit the reading corner each day. This year I went for a modern twist on a camping themed reading corner.

A total eclipse of the sun...




You know you have the song stuck in your head too! With all this eclipse drama you would think that we would be prepared we have only had a ton of time to come up with a plan. In fact in 1979 ABC Newscaster Frank Reynolds warned us it would be here August 21, 2017 way back in 1979. So while districts and teachers and scrambling to develop a plan that keeps safety in mind I urge you to do three things with your students...

Bulletin Board Inspiration for Back to School



Looking for some amazing back to school bulletin board ideas? Take a look behind the scenes of a little bulletin board fun with some of your favorite teacher bloggers from Learn 365.
I have been so blessed this week to be spending time with the talented teacher blogger team from Learn 365 / Oriental Trading. While we were over at OTC the fun squad had a little friendly bulletin board competition. Boxes filled with border trim, paper fans and some cactus fun were waiting for us when we arrived. Come take a look behind the scenes.

Get ready for Back to School!



The aisles at Target are perfectly lined and color coded with school supplies and the sweet aroma of fresh crayons is filling the air! The time is near my teacher friends, so enjoy that last margarita and take one more stroll on the beach, our pre-season is officially knocking on the door. As much as we would love to fight it, back to school season is officially here!
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