We Were Meant to be Teachers!

Classroom Management Strategies and other Teacher Worthy Ideas

Category Archives: activities for last days of school

Are you tired of spending $$$ for rewards in your class?

I spent way too much money buying little rewards to put into my Treasure Box over my years of teaching.  I know you all feel the same way. The last … Continue reading

November 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Three Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Morale

It’s near the end of this school year.  I know your teachers are getting tired and really need a “pick me up.”  Here’s a wonderful idea from Jill Jenkins, in … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Add a Little Spice to Classrooms

Are you a new teacher who is looking for a fun way to to reinforce vocabulary skills?  Are you an experienced teacher who just needs some more ideas to make … Continue reading

March 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

7 Essentials for an Emergency Teacher Toolkit

Spring-itus is upon our schools already!  Either your students are tired of being shut up in a classroom and Spring Vacation is just around the corner and they (and you) can’t … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Using Story Maps at the Library?

How many of you take your students to your school’s Library/Media Center and have them look over books and complete a #Story Map while there?  Better yet, why not have … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lyfoes Games

Have you ever heard of Lyfoes or Rubies games to increase brain power?  They look like our former pinball machines only they’re cell phone friendly.  The games remind me of … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

25 Alternatives to Reading Aloud Around in Class

It’s halfway through this school year, and you’re probably looking for an alternative to make Reading/Language Arts more interesting in your classroom.  Right?  I just saw this post from an … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

How to Build School Spirit

I know that high schools all over our country feel “the spirit” this time of year because of their football season and then basketball season. But how about elementary schools?  … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

FREE Patriotic History Flashcards

One of the struggles for teachers today (and their parents), is that current students haven’t been introduced to the very proud and wonderful history of our country. Just watch #Watters … Continue reading

July 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kid-Made Monopoly Game to Teach Addition and Subtraction of Decimals

This is the coolest idea! How about having your students have fun designing their own Monopoly game that includes “real” debit cards, purchases, etc.? Your objective – to have them … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Categories