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6 Tips for Project Success on DonorsChoose

Tips for Success on DonorsChoose

I’ve been blessed with several funded DonorsChoose.org projects over the years.  I’ve received a few different forms of technology for my classroom.  I’ve expanded my classroom library with intentional choices on authors and character diversity.  I’ve received supplies to help us with art projects and organization.  Our classroom has a

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Digital Classroom Management Tools

Over the last few years I’ve slowly been incorporating more and more of my classroom management into digital tools.  Since I’ve been teaching for so long, I didn’t start out teaching this way, and I haven’t always had the technology I have available now.  Changing my systems into digital resources

Goal Setting with Students

As adults, we often set goals naturally.  Whether they’re more long term and large (like saving for a few years for a trip to Disney for the family) or smaller goals (such as cleaning the bathroom, going through the mail, and taking out the trash one evening), we set goals

My Favorite Maxi Dresses for Teachers from Amazon

Maxi dresses have long been a favorite of mine to wear both in and out of the classroom.  Maxis are so versatile and can be worn in summer, fall, and spring.  By adding a sweater or jean jacket, you change it up and give yourself some variety throughout the year. 

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  • Explore the properties of 2d & 3d shapes with this fun, easy to prep Bingo game.  Call the shape using attributes or names as students cover the shape on their board.  Students will explore the edges, faces, vertices, and angles of shapes in this bingo game that's perfect for reviewing shape properties in 1st grade and 2nd grade.
  • Bring your behavior management marble jar reward system digital with Behavior Incentive Reward Powerpoints. Completely editable, you get to choose the class incentives your students work towards- perfect for the beginning of the year. Choose a random reward with every click bringing surprise and excitement to your PBIS system. This fun, whole class tool helps build a classroom community as students work together to achieve rewards. #bts #free #classroommanagement #positivereinforcement
  • Practice area and perimeter of rectangles in real world applications with these Area and Perimeter Word Problem Task Cards.  Both sets of task cards include 24 word problems with area and perimeter in real world contexts with students finding missing side lengths, the area, the perimeter, and answering plausible questions.  These are perfect task cards for 3rd grade math centers, and are a great test prep or review for third grade. #3rdgrade #area #perimeter
  • Setting goals in the classroom can be a game-changer! Students become engaged and invested in their learning as they work to achieve their personal goals.  This blog post walks through why goal setting is important for students, examples for classroom and individual goals, and worksheets and a bulletin board perfect for implementing goal setting this year in your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade classroom. #goalsetting #studentgoals #backtoschool #bulletinboard

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