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Monthly 2020 Calendars- printable calendars, editable calendars, calendar gifts for parents from students

2020 Calendars for the Classroom

Each year I post free printable calendars and 2020 is no different.  I like these calendars because of their simple design, and notes space.  They have so many uses in the classroom, and I detail many of the ways I’ve used them, below  These printable calendars are perfect to give to students to track individual needs in the classroom.  They’re also great for sending out to families detailing special events and activities for the month. 

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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 few new flexible seating options thanks to DonorsChoose projects too. I’ve also had the opportunity to be a DonorsChoose ambassador the last few years.  I’ve

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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 has saved me so much time over the years.  I’m no longer spending my mornings setting up my schedule on the board and rotating my

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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 and tasks to accomplish regularly.  If you have a Type-A personality like I do, you live and breathe goals and checklists.  What’s even more, I

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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.  I also love how comfortable they are!  Unlike some other dresses, most maxi dresses aren’t tight and pull on my midsection or hips so I

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