2021 Monthly Printable and Digital Calendars

2021 Calendars for the Classroom

I used to look for printable calendars each year until I started making my own. I like these 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 goals in the classroom. I also love to use them as a super affordable gift for adults at

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Celebrating Dot Day

Several years ago I learned about International Dot Day. Since then, I’ve incorporated it into my classroom every year. International Dot Day is celebrated on September 15th-ish each year and is brought to you by The Dot author, Peter H. Reynolds. If you’re not familiar with him, or his books, take this as your opportunity. His books, especially those that are part of the Creatrilogy series help show students important character traits through familiar, real-life

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Virtual Learning Tools

Tools for Virtual Learning

Getting started with virtual teaching or distance learning is incredibly overwhelming! Especially if technology is not your forte! There are so many things to consider: behavior, programs, SEL, parent communication, engagement, lessons, and so much more. This collection of strategies and resources has been so helpful for me during virtual learning, but also in the traditional classroom as well. Virtual Learning Technology Tools There are so many things to consider when getting started with virtual

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Creating Checklists with Google Sheets with student checklist display on computer

Creating Checklists with Google Sheets

Organization can be so difficult in a digital setting. For those of us that haven’t grown up in a digital world, it can be such a mental shift to try and fit within the digital setting. While digital tools can be incredibly effective and time-saving, they also can be a hindrance if they’re not used effectively. I’m lucky to have come into adulthood as the internet started becoming commonplace, and I’ve been able to utilize

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Google Keep Headers for Teachers

Get Organized with Google Keep

I first discovered Google Keep when I noticed the icon on my Google Calendar. I immediately fell in love! My first uses for Google Keep were personal: to make my grocery shopping list, keep notes when I was away from home, and to store random information I needed (like what size my furnace filter is). I slowly started using it more and more for my business and my classroom and I’ve never looked back! I’m

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Hi! I'm Tessa!

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I’ve spent the last 15 years teaching in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades, and working beside elementary classrooms as an instructional coach and resource support. I’m passionate about math, literacy, and finding ways to make teachers’ days easier. I share from my experiences both in and out of the elementary classroom.

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