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2024 printable calendars & calendar gifts text next to printed January 2024 calendar laying on top of colorful paper next to succulents and pens

2024 Calendars for the Classroom: Free Printables

Each year I make printable yearly calendars. I know there are so many out there, but I like these because of their simple design, and notes space. These 2024 calendars are perfect to give to students to track individual goals. One of my favorite ways to use them is as a super affordable, and personalized gift for adults at Christmas from students. Here are some of my favorite ways to use prtinable calendars in the

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Amazon Finds: Knee Length Dresses with two navy dresses on either side of text

My Favorite Casual Knee Length Dresses for Teachers from Amazon

I’ve recently been adding to my knee length dresses collection for spring and fall and thought I’d share some of my favorites. As teachers, we’re always on the lookout for affordable, comfortable, and stylish items for work. Over the last several years, I’ve become a pretty regular Amazon shopper. While there are certainly reasons I don’t love that, it’s made such a difference for me while clothing shopping. I tend to do large orders, knowing

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"2023 printable monthly calendars" text with 2023 calendars image behind it

2023 Calendars: Printables and 4 Easy Ideas

The last several years I’ve made printable yearly calendars.  I like these because of their simple design, and notes space. They can be easily used for anything you need. I’ve made a simple list of ideas below. Use my 2023 calendars? I’d love to hear how you use them in the comments below! IDEAS FOR USING THESE PRINTABLE 2023 CALENDARS There are so many different ways you can use printable calendars in the classroom. These

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Teaching the Rock Cycle with Food text with ice cream and magic shell picture

3 Awesome Rock Cycle Activities with Food

The rock cycle is such a fun unit! Academic vocabulary is such a priority in this unit as students work to understand types of rocks and how they correlate with each other. One way I really help reinforce the vocabulary with our lessons is by using food to demonstrate the stages of the rock cycle. I love using food in the classroom because it’s a great way to get students engaged, and it gives them

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Christmas Distributive Property Project

Teaching the Distributive Property of Multiplication to 3rd graders is tough. Students struggle with understanding the concept (associative property too!). I always begin our work with area models so students can visually see the model being decomposed into smaller groups. I have an in-depth blog post that shows how I introduce the Distributive Property of Multiplication using area models that walks through my lesson step-by-step. After that initial introduction, I work with larger numbers than

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