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How to Assess and Differentiate with Google Forms

Google forms is a great paperless assessment tool that will grade automatically and save you lots of prep time. Here are some key points on how to assess and differentiate with google forms. How to Assess with Google Forms: Always, always make “name” your first question! If you can stick to multiple choice questions only, […]

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How I Saved an Entire Case of Paper This Year

I saved an entire case (and maybe half of another) of paper this year! We were as paperless as we could possibly be! If you are fortunate enough to have technology in the classroom, you should be able to use these ideas.

Can I get a holla?!?! Wooohoo! I saved an entire case (and maybe half of another) of paper this year! We were as paperless as we could possibly be! If you are fortunate enough to have technology in the classroom, you should be able to use these ideas. And please, shhhhh… don’t tell the principal […]

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5 Test Prep Ideas with Task Cards and Board Games

Are you looking for test prep ideas that are fun and provide motivation? Every Friday we have game day and I pull out the old games that I've had many, many years. I'm using them for test prep motivation as much as I can. Some of my games are too childish for my 3rd graders, but these test prep ideas that make the games more challenging and fun. Here's a list of test prep ideas that use 5 board games with TASK CARDS to make test prep fun!

Are you looking for test prep ideas that are fun and provide motivation?  Every Friday we have game day and I pull out the old games that I’ve had many, many years. I’m using them for test prep motivation as much as I can. Some of my games are too childish (since I have moved […]

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6 Spring Activities to Take Learning Outside the Classroom

     Spring has sprung ya’ll and it is lovely!!! I’m already planning spring activities to take learning outside the classroom! I’m excited about the weather, I’m excited about seeing the trees and flowers come back to life, I’m VERY EXCITED about upcoming spring break, and I’m excited to get closer to finishing up the […]

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10 Easy Ways to Make Test Prep Fun

It’s almost time to start thinking about those test prep strategies! Ughhhh… all your hard work, will it pay off? Make it count, and make it fun with these test prep review ideas!   1. One quick test prep idea is to find or create review games on Quizziz.com. It is easy to create a […]

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Teaching Citizenship: A Civic Duty

Today is the day that a new president is sworn in and yet our country is greatly divided. As teachers, we have a great task ahead of not only doing our best to teach unity and tolerance, but also of teaching about civic duties! It is never too early to start instilling a love of […]