Kindness and Friendship Activities for the Elementary Classroom

Like most holidays, I love celebrating with my students in the classroom. There's something so genuine and exciting about seeing holidays through the eyes of kids. Celebrating Valentine's Day in February is no different. Instead of the traditional Valentine's Day focus on romantic love, we focus on ... READ the POST

5 Fun and Engaging Winter Activities for the Elementary Classroom

Snowflakes falling, wind whistling, and kids going crazy?! Yes, you read that right... winter can be challenging for students and teachers alike. The cold temperatures, early sunsets, and unpredictable weather tend to make student engagement and motivation a difficult task. In this post, we will ... READ the POST

10 Fine Motor Activities that Kids LOVE Doing

Picture this... you're 4 years old and your teacher just said you're going to be completing fine motor activities. She gives you a string and some Fruit Loops and you're supposed to make a necklace, but you struggle to string the cereal. Your little hands are shaking and you just cannot get that ... READ the POST

Blessings for Teachers

Can I share something with you? This year has been HARD - really, really hard. I have walked through some personal things that I never thought I would walk through. In my work, I have been stretched in ways that I didn't know I could be stretched in. And. . . it seems like a hard year has also ... READ the POST

Using an Interactive Webquest to Explore the First Thanksgiving

The First Thanksgiving, nestled in the heart of American history, is more than just a feast. It's a symbol of unity and gratitude, reminding us of the importance of coming together in times of hardship and celebrating the blessings we share. But, by the time you get to about 3rd grade, this ... READ the POST

Teaching Scissor Skills in the Primary Classroom

If you work with young kids, you already know how important it is to develop fine motor skills early on. As a classroom teacher, there are so many activities you can use to support these skills, but sometimes we can get stuck in a rut! If you're looking for something new to add to your routine, ... READ the POST


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