Teaching Responsibility With a Pencil

Where Have All the Pencils Gone?  A Very REAL Classroom Struggle! Rewind about 4 weeks ago, I am in my classroom and about to pull my hair out as I open yet another box of pencils to sharpen.  Didn't I just do this?  Yes, yes I did.  I don't know where the pencils go.  My ... READ the POST

3 Cheers for Indoor Recess

    I can confidently say that winter is here with the first BIG snow storm moving its way across the United States.  But with this change in weather comes something that causes many a teacher to let out a big sigh - Indoor Recess.  Today I want to share 3 of my favorite activities for indoor ... READ the POST

Bouncy Bands Help Kids Focus!

Yes, I'm a teacher but I'm also a Mom of an awesome kiddo with ADHD.  You probably don't need me to tell you that focusing is just downright painful sometimes - downright impossible other times.If you aren't blessed with your own ADHD kiddo in your home, I'm sure you can think to your class and ... READ the POST

Teaching Self Control – A Fun Experiment

Today I'm excited to have Corrina from From Mrs. Allen's Teaching Files here to share a really fun and exciting activity to use when talking about self control. Self control is such a hard thing for kids and adults alike, but helping our kids learn the importance of this skill early on will only ... READ the POST


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