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Teaching With Simplicity · 1Y ago

Amazing Race Test Prep Edition

My students are excited about test prep!  Yep, you read that right!  They are excited!  How is that so?  Want to know more?  Read on my friends! Test Prep + Engaging + Exciting + Routine = A...
Teaching With Simplicity · 1M ago

Scholastic Offers More than Books & Giveaway

I have partnered with Scholastic to host this giveaway. Prizing and sample subscription provided by Scholastic. I {heart} Scholastic and all that they have to offer for my classroom and stud...
Teaching With Simplicity · 1M ago

A Solution for Reluctant Writers

This year our district began to implement the Daily 5.  I particularly was looking for something to use during the Work on Writing rotation.  I tried a number of things and many things were ...
Teaching With Simplicity · 2M ago

Designate a Place For Hard Copies

The last of the 12 simple habits for an organized classroom is one of my favorites, and it’s very simple! Remember the drawers that I use for keeping copies organized for each day of the wee...
Teaching With Simplicity · 2M ago

File as You Grade

This habit is a hard one for me!  I actually failed it on Friday, but today is a new day and I’m on a mission to make sure this one happens! File those papers as you grade!  Not necessarily ...
Teaching With Simplicity · 2M ago

End Your Day With a Clean Desk

This is something that I do ever…single…day.  I cannot or will not leave my classroom at the end of the day with my desk a mess! The only time that I sit at my desk is at the end of the day ...
Teaching With Simplicity · 2M ago

Organize Your Supplies

Having an organized place for your supplies is HUGE! My supplies are crazy organized, maybe over the top organized.  Hence the name I {heart} an Organized Classroom! 🙂  I pretty much have a ...
Teaching With Simplicity · 2M ago

Create a Command Center

I found this cart at IKEA, and I just had to have it!  I wasn’t sure what I was going to use it for, but I had to have it!  I have never regretting purchasing this handy dandy cart and have ...
Teaching With Simplicity · 2M ago

Keep Copies Organized

It’s Friday afternoon.  You’ve made copies for the following week but are ready to hit the door running.   So, you pile all of the upcoming week’s copies on the corner of your desk and leave...
Teaching With Simplicity · 2M ago

File Those Papers Immediately

To avoid the paper trap, I have a simple habit.  That habit is filing those random papers immediately!! I have a pretty simple system set up, and it has worked quite well for the past two ye...