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Teaching With Simplicity · 2Y ago

Sharing Our Blessings

I firmly believe that every..single..event in my life good or bad has shaped me into the person that I am today, and for that, I am thankful!  Every event that has passed and every person wh...
Teaching With Simplicity · 2M ago

6 Activities to Jumpstart a Growth Mindset Classroom

We all want our students to be successful.  We do everything in our power to make sure that they can be, but how can we empower them to take ownership and grow on their own?  We instill a gr...
Teaching With Simplicity · 5M ago

Flexible Seating ~ A How-to-Guide

My classroom has always been set up for cooperative learning to take place.  If I didn’t have tables, then my desks were arranged so that they formed tables.  My classroom has definitely nev...
Teaching With Simplicity · 5M ago

5 Tips to Take Your Teacher Binder from Drab to Fab

I LOVE color!  I also love my teacher binder to be full of color, but let’s face it, printing in color can get expensive.  My school doesn’t own a colored printer.  Well, let’s say they don’...
Teaching With Simplicity · 7M ago

End of the Year Memory Book

I wanted my students to create an end of the year memory book that they would want to keep.  Something that didn’t look like a worksheet that they stapled together and took home. So, that’s ...
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 · 10M 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 · 10M 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 · 11M 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 · 11M 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 ...