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Organized Classroom · 2W ago

Fantastic Fraction Fun! {Giveaway}

I don’t know about you, but teaching fractions in third grade was always a tough concept for some students, while others picked up on it super fast.  It is definitely one of those concepts t...
Organized Classroom · 2W ago

New PD in Your PJs: Parent Involvement!

Oh yeah!   I know a lot of you LOVE my PD in your PJs Workshops and I have a NEW one for you!  This one is called 5 Days to Parent Involvement and it is presented a little differently than s...
Organized Classroom · 1M ago

How Not to Run Out of Time for Teaching

Do you cringe when you think about all the curriculum you have to cover in one year – and how there is literally no way possible that it can be done?   No wonder teachers feel frazzled and a...
Organized Classroom · 1M ago

Finding Time to do All the Paperwork

She was drowning in paperwork and overwhelm. As a 5-year veteran teacher in fourth grade, Jamie wasn’t new to the demands and workload of the job.  But a new administrator, coupled with a ne...
Organized Classroom · 3M ago

5 Work/Life Balance Tools

Do you have work and life balance?  Do you know what the secret to it is?  I don’t know all the answers, but I can tell you that everyone struggles with this and perhaps there really isn’t s...
Organized Classroom · 5M ago

Want to Learn How to Fit It All In?

This time of year is always filled with so much activity that it’s hard to catch your breath at times.  But even though this time of year is particularly busy, is there really ever a time th...
Organized Classroom · 5M ago

Simple K-6 Mother’s Day Classroom Craft Idea

Mother’s Day crafts can get pricey and be time-consuming for many teachers. Not to mention the glue, glitter, and chaos that sometimes accompanies it! I prefer to try something different whe...
Organized Classroom · 5M ago

Secrets of Stellar Student Listening

True story:   I was tired of repeating directions and instructions over and over and over again in the classroom.  I was also frustrated with the noise level – and how when I really need to ...
Organized Classroom · 6M ago

Free Poetry Pack for YOU!

Poetry can be super tough for students – or it can be really fun!  I whipped up a super fun version of an activity you can do with them and have even included some fun templates for them to ...
Organized Classroom · 6M ago

7 Myths About Differentiated Instruction

The classroom is on fire!   Literally!   And your only way to put out the flame is to use differentiated instruction strategies.  Could you do it? I bet many teachers would say no.  Or they ...