Recycled Paper in the Classroom

Hello Friends and Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! If you missed last year’s post about my awesome mom you can read…

April Pick 3 Pinterest Linky

Hey Friends! Happy April! Did you play any fun pranks on your students this year? Since the “brownie” trick spread through my school like wild…

Slash the Trash!

You may already be familiar with my feelings about state mandated testing. If not, you should probably read this post. It is one of my…

Homework Notebook Organization

Here is a very simple tip that will make a huge impact on student success in the homework arena. Parents will thank you immensely. Trust…

March Pick 3 Pinterest Linky

Well, March has arrived and leprechauns are definitely lurking. My students are making plans for leprechaun traps, while {sadly} I am making plans for the…

Pixy Stix Valentine Cards

So, I searched high and low for a bargain price on the Strawberry Fields Tic Tacs, but the cheapest I could find them in my…

February Pick 3 Pinterest Linky

It’s February and I am beginning to see the shift. My sweet, innocent, beginning of the year third graders are turning into miniature adolescents. Sigh.…

Thinking Deeply About WONDER

Do you use task cards in your classroom? I started using them a few years ago, and I feel that they have really enhanced my…

Multiplication Fact Fluency

If you teach third grade like I do, I bet that you are working on multiplication fact fluency with your students.  Do you have a…

Sock Snowmen

I decided to make sock snowmen with my students this year. Cute, huh? Well, I must have been feeling really ambitious that day. I’ll be…