I know it's not good to bribe kids with candy, but with 12 days of school left I'm pulling out the big guns! Last week I started putting up the Wonka prizes one by one on the most unreachable shelf. I didn't say much, but the kids certainly ... Read More about Getting Ready for Wonka Week
Squirrely kidlets? Me too! I'm bringing back Wonka Week this year after a long hiatus (I just lost track of time!) and am excited to introduce it to my kids. Let's do it together! Buy: a bag or two of small wrapped candy bars (not ... Read More about My Favorite End of Year Activity – Wonka Week!
What amazing parents we have at my school! Check out this awesome (Pinterest-inspired) project one of our grade level moms did with her child's class. She talked with the kids about changing solids to liquids through heat and then let all ... Read More about Melting Crayon Science & Art Project
You know those nasty drop ceiling tiles the look like cork and are probably full of asbestos? The art teacher at my school has come up with a fantastic way to teach her students about commissioned art pieces and make our ceilings much prettier. ... Read More about Ceiling Tile Art — Customize your Classroom
If you have a few extra manila file folders hanging around, think about making a few of these. When working on nonfiction writing, my students love to use these research folders. The kids love that they get to take notes on 3x5 cards and ... Read More about Two Uses for File Folders