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5 Steps to Create Self-Checking Activities with Google Sheets

Click for a FREE copy! Formative Assessment is an Important Part of Learning I love that education has taken a turn toward standards-based learning! In my early years, everything was grade averages and completion. Nowadays, there’s a greater push toward mastery.  In a perfect world, emphasis is on the learning process, and grades are only assigned once learning has  been completed. Since we don’t need

3 Quick & Easy Steps to go from PDF to Doc to Read Aloud

Printed PDF ➜ Google Doc ➜ Read Aloud Has anyone else found themselves in a situation where you’re wanting to use your print materials in your digital classroom?  I have a teacher tech hack that will make it super quick and easy to bridge the gap between paper and digital while providing your students with added support! How to Convert PDF to Doc (with text

Easy & Free Holiday Student Gifts from the Teacher

Your students are soooo lucky! I mean, you’re their teacher! If anyone knows that it is better to give than receive, it’s teachers!  So, I thought I would take this week and elaborate on ways you can use fun scratch offs in your classroom! Plus, I’ll show you how to make the paint that you can use on all of the free templates! It’s not

How to Add Magic to the Holidays with Five Merry Read Alouds

How to add the Magic of the Holidays with Five Merry Read Alouds It’s the most magical time of the year! You want to get into the holiday spirit with your students but don’t want to lose weeks of instruction. As an upper elementary ELA teacher, I would see the arts, crafts, and activities that kindergarteners and first graders were working on down the hall

10 FREE (and AWESOME!) Thanksgiving Activities You Can Download Now

Fun Thanksgiving Activities for Your Elementary Students Tired of the same old “trace your hand” Thanksgiving Activities? This post has lots of ideas to spice up the holiday season. (Did the word spice make you want a latte like it did me?) Check out the freebies we’ve included, and grab as many as you’ll use. Critical Thinking Thanksgiving Activities Thanksgiving Analogies Analogies are fun little

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