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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

Mysteries in the Classroom

There’s a story and a ton of memories behind one of my all-time best-selling resources! Here’s what inspired it! https://minds-in-bloom.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/turkey-commercial.mp4#t=5 Murder Mystery Parties & Other Fun Stuff A couple years ago, I hosted a murder mystery party for my daughter’s 16th birthday.  She is a theater kid, as are her friends, so it seemed like the perfect party! AND IT WAS! The only problem was

You and Your Students Can Make a Kahoot in 4 Super Easy Steps

You (and your students) can make a Kahoot in no time flat! If you haven’t yet played Kahoot with your students, it’s about time!  Kahoot is a gamified way of practicing just about any skill with your students.  It’s fast-paced, super engaging, and will leave kids begging to practice their skills again. Kahoot’s quiz format encourages students to answer questions carefully  in order climb the

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**UPDATE 10-28-20 This celebration was fun, but all good things must come to an end! We’re looking forward to the next one! Days Hours Minutes Seconds MINDS IN BLOOM HAS 100,000 REASONS TO CELEBRATE! For the last 14 years, Minds in Bloom has existed to help teachers be the best educators they can be.  We’re pleased to announce that we have just surpassed 100,000 followers

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