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Try Zentangle with your Students

  I don’t usually ever write about art, but recently a friend introduced me to Zentangle. I thought it was fun, so I ordered some materials, and when my soon-to-be step daughter came over the next weekend, she was thrilled because she had learned to tangle from her fifth grade teacher. So, I thought some of you

The question, "What do you want for Christmas?" is an age-old one that could use some updating. In this post I list 10 fun, creative spins on the question that will encourage your students to practice creative and critical thinking in order to answer it.

10 Creative Spins on the Question: What Do You Want for Christmas?

Last night I watched A Christmas Story, which happens to be one of my favorite Christmas movies. In the movie a teacher asks her students to write a theme titled “What Do You Want for Christmas?” Not terribly original, but the movie was set in the late 30s or early 40s, so it was probably par for

Join educators everywhere in remembering Sandy Hook and our fallen colleagues and their students. Let's come together to carry out random acts of kindness in their memory.

Remembering Sandy Hook

As educators, we remember and honor our fallen colleagues and their students from Sandy Hook School. We honor them each day in our classrooms in which we continue their dream of teaching our children. We honor their memory with our service. Join with teachers everywhere in committing random acts of kindness to show our love for Sandy Hook.

Rachel Lynette worked with other sellers on Teachers Pay Teachers to create this collection of free resources for the winter holidays. It's available in her TPT store!

Free Resources for the Winter Holidays!

A few years ago, I thought it would be nice to make a little gift for teachers. That gift has grown into the Winter Holiday Tips and Freebies books full of free resources. There are four books in all: {PK-K}, {1-2}, {3-6}, and {7-12}.   Many people submitted to this resource, but there wasn’t room for

Rachel Lynette worked with other sellers on Teachers Pay Teachers to create this collection of free resources for the winter holidays. It's available in this post!

Winter Holiday Tips and Freebies Ebook – A Gift for You!

Hooray! The 2013  TpT Winter Holiday Tips and Freebies Ebooks are up and ready for you to download. This is a very special project with hundreds of sellers coming together to create a holiday gift for you! Each of the four books contains 50 pages, each one uniquely created by a different TpT seller. Each

Watch this Holiday Freebies video created by Flap Jack Educational Resources. It includes a compilation of free resources and shows you how to use them!

Holiday Freebies Video – So Cool!!

I am loving this compilation of Holiday Freebies from Tabitha at Flap Jack Educational Resources! I am quite honored to be included (the first activity is mine), and I was really thrilled to see the other great activities, too. Seeing them printed and assembled will show you exactly how you can use each one, and…they are

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