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Arts Education Week

51 Benefits of Art Education for Kids

Arts Education: Benefits That Must Be Saved As an educator, there’s truly no better feeling than helping children succeed. Proper support and learning techniques are an important part of the process, but that’s not all that’s needed. Studies have shown that kids thrive when they have opportunities for fun, diverse, hands-on education — the kind that art, music, and theater classes naturally encourage. When the

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Ghost zeros and ghost decimals

Ghost Decimals and Ghost Zeros

https://minds-in-bloom.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/ghost-zeros-video.mp4 Download a FREE Craftivity! Two different versions: 1 for adding & subtracting with decimals & 1 for dividing with decimals I always ask the students “What sound does a ghost make?” When they say “ooooo,” I spookily ask them if they think it’s a coincidence ghost zeros spell oooooo. NOTE: As Amazon Associates, we earn from qualifying purchases. Ghost Zeros Exist- In Decimals that

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Would You Rather Questions

Using Would You Rather With Kahoot

Click here to grab 10 free Would You Rather slides and 10 “make your own” slides. Would You Rather…. “Would You Rather” is a game that students love! It’s definitely fun and engaging, but did you know there are lots of added benefits to playing this game? Would You Rather helps students develop skills that will last them a lifetime including: Critical thinking skills Respectful

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Halloween Math Activities

Gamifying Your Regular Assignments

Get this activity for FREE! Gamify your classroom by taking a worksheet and making it more fun! We all have textbooks, quizzes, old worksheets, and tons of task cards that we can use to gamify our classroom! While these resources definitely are important to a student’s learning, sometimes you just need a little more fun! Take, for instance, HALLOWEEN DAY! As I was thinking about

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TpT Easel Activity

How to Use TpT’s Easel Activities

Why use an annotation tool? An annotation tool allows you to turn print resources into digital resources. It provides a way for students to mark their answers on worksheets or activities without the need for printers and pencils. This type of resource is invaluable when remote teaching or when your district limits the number of paper copies you can use in your classroom.  Want a

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Distance Learning Math

Using Our Math Kits with Distance Learning

Math Workshop doesn’t have to be hard! Since my very first year teaching, I’ve been obsessed with student-centered classrooms.  I found that hosting a math workshop was the best way to keep kids having fun and learning. But, as much as I wanted a true math workshop format in my class, I was  limited by my lack of resources. The textbook just didn’t cut it. 

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Organizing Your Google Classroom

Customizing Your Google Classroom Headers

Honest Truth: Organizing my pantry is something I NEVER do- well almost never. But on those very rare occasions that I break down and do it, I feel like a brand new woman! There’s just something about how order and beauty (well, as beautiful as cans of veggies and boxes of cereal can be) makes you feel. Keeping your Google Classroom organized can give you

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DIY Face Shield

DIY Transparent Splash Guards for Students

Things We’ve Never Had to Think About When Planning for Back to School I’ve planned for A LOT of back-to-schools, and never once have I had to consider masks, face shields, sanitization schedules, spacing desks, and the list goes on.  We are in uncharted territory, for sure! For those of you that will be headed back to the classroom, masks are something you’ll have to

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A Letter to Teachers New to Distance Learning

To all you hard working, dedicated, making-it-happen teachers: Dear fellow teachers, If you are reading this, then you are among the elite. You are the hero that runs toward the fire and not away. Nothing in your training has quite prepared you for what we are facing right now, an unprecedented scenario in our era. Yet here you are. As great teachers always do, you’re

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