First 3 Days of Middle School

So if you follow me on Instagram you know I made a huge jump from 1st grade to 7th grade math (best decision I ever made btw). Our district had a 3 day week for students as the first week of school, so here is a look at what we did! Day 1: QUIZ On…

10K on Instagram

I recently obtained 10K followers on my teacher account & I’m really excited to meet this milestone! For many teachers we desire this mark because it enables the swipe up feature in stories. I have gotten a lot of questions about how to get here, & I want to first and foremost communicate that I…

Amazon Class Wishlist

My friend over at Teaching With Amber Miller shared an Amazon Class Wishlist last year & I decided to try it out myself! So I made one, shared it on fb, & literally the next week every item had been donated!!! My cousin in LA decided to purchase the whole thing when he saw it…

End of Year Gift Idea

Here is a simple + cost efficient end of year gift idea! I purchased a book for each student using Scholastic Book Clubs $1 deal of the month. (Keep in mind you can also use points if you have any available!) Then I used the Shutterfly app to order each student a class picture. When…

4 Years Down!

So I am completely obsessed with teacher Instagram.. I can’t even deny it. I have an addiction! But it’s such a great one to have- I am constantly inspired. An awesome teacher (exceptionalelementary) shared three things that her first three years of teaching taught her. SO I wanted to share my own ‘fab four’ things…

End of Year Reflections

I saw this idea floating around on teacher Instagram stories but couldn’t quite find a printable so I just had to make one for myself!! I have since been asked by others to have a copy, etc. I think this tool is so useful so I wanted to upload it on here for any teacher…

Substitute Tips

I am THAT teacher that truly & honestly HATES being absent!!! It does not matter what the reason is for.. I just hate being out. Over the years I have two incentives that I always stick with when I have a sub and I wanted to share those with you! My first tip is to…

Testing Celebrations

I truly feel students that work hard deserve rewards! My class had exceptional growth this year on their DIBELS state reading assessment. We celebrated in multiple ways! First, I made growth badges for students to wear. They are free in my TPT. We also had donuts and GENIUS juice (Sunny D) for breakfast one morning….

Race into Second Grade!

With all of the test prep my class has been doing lately, I knew I needed to reward them with some type of fun review! I created this very low-prep racing theme for my students to ‘race’ into 2nd grade and prep for our reading assessment! Materials: Cones- borrowed from my PE dept Referee shirt…

Glow Day

I have wanted to do this for years and I am so glad I finally did! Besides the black lights this is actually not expensive. Many teachers borrow black lights from family friends. I was able to purchase some rather well-priced ones linked below. Materials: *Blacklights *Glowsticks *Black Tablecloths to cover windows *Highlighters *Manilla envelopes…