Counting on Cuteness
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by Charity Preston
3d ago
Today I wanted to give a little tribute to Casey Kasem, as I fondly remember him “counting down the hits” with me every Saturday morning in my bedroom with my little tape recorder next to the radio.  I loved Saturdays – oh yeah – still do – lol! As I was thinking about counting down, I thought about how we all love fun countdowns.  Might be the number of days until the next break.  Perhaps the number of days until our birthday or other special occasion.  Or even counting down the number of pounds to hit that goal weight. Crafts have long been recognized as a valuable tool ..read more
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Magazine Holders to Organize in the Classroom
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by Charity Preston
1M ago
Having an organized classroom is essential for creating a positive and productive learning environment. A well-organized classroom not only benefits the teacher but also has a significant impact on student learning and behavior. When everything is in its place, students can easily find and access materials, leading to increased efficiency and less time wasted searching for resources. Additionally, an organized classroom promotes a sense of calm and order, which can positively influence student behavior and focus. After 15 years in the classroom, I am trying very hard to take note of the organi ..read more
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Computer Traffic Jams?
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by Charity Preston
1M ago
An organized classroom computer station is essential for creating a productive and stress-free learning environment. With technology playing a significant role in education today, having a well-organized computer station can greatly enhance the teaching and learning experience. Not only does it improve productivity, but it also reduces stress for both teachers and students. A clutter-free computer station allows teachers to easily access resources and materials, saving valuable time during lessons. It also helps students stay focused and engaged, as they can quickly find the tools they need to ..read more
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Classroom Seating Chart: Three-by-Two
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by Charity Preston
3M ago
This section is for class sizes of 18-19 students. While all the photos show options for 18 students, feel free to place an additional student on the end of one of groups, if needed. Teams of two can work as partners.  Pair together students of like abilities, interests, or ages.  Then, in six weeks, mix it up again.  Team-building should also be incorporated for partners that share no apparent connection. How else could you use this seating arrangement in your classroom?  Feel free to share in the comments below! You might want to check out: Want an AD-FREE resource ..read more
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Classroom Seating Chart: Small 90s
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by Charity Preston
3M ago
This section is for class sizes of 20-21 students. While all the photos show options for 20 students, feel free to place an additional student on the end of one of the groups, if needed. This is a small group that can be used to do small group activities during class. How else could you use this seating arrangement in your classroom?  Feel free to share in the comments below! You might want to check out: Want an AD-FREE resource book of all 87 seating charts in one easy-to-print format?  190 pages in total!  Now available in our Bookstore!  And the second copy to shar ..read more
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7 Myths About Creating a Teacher Seller Business
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by Charity Preston
5M ago
I have been a blogger and teacher seller since 2011.  While some may consider me to have been lucky, I feel as though I have been blessed.   Blessed to be able to help teachers all around the world.   Blessed to share my ideas and creativity on a weekly basis.   Blessed to have had even the tiniest bit of impact on children in the classroom where my materials are being utilized.   Blessed to have met some of my best friends through blogging who are now BFFs in real life too.   Blessed to be able to provide luxuries to my family that we would not have without the e ..read more
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Free Hallway Tips Workshop
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by Charity Preston
5M ago
As you are walking through the hallway at school, do you ever see the group of students that is goofing off, being entirely too loud, and is either stretched out the length of a football field or is so bunched up they are literally pushing one another?   Maybe that group of students belongs to you? It’s ok.  We’ve ALL been there.  In fact, I STILL have nightmares about unruly students running through the hallway interrupting every class along the way and angry colleagues expressing their disapproval – lol! As a teacher, one of the biggest challenges you may face is managing qui ..read more
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Chalk Quotes Like a Pro
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by Charity Preston
6M ago
Sayings and quotes have always been a great way to express ourselves and share our thoughts with others. Whether it’s a motivational quote to start the day or a simple reminder to smile, these words can have a powerful impact on our mood and mindset. And what better way to display these inspirational words than through art? Chalk quotes are an easy and fun way to add some personality and positivity to your classroom decor. With just a few simple materials, you can create your own personalized chalkboard art that will make you smile every time you see it. I took my youngest to his first grade ..read more
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Classroom Seating Chart: Crooked S’s
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by Charity Preston
7M ago
This section is for class sizes of 30 or more students. While all the photos show options for 30 students, feel free to place additional students on the end of groups, or add additional groups, if needed. This desk arrangement involves two large S formations in which the students are facing different directions.  It would not be suitable for a lecture-style classroom environment. How else could you use this seating arrangement in your classroom?  Feel free to share in the comments below! You might want to check out: Want an AD-FREE resource book of all 87 seating charts in one ..read more
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Cool Classroom Coding
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by Charity Preston
7M ago
As technology becomes an integral part of everyday life, the importance of coding is becoming more apparent. Giving students the opportunity to learn computer programming at an early age is vital to their skills and career development. Introducing coding into the elementary classroom curriculum has never been easier. Simple Steps to Introduce Coding in Elementary Classroom Introducing coding in the classroom may seem daunting, but it can be easily implemented following these simple steps: Choose the Appropriate Curriculum: Look for coding curriculums that match your students’ age and skills ..read more
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