13 Tools A Teacher Needs… Now!

I have talked to numerous teachers to find out what they think every teacher should have. These teachers teach all over the US, have various levels of experience, and teach in a range of SES schools. It was fun talking to all kinds of teachers and seeing the things that they all had in common as far as necessities go!

Some of the things on this list are more student geared, but a lot of them are seriously sanity-savers for us teachers!

Here are the top 13 tools of the teaching trade that you should definitely have in your classroom!

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Firstie Friends Back to School Giveaway!

A fabulous group of first grade teachers are hosting an amazing back to school giveaway! We will be giving away FIVE $25 TpT gift cards for you to STOCK UP on all of your back to school essentials! :) And in case you haven’t already heard, this is just in time for the annual TpT Back to School SALE!

Use the rafflecopter on this page to enter to win one of our gift cards. The winners will receive their gift cards via e-mail on Sunday, August 2nd. Good luck!! :)

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How I Manage Data in the Classroom

Attempting to manage data in the classroom can be extremely stressful. I’ve been frustrated quite a few times when trying to keep everything straight. It’s hard to climb the mountain of paperwork that comes with being a teacher and it’s even more difficult to organize it! That is why I have created a “Data Snapshot” binder to house all my important info.

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Big Summer Blowout {GIVEAWAY!}

Hello readers! I am so happy you are reading my blog today. You will be very happy, too! Because I am announcing a giveaway for my TpT anniversary! I began selling 2 years ago on July 21, 2013 and it has been such an amazing experience. I have made so many friends across the country. TpT has helped me step far outside of my comfort zone in so many ways. I have had the pleasure of helping so many teachers and students and THAT is what makes it worthwhile. :)

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Small Group Lesson Plans Organization & Management

I am here to tell you about how I manage my small group lesson plans. I don’t know about you, but the less notebooks/binders/lesson plans I have to keep up with throughout the day, the better. I also don’t use a typical lesson plan book. I bought a notebook from Target that had about 90 pages in it and I glued in a lesson plan template every week. That being said, I had extra room in my lesson plan book for my small group lesson plans. Read more