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Tips for the elementary school teacher. Creative ideas for the classroom.

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5 tips for celebrating student birthdays with books! One of the most powerful ways to encourage reading in children is to show them how special books can be. This post shares fun and easy ways to use books to celebrate student birthdays. Teaching Tips, Teaching Reading, Reading Resources, Classroom Resources, Classroom Ideas, Community Building Activities, Classroom Community, School Community, Student Birthdays

How to Use Books to Celebrate Student Birthdays in the Classroom

Birthdays are a special day for children of all ages! Here are some tips for how to use books to celebrate student birthdays in the classroom.

Teacher Fashion Tips for You! Shopping as a teacher can be tricky! You want to look professional, but are also on the floor with kids all day long. Here are my five tried and true tips for staying comfortable, yet sophisticated! Kindergarten Teachers, Elementary Teacher, Elementary Education, School Teacher, Teacher Tips, Second Grade Teacher, Fourth Grade, Summer Teacher Outfits, Teacher Style

Teacher Fashion Tips for You! - The Colorful Apple

Shopping as a teacher sure can be tricky! You want to be professional, but you are also working with young kids all day. You need to be comfortable, but portray a welcoming presence. And, as someone who doesn’t like to shop for clothes, I know how hard it can be! Here are my top five […]

In normal times, teaching is stressful. And these aren’t normal times. Teaching is stressful right now, even more than usual. We can’t control the virus or the regulations and restrictions we are working with, but we can take steps to take care of ourselves or make other aspects of teaching easier. When teaching is stressful here are 4 things to try. Classroom Management Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Learning Resources, Teacher Resources, Teacher Education, New Teachers, Teacher Organization, Teacher Hacks

How To Cope When Teaching Is Stressful - Top Notch Teaching

In normal times, teaching is stressful. When teaching is stressful we can take steps to take care of ourselves or make other aspects of teaching easier.

Get students excited about books by building reading engagement in your class. Make reading a priority in your elementary classroom! Reading Resources, Reading Activities, Literacy Activities, Teacher Resources, Primary Resources, English Activities, Student Reading, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading

Keep your class library fresh!

If you are anything like me, you love stocking your classroom bookshelves full of books for your students to explore. But, what about cleaning out your library? Hold up. We should be taking books OUT of our library? Yes, you read that right. Removing books from a classroom library can be just as important as […]

Teacher Fashion Tips for You! Shopping as a teacher can be tricky! You want to look professional, but are also on the floor with kids all day long. Here are my five tried and true tips for staying comfortable, yet sophisticated! Kindergarten Teachers, Elementary Teacher, Elementary Education, School Teacher, Teacher Tips, Second Grade Teacher, Fourth Grade, Summer Teacher Outfits, Teacher Style

Teacher Fashion Tips for You! - The Colorful Apple

Shopping as a teacher sure can be tricky! You want to be professional, but you are also working with young kids all day. You need to be comfortable, but portray a welcoming presence. And, as someone who doesn’t like to shop for clothes, I know how hard it can be! Here are my top five […]

Get students excited about books by building reading engagement in your class. Make reading a priority in your elementary classroom! Reading Resources, Reading Activities, Literacy Activities, Teacher Resources, Primary Resources, English Activities, Student Reading, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading

Classroom Library on a Budget

Let’s face it, purchasing books for a classroom can be ex.pen.sive. Most schools require the teacher to provide a majority of the books for their classroom. We want quality books for our students to read, but they can cost up to $25 each! Is it possible to create a classroom library on a budget? The […]

Get students excited about books by building reading engagement in your class. Make reading a priority in your elementary classroom! Reading Resources, Reading Activities, Literacy Activities, Teacher Resources, Primary Resources, English Activities, Student Reading, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading

Classroom Library on a Budget - The Colorful Apple

Let’s face it, purchasing books for a classroom can be ex.pen.sive. Most schools require the teacher to provide a majority of the books for their classroom. We want quality books for our students to read, but they can cost up to $25 each! Is it possible to create a classroom library on a budget? The […]

If you are anything like me, you love stocking your classroom bookshelves full of books for your students to explore. But, what about cleaning out your library? Hold up. We should be taking books… 7th Grade Classroom, Kindergarten Teachers, New Teachers, Elementary Teacher, Teachers Toolbox, Preschool Classroom, Elementary Education, Teaching Kids, Library Organization

What to Clean Out of Your Classroom Library - The Colorful Apple

If you are anything like me, you love stocking your classroom bookshelves full of books for your students to explore. But, what about cleaning out your library? Hold up. We should be taking books OUT of our library? Yes, you read that right. Removing books from a classroom library can be just as important as […]

Teacher Fashion Tips for You! Shopping as a teacher can be tricky! You want to look professional, but are also on the floor with kids all day long. Here are my five tried and true tips for staying comfortable, yet sophisticated! Kindergarten Teachers, Elementary Teacher, Elementary Education, School Teacher, Teacher Tips, Second Grade Teacher, Fourth Grade, Summer Teacher Outfits, Teacher Style

The Colorful Apple

Shopping as a teacher sure can be tricky! You want to be professional, but you are also working with young kids all day. You need to be comfortable, but portray a welcoming presence. And, as someone who doesn’t like to shop for clothes, I know how hard it can be! Here are my top five […]

Get students excited about books by building reading engagement in your class. Make reading a priority in your elementary classroom! Reading Resources, Reading Activities, Literacy Activities, Teacher Resources, Primary Resources, English Activities, Student Reading, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading

Classroom Library on a Budget - The Colorful Apple

Let’s face it, purchasing books for a classroom can be ex.pen.sive. Most schools require the teacher to provide a majority of the books for their classroom. We want quality books for our students to read, but they can cost up to $25 each! Is it possible to create a classroom library on a budget? The […]

Reading information can be tricky for parents to understand! Use the FREE parent conference forms to help families understand their child's reading interests. Parents As Teachers, New Teachers, Elementary Teacher, Elementary Schools, Parent Teacher Conference Forms, Parent Teacher Conferences, Reading Conference, Teacher Freebies, Teacher Blogs

Parent Teacher Conference Forms to Use for Reading

Download the free parent teacher conference forms for reading. A great way to learn about your students' reading habits in and out of the classroom!

If you are anything like me, you love stocking your classroom bookshelves full of books for your students to explore. But, what about cleaning out your library? Hold up. We should be taking books… 7th Grade Classroom, Kindergarten Teachers, New Teachers, Elementary Teacher, Teachers Toolbox, Preschool Classroom, Elementary Education, Teaching Kids, Library Organization

The Colorful Apple

If you are anything like me, you love stocking your classroom bookshelves full of books for your students to explore. But, what about cleaning out your library? Hold up. We should be taking books OUT of our library? Yes, you read that right. Removing books from a classroom library can be just as important as […]

Give parents the tools they need to share books with their child every night. Includes a read aloud guide, discussion questions, book recommendations, a book journal and more! A great resource to give to parents at the end of the school year, at open hou Reading Resources, Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Teaching Ideas, Literacy Strategies, Reading Games, Reading Art

FREE Parent Read-Aloud guide

Home read alouds are important for a child's development, but it can be challenging. A free toolkit of reading strategies for parents will help guide them!

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Tips for Teaching Interviews

It's that time of year! Schools are beginning to look at their staffing for next year, current teachers are making plans for their future, ...

Get students excited about books by building reading engagement in your class. Make reading a priority in your elementary classroom! Reading Resources, Reading Activities, Literacy Activities, Teacher Resources, Primary Resources, English Activities, Student Reading, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading

What to Clean Out of Your Classroom Library - The Colorful Apple

If you are anything like me, you love stocking your classroom bookshelves full of books for your students to explore. But, what about cleaning out your library? Hold up. We should be taking books OUT of our library? Yes, you read that right. Removing books from a classroom library can be just as important as […]

Are you finding yourself a bit disorganized in the elementary classroom? Check out these teaching hacks to get you organized! Teaching Social Studies, Teaching Writing, Teaching Science, Teacher Blogs, Teacher Hacks, Teacher Resources, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Classroom Organization

Teaching Hacks to Get You Organized

Are you finding yourself a bit disorganized in the elementary classroom? Check out these teaching hacks to get you organized!