I've gathered 20 of my favorite creative teacher hacks to share with you today! These improvised solutions are inexpensive and save your sanity in the classroom! You'll find some really amazing teachers to follow along with on Instagram while you're here. For your convenience, I've linked them all for you so you can easily find them to see more ideas and inspiration!
Planning for maternity leave in the classroom can feel like a daunting task when we already have so much on our plate as teachers! I had a hard time wrapping my head around planning 2 weeks worth of lesson plans when I was already struggling to keep up daily myself. Pregnancy made me SUPER tired and many times I found myself passed out on the couch before dinner. Not to mention all I had on my brain was BABY! I was reading baby books, decorating the nursery, trying to plan healthy meals, and researching everything. The last thing I wanted to do or think about was maternity plans!
So today, I'm mapping out the process I went through to plan my maternity leave in hopes that it saves some future teacher mommas the stress and worry of planning out ALL THE THINGS.
"You might have noticed that everyone loves kittens... and puppies... and bunnies. You know, cute fluffy things. But nobody loves a slightly hairy, I suppose a bit googly eyed monster." - Love Monster by Rachel Bright
This endearing story is about a "funny looking" monster who lives in Cutesville. Although his search for love comes up short, when he least expects it, love finds him. If you're planning to celebrate Valentine's Day in your classroom this year, I propose a day of MONSTROUS Fun! If you don't already own the book, grab it on Amazon HERE and check out the featured activities below for a LOVE MONSTER DAY!
Gearing up for STEM in the classroom! Tips and Tricks for getting started!
I've been chatting with some personal teacher friends lately who all seem to share one thing in common. They want to start STEM in their classroom but feel completely overwhelmed with ALL THE THINGS and don't know how to get started. I will admit, it can seem daunting. HOWEVER, I'm here today to show you just how easy it can be to get going! And I mean easy like setting everything up in less than an hour!
'Tis the season for all the things... If you haven't collapsed from exhaustion yet, I commend you! If you're running on fumes or just need a little inspiration, check out this collection of simple and fun ideas that will help you survive and thrive in your primary classroom this holiday season!
This post is all about COFFEE LOVERS!! I hope you enjoy these gift ideas, perfect for any coffee loving teacher you may know!!
You've heard the saying... Throw Kindness Like Confetti! Well, today I'm excited to tell you just HOW you can start doing that! Let's throw some kindness around our classrooms (and keep it going!)
There's only one thing worse than getting sick when you're a teacher and that's writing sub plans! But it doesn't have to be a difficult task! When sickness strikes or you need a mental health day, don't be afraid to take it! You can't pour from an empty cup and your students will thrive when they have the BEST version of you! Here are 5 tips for making substitute plans in a pinch!
Fall is my absolute favorite! The cooler weather, the countdown to approaching holidays, the return of PSL coffee, and all the fun activities for the classroom are just a few reasons why! I'm excited to share some of my favorite Fall books and activities for the month of October with you today. From read alouds to math and science, I hope you'll find some Fall inspiration to get you excited as well!
It's that time of year! Back-to-school is in FULL SWING and I thought it would be a great time to share some of my FAVORITE activities for the first week of school! These activities are geared toward first grade but can absolutely be applied to K or 2nd!!