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Choice Board

Choice Board

We all have those students that raise their hand and say, “I’m done, now what do I do?”  We also have those who finish with their work and decide its time to play and distract others.  Does this sound familiar? I want my students to be engaged with something meaningful at all times.  I believe […]

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Interactive Math Vocabulary Notebook

Interactive Math Vocabulary

Another interactive math notebook???  It is, yes, but I have a purpose and a very good one! This past year I taught Title I Math for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade.  My students had an interactive notebook that we kept up with all year long.  What I struggled with, which is what I struggled with […]

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Family Math Night

Family Math Night For Big Kids

This year was the first year that I participated in our annual Family Literacy & Math Night, and I do have to say it was a great success!  I have some great teammates, and when we all work together things happen! When putting together the activities I had a couple of objectives that I wanted […]

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Organizing Those Back To School Papers

All of us over at Upper Elementary Snapshots thought it would be fun to have a whole week of giveaways right before the new school year! That’s right…a whole week!! To start off our week, we are going to be linking up all of our blogs just for you, and giving some great “Back-to-School” tips […]

Interactive Math Vocabulary Notebook

Interactive Math Vocabulary

Another interactive math notebook???  It is, yes, but I have a purpose and a very good one! This past year I taught Title I Math for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade.  My students had an interactive notebook that we kept up with all year long.  What I struggled with, which is what I struggled with […]

Bargain Shopping for Teachers

Bargain Shopping for Teachers!

I have heard of Zulily, but it wasn’t until today that I decided to take a look at it for myself. I do have to say, I was pretty impressed!  Who doesn’t love a bargain??  We are teachers right?!?! Deals are in our blood! You can shop kids, clothes, shoes, home, and TEACHER STUFF!!  The […]

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Giveaway ~ Day 4 for Teacher Appreciation Week

It’s day four, and I have another free product and another gift card to throw into the pot! Today’s freebie is another I have…Who has…game.  I truly hope you have used these before, but if you haven’t it’s a must.  I guarantee that your students will be hooked when playing! You can download another popular […]

4th Grade Common Core Checklist

Giveaway ~ Day 3 for Teacher Appreciation Week

Is it really Wednesday, or should I say it’s only Wednesday?!?! Wednesday’s freebie is designed to keep you, the teacher, organized.  Keep your teaching on track with the Common Core Checklist for Math and Language Arts.  You can grab the checklist, today only, for FREE.  Click the image below to be taken to your grade […]

The Choice Board

Giveaway ~ Day 2 for Teacher Appreciation Week

Day 2 is here!!! Today’s free printable gives your students a choice!  Since the end of the school year is nearing, I thought this one would help you out and excite your students. You can grab The Choice Board for the 1st nine weeks HERE.  Remember, it is only free today! Now….for what’s next!  I’m […]

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Giveaway ~ Day 1 for Teacher Appreciation Week

As promised yesterday, today begins a week’s worth of giveaways.  Everyday this week through Thursday, I will share with you what will be given away.  Each day a link will be provided for you to download a product of mine for free.  In addition, I have some amazing gift cards to give away from some fantastic […]

Teacher Appreciation 2015

A Week’s Worth of Giveaways

Teaching With Simplicity is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week with a week’s worth of giveaways! Beginning tomorrow, May 4, the first item up for grabs will be announced along with details on how to enter.   See you tomorrow!

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Unshakable: Connect With Kids and Gain Energy Instead of Letting Them Drain You

Do you ever feel as if teaching is not enjoyable?  Unfortunately, I have had this feeling.  When the opportunity arose to read Angela Watson’s book Unshakeable, I was thrilled and jumped at the opportunity! I wanted to reflect on the chapter titled:  Connect With Kids and Gain Energy Instead of Letting Them Drain You.  The […]

April Teaching Resources

April Teaching Resources

April showers, bring May flowers.  That is what my little miss seven-year-old keeps telling me, and boy am I thankful for April! To bring a little sunshine to your classroom, I have a few resources I wanted to share with you. The Great Kapok Tree The Grate Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry is one of […]

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning With…

a giveaway AND a sale!! It is officially spring, and if you are anything like me, you are in serious need of doing some spring cleaning.  Honestly, I am not really excited about the actual cleaning part.  I have too much to do and never enough time, so cleaning is not on the top of […]