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25 Time-Saving Tips for Busy Teachers
As teachers, we wear many hats and are charged with the task of juggling many balls in the air so that our days run smoothly, both at school and at home. Lesson planning, meetings, parent-teacher conferences, emails, meal prep, kid’s homework, baths… the list of tasks is never-ending! Life demands so much of our time, […] The post 25 Time-Saving Tips for Busy Teachers appeared first on Teaching in Blue Jeans.
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5 Easy Ways to Communicate with Parents in the 21st Century
Have you ever heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child”? Well, in today’s fast-paced world, that village extends far beyond our classroom walls. As teachers, we know that creating a strong partnership with our kiddos’ parents is essential for our students’ success. That’s why I always strive to foster a two-way […] The post 5 Easy Ways to Communicate with Parents in the 21st Century appeared first on Teaching in Blue Jeans.
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6 Benefits of Adding A Craft Activity To Your Elementary Classroom
If you’ve ever thought about adding a craft activity or art project to your classroom lessons, you’re not alone. I’ve been there too. I started slowly, but over time, I have created an academically based, art loving classroom experience my students truly enjoy. What I’ve learned throughout my journey is that by using a variety… The post 6 Benefits of Adding A Craft Activity To Your Elementary Classroom appeared first on Teaching in Blue Jeans.
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Integrating Science and Social Studies into Language Arts
We have all been there at some point – a giant clock ticking away behind us as we stare at our lesson plans and standards, wondering how we will fit everything in! Meanwhile, instruction time continues to decrease for science and social studies. As a result, integrating science and social studies into other areas is… The post Integrating Science and Social Studies into Language Arts appeared first on Teaching in Blue Jeans.
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5 Effective Prewriting Activities for Preschool & Kindergarten Aged Kids
Have you ever watched a preschooler pick up a crayon and attempt to “write” something on paper? It usually comes out as a scribble, right? While it is adorable, have you ever thought about what it takes to move from these first scribbles to legible handwriting? Here’s a hint. . . it’s a lot! Motor… The post 5 Effective Prewriting Activities for Preschool & Kindergarten Aged Kids appeared first on Teaching in Blue Jeans.
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Teaching Writing? Two Types of Writing Activities You Should Be Assigning
I love to write, but that was not always the case. Growing up writing was a rigid process guided by the teacher that was filled with planning, drafting, revising, and editing until the red pen told us we could stop. Just thinking about it makes me sweat. But as I have gotten older, I have… The post Teaching Writing? Two Types of Writing Activities You Should Be Assigning appeared first on Teaching in Blue Jeans.
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12 Engaging & Educational Spring Activities for Kids
Welcome to the enchanting world of spring, where nature’s secrets unfold before our eyes. As the days grow longer and the temperature rises, our surroundings burst with new life, captivating our senses and fueling our curiosity. It’s a season of growth, transformation, and endless possibilities. And what better way to harness the magic of spring… The post 12 Engaging & Educational Spring Activities for Kids appeared first on Teaching in Blue Jeans.
If you are anything like me, you love watching your students grow and develop their skills. But sometimes, despite these growing skills, you are frustrated by simple things like messy handwriting. I know I’m not alone in this because I have had many discussions with teachers about this topic. I’ve even had upper elementary teachers… The post Fun and Engaging Ways to Incorporate Daily Handwriting Practice into Your Classroom appeared first on Teaching in Blue Jeans. Messy Handwriting, Simple Things, Nice Handwriting, Handwriting, Engagement Activities, Blue, Upper Elementary, Handwriting Practice, Learning To Write
Fun and Engaging Ways to Incorporate Daily Handwriting Practice into Your Classroom
If you are anything like me, you love watching your students grow and develop their skills. But sometimes, despite these growing skills, you are frustrated by simple things like messy handwriting. I know I’m not alone in this because I have had many discussions with teachers about this topic. I’ve even had upper elementary teachers… The post Fun and Engaging Ways to Incorporate Daily Handwriting Practice into Your Classroom appeared first on Teaching in Blue Jeans.
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4 Virtual Snow Day Activities for Online Learning
Remember being a kid and watching as the TV scrolled through the lists of closures when the winter weather was blustery? If you’re anything like me you’d sit impatiently waiting to see your school’s name. Then it would cross the bottom of the screen and you’d get super excited. Throwing on your snow gear, you’d… The post 4 Virtual Snow Day Activities for Online Learning appeared first on Teaching in Blue Jeans.
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Kindness and Friendship Activities for the Elementary Classroom
Like most holidays, I love celebrating with my students in the classroom. There’s something so genuine and exciting about seeing holidays through the eyes of kids. Celebrating Valentine’s Day in February is no different. Instead of the traditional Valentine’s Day focus on romantic love, we focus on the beauty of friendship. In my classroom, February… The post Kindness and Friendship Activities for the Elementary Classroom appeared first on Teaching in Blue Jeans.
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10 Fine Motor Activities that Kids LOVE Doing
Picture this… you’re 4 years old and your teacher just said you’re going to be completing fine motor activities. She gives you a string and some Fruit Loops and you’re supposed to make a necklace, but you struggle to string the cereal. Your little hands are shaking and you just cannot get that string through… The post 10 Fine Motor Activities that Kids LOVE Doing appeared first on Teaching in Blue Jeans.
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5 Fun and Engaging Winter Activities for the Elementary Classroom
Snowflakes falling, wind whistling, and kids going crazy?! Yes, you read that right… winter can be challenging for students and teachers alike. The cold temperatures, early sunsets, and unpredictable weather tend to make student engagement and motivation a difficult task. In this post, we will cover 5 fun and engaging winter activities that will help… The post 5 Fun and Engaging Winter Activities for the Elementary Classroom appeared first on Teaching in Blue Jeans.
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Sharing Blessings Amidst the Crazy!
Can I share something with you? This year has been HARD – really, really hard. I have walked through some personal things that I never thought I would walk through. In my work, I have been stretched in ways that I didn’t know I could be stretched in. And. . . it seems like a… The post Sharing Blessings Amidst the Crazy! appeared first on Teaching in...
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Using an Interactive Webquest to Explore the First Thanksgiving
The First Thanksgiving, nestled in the heart of American history, is more than just a feast. It’s a symbol of unity and gratitude, reminding us of the importance of coming together in times of hardship and celebrating the blessings we share. But, by the time you get to about 3rd grade, this important history lesson… The post Using an Interactive Webquest to Explore the First Thanksgiving appeared fi...
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Teaching Scissor Skills in the Primary Classroom
If you work with young kids, you already know how important it is to develop fine motor skills early on. As a classroom teacher, there are so many activities you can use to support these skills, but sometimes we can get stuck in a rut! If you’re looking for something new to add to your… The post Teaching Scissor Skills in the Primary Classroom appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" hre...