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Back To School *GOODIES*

Its' that time again... We're getting ready to go back to our classrooms after our well-deserved summer break. Walking into our rooms for the first time in months is quite overwhelming, isn't it? Furniture has been pushed one corner of the room, shelves are covered, all our *stuff* is in boxes, and bulletin boards are bare. I always get nervous on that first day when I look at all the work that needs to be done. We want our classrooms to be PERFECT for our new bunch but we don't always know where to start. Am I right?!

I always find it best to take a step back and make myself a list. I break it up into small tasks and try to assign myself those tasks on specific days. That way, my list looks much shorter and I feel like I've accomplished a lot at the end of each day. Then, before you know it, my new kiddos have arrived and I'm ready for them!

Recently, I sent out a bunch of helpful resources to my subscribers in the hopes of making the first days back a little easier. Have you received them? If you haven't, it might be because aren't signed up yet! No worries though... I can send them to you all in one email!

Here's what you need to do: Leave your name and email below. Once you've done that, you will get an email from me with the above freebies! It's as easy as that. ;)

Don't worry, I promise not to SPAM you. I only send relevant content to my subscribers!

I'm looking forward to sharing teaching tips, ideas, and resources with you.

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Flash MATH

Do you ever wish you had a quick activity to keep your students engaged while you work with a small group, organize your supply closet, or *ahem* make yourself a cup of coffee? I sure did and that's why I came up with Flash Math. These games are sure to keep all students engaged and learning while we teachers get *all the things* done! 

These math games are super easy to use and I just know that you will love them! Each game lasts approximately eight minutes and runs all by itself. No need to click through the slides; they will transition all on their own!

Each slide has a timer bar at the bottom. It is 20 second timer and will help your students manage their time when answering each question. It will also help them monitor when the next question is about to appear on the screen. 

All games comes with a recording sheet that can be used to track your students' work. 

When your students are finished answering all 24 questions, they will click on "GO" and the answer key will appear. This will allow them to check their work independently and you know what that means... MORE time for YOU! ;) 

Here is a list of the games that are currently included in Flash MATH:
Counting On
Addition 1-10
Addition 1-20
Subtraction from 10
Subtraction from 20
Comparing Numbers 1-20
Comparing Numbers 1-100
Skip Counting by 2, 5, & 10
Base-Ten Blocks
Hundred Chart (ten more/ten less)

Take a look at this video to see how easy Flash Math is:

Want to give it a try? Grab this FREE download

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Editable Writing Prompts

I wanted to let you in on a little secret... I've been working on something HUGE and it's finally ready for me to share with you! I think this new resource will be a BIG problem solver for MANY teachers like you.
Are you tired of spending hours searching for writing papers for your students? Finding the perfect writing template can be frustrating. With editable templates, teachers can now create them in SECONDS with ease, saving a great deal of valuable time. No more spending hours searching for the perfect template.

You can now create custom writing pages in 4 easy steps:
First, choose if you want a template with or without a rubric.
Next, fill in the rubric with your goals. You can fill in your rubric to fit the specific needs of your class.
Then, choose from four options for your page orientation and writing lines.
Finally, type in your title and you’re done! All you have left to do is print your new custom writing templates.
Easy peasy, and with 80 different writing templates available, just imagine the possibilities!

Let's take a closer look at how easy this is!

Want to give it a try? DOWNLOAD THE PREVIEW FILE and try creating your very first custom template.

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I Appreciate You

I'd like to tell you that I appreciate you.

I appreciate the long hours that you spend preparing the best lessons for your young learners.

I appreciate the special attention that you give each and every one of your students.

I appreciate how dedicated you are to providing the best learning experiences for your class.

I appreciate you.

I'd also like to say THANK YOU.

Thank you for being there.

Thank you for caring.

Thank you for loving.

Thank you for your hard work.

As a small token of appreciation, I'd like to give you a little gift. It isn't much compared to everything that you do but it comes from the heart. I hope that you can use it in your classroom. I hope that it brightens up your walls. I hope that it allows your students to grow as writers.

Here's a set of 120 words for your seasonal word wall. There are plenty of words for each season. The file also contains an editable page so that you can add your own words to the list.
I hope you enjoy it. :)

Leave me your email below and I will send the file directly to your inbox.

Looking for some MORE writing activities for your class?
The resources below are some great options!
(Click on the pictures to get more info)

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