Friday, December 12, 2014

FREE Resource Friday: Christmas Student Book Exhange

Welcome to FREE Resource Friday! Our goal is to share some great resources that you can use in your grades 3-5 classroom.

Today we are featuring our Christmas Student Book Exchange.
Included are: teacher directions on how to do the book exchange, a family letter to send home, and a student sheet to fill out the books that each child wants. No more meaningless presents. Students enjoy this!

 Download this FREE resource by clicking here.

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This will be our last Friday Freebie until January 9, 2015. Enjoy time with your family over the holiday break!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

FREE Holiday eBook for Grades 3-5!

It's that time of year again! Teacher authors from across the world have come together to offer you 50 FREE resources to use in your classroom this holiday season. There are tons of activities and ideas sure to be a hit in your classroom!
We have a featured freebie that you will find in this eBook as well as seen above.

You can access the FREE Holiday eBook by clicking here.

Friday, December 5, 2014

FREE Resource Friday: Teacher Christmas Gift For Students

Welcome to FREE Resource Friday! Our goal is to share some great resources that you can use in your grades 3-5 classroom.

Today we are featuring our Teacher Christmas Gift for Students.
Instead of buying a gift we offer our students a FREE book choice from Scholastic Book Orders. Students are allowed to pick out a free book up to a certain price range. Then, we place the order and have the books before they leave for vacation!

 Download this FREE resource by clicking here.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Wise Guys Give Thanks! Ends 12/01

This weekend we want to give thanks to all our awesome followers! We're thankful to be a part of a great online community of educators, you all help keep us both going!


To give thanks, we're holding a giveaway – win one of five prizes: our Christmas Super Bundle, Improving Teacher Morale Cards, Brain Break Cards, Word Work Cards, and Unemployed Elf Writing Activity!

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FREE Resource Friday: Reading to the Top of Mount Everest

Welcome to FREE Resource Friday! Our goal is to share some great resources that you can use in your grades 3-5 classroom.

Today we are featuring a creative reading log for the month of December!
This is a great way to get your students excited about reading. They will track their reading minutes each day for the month of December. As they read, they will progress up Mount Everest! Watch reading engagement explode! Certificates are also included!


 Download this FREE resource by clicking here.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

FREE Resource Friday: RAFT Introduction Activity

Welcome to FREE Resource Friday! Our goal is to share some great resources that you can use in your grades 3-5 classroom.

Today we are featuring: RAFT Introduction Activity.
This is a five page document that will help your students learn what a RAFT is and how it is a great writing tool for your classroom.

 Download this FREE resource by clicking here.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Improving Teacher Morale: Quotes to Inspire, Motivate and Rejuvenate

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If you are a teacher, and have days where you feel down or not appreciated, or if you are an administrator that is looking for a way to pick up your staff's morale, this resource is for you!

In the past few years, teachers have faced increasing pressure with new accountability measures put in place. While it is necessary to hold teachers and administrators to a high standard, it has been the way that these new initiatives have been rolled out, and the unnecessary pressures that the politicians, the public, and even administration have put on educators.

It is time to remind teachers of why they teach. It is time to make sure that teachers feel appreciated and feel like they are making a difference amid a cloud of scrutiny and blame. It is time to treat teachers like the professionals they are.


 Included in this resource are two sets of 50 cards- one set of 50 is on colored background and the other set is on white background. Both sets have the same inspirational sayings and/or quotes. We included both sets, so you can use what you prefer. These cards are meant to inspire and provide some helpful reminders to teachers. You can purchase them by clicking here.

Below are some examples of the cards you would receive. There are four cards to a normal 8.5 x 11" piece of paper, so the actual size is larger than below. 


Our goal is to help teachers realize how important they are to their students. No matter how difficult the times may be in education and teaching in general, we have to remember we are there for the children. That is why we teach!