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The ONE box you need to pack now for Back to School

Packing this ONE box at the end of the school year will make back to school easier than ever!
The end of the year is always busy and stressful. Whether your school requires you to pack everything every year or not, there's ONE box every teacher should absolutely pack at the end of the school year to make sure you get off to a smooth start when you go back to school in the fall. If you're moving classrooms or buildings, it might even be a lifesaver if things get lost in the move! 

32 Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac Users

Keyboard shortcuts can save tons of time on your Mac! Here are 32 you'll want to know.

Keyboard shortcuts are an incredible time-saver for anyone who works on a computer. A few months ago, I finally decided to switch to a Mac after being a lifetime PC girl. I have to say, I'm loving it, but it was a little bit of an adjustment. One of the biggest things I had to do was relearn all the keyboard shortcuts I was using on my PC. Here are some of my favorite Mac keyboard shortcuts! 

The Easy Way to Differentiate Spelling Instruction

Quickly & easily differentiate your spelling instruction using the resources you already have!

By now, we've all either read the research or discovered on our own that the traditional method of teaching spelling isn't effective for the majority of students. But differentiating is time consuming, and requires a TON of work by the teacher, right? Wrong! This year, I've found a way to use what's already provided for me to quickly and easily differentiate spelling instruction in my class. My students and I love it, and I think you will too! 

13 Indoor Recess Ideas for Big Kids

Ahh, winter. When recess moves inside, and students go stir-crazy. Teachers dread indoor recess almost as much as students (maybe more), but if you keep a growing list of new and different indoor recess ideas, your students will still have a chance to get the wiggles out and clear their minds. Here are 13 of the best indoor recess activities for big kids (according to my 4th grade students)...

12 Days of Christmas Freebies!

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Daily freebies and a fun gift card giveaway!4 days. Not that I'm counting. Are you counting it down? It is getting SO close! Whether you have 3, 6, or 8 days left before Christmas Break, we have resources to make you sing! If you missed the daily freebies from our 12 Days of Christmas, no need to shout "Bah humbug!". We have all the links for you!
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