Category Archives: Classroom Publishing

Valentines for your Valentines

Looking for a quick, fun, and easy Valentine’s Day card to give your students? Here’s one idea—individual Conversation Hearts Bingo games. There are 32 different boards, and a message (page 10) you can run off on the back of each … Continue reading

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Student-Made Books

Classroom publishing has always been dear to my heart.  I first realized the power of publishing student’s work when I was working at a university lab school.  I was studying ways to teach students with learning and emotional disabilities.  One of the … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

In a hurry?  Need some cards for your students quick?  Here’s a little Valentine’s Tic Tac Toe card you can run off .  It’s one-sided so there’s room on the back for a little note or lots of space to … Continue reading

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The Power of REAL

I learned about the power that REAL learning can have on motivating students during my Master’s Degree training and later experiences with my own students. I started my Master’s Degree in Special Education after I had been teaching elementary school … Continue reading

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Land Regions of a State: Interest Groups

I am sharing some units and projects which I’ve used with groups of students of widely varying ability and achievement levels. Since I teach thematically (no matter what grade or type of class I may be working with), I tend to think … Continue reading

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All About Me–Writing Lesson Plans

For the next few weeks I’m going to share some lessons which I’ve used with groups of students of widely varying ability and achievement levels. Since I teach thematically (no matter what grade or type of class I may be … Continue reading

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Choice in Student Writing

When I was in high school taking a typing class (yes, I really am that old), my friends and I who were very good typists had a lot of free time during class. We started writing stories together. We’d type … Continue reading

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Get More from Your Printer

Teachers spend gobs of their paycheck on their classrooms, and we want to get all that we can out of the materials—freebies and commercial items—that we have.  One of my larger expenses used to be printer ink, but not anymore.  … Continue reading

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Little Helpers

Help your little helpers grow to be big helpers by creating an “I Can Help” book.  Talk about things the children do to help around the house and at school, and new things they can do that they haven’t done … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Although some days you may feel like you’re pushing up daisies, I hope the new year brings you nothing but sunshine!

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