Back to School Boost Sale- TODAY August 19th ONLY


Hey everyone! In case you haven’t seen around instagram or facebook, it’s a major sale day today over at TpT!  We’ve priced EVERYTHING (including bundles that are already a major savings) at 28% off.  Just use code MORE15. Time to gear up for the school year and empty those wishlists.  It’s the last time our [...]

How to Earn Money for Your Classrooms with PledgeCents

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This post is written on behalf of PledgeCents.  We received compensation for this post, but we truly believe in the mission of this company, because they have the best interest of teachers and students at heart.  We hope you take a moment to learn how easy it is to crowdfund for your own classrooms and [...]

Back to School Sale at Teachers Pay Teachers!

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Hey everyone! I know my cart is overflowing at TpT, gearing up for our beginning of homeschool in September! Just wanted to pop in and invite you all to be sure to use code: BTS15 to save a ton on everything you need for back to school at our TpT shoppe! We’ve priced EVERYTHING (including [...]

Summer Learning Game: Hide and Go “Word Sort”!

literacy center idea for summer hide and go word sort

We are excited to be a part of Elmer’s blogging team.  This post is sponsored by Elmer’s.  All opinions are 100% ours.   Summer learning should be as fun, play-based, and as hands-on as possible.  Keeping kids’ minds going with learning games, beyond just reading a ton of books, is critical for a smooth transition [...]

10+ Ways to Avoid the “Summer Brain Drain”

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School’s out for the summer for most children, but learning beyond the classroom is a passion of ours here at The Classroom Creative.  For the past three years, we have amassed a wealth of crafts, ideas, and activities for young learners.  Here are ten tips and ideas to make the most of your summers.   [...]

Last Minute Father’s Day Craft and Writing Activity

father's day writing activity and craft

Need a fun and easy Father’s Day craft and writing activity? I drew up a a salt-n-pepper shaker recipe card and a fun printable apron craft that the kids can customize. This simple Father’s Day project covers all the important men in your students’ lives, so we’ve also included templates in this pack for uncles, [...]

Free Spring and Summer Math Game: Ladybug Roll, Count, and Color

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Counting skills are among the most important foundation math skills in early childhood classrooms.  Playing math games is a fun and easy way to master that crucial one-to-one correspondence! This free printable spring and summer math center game is perfect for the last few months of school in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. This ladybug [...]

Free Printable Summer Poem for Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade

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Need a simple printable summer poem for your primary grade classroom or homeschool? Poetry is a great way to reinforce fluency, sight words, and vivid imagery without overloading young readers with a ton of text!  Strive to memorize this poem to build on your students’ auditory skills.  We repeat our weekly poems at the end [...]

End of the School Year Writing Activity: If I Ruled the School

free end of the year activity

Need a fun end of the year writing activity that will have your students engaged and bursting with ideas?  I’ve used this writing prompt over the years with kids as young as 1st grade, and even with my junior high ELA students!  Every kid has a opinion or two to share about “How They Would [...]

Free Spring and Summer Math Center: Garden-themed Addition BUMP!

updated spring math bump math center for kindergarten and first grade

Keeping math skills going this time of year is critical, as most students (and their teachers!) are burning out.  Game-based math takes the “ill” out of skill and drill.  Enter one of the most popular math centers in my primary grade center’s rotation: BUMP! BUMP! is a fast-paced math center that is a perennial favorite [...]

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