Autumn Book Challenge: Read 100 Books by December 1st (Free Printable Book Log and Challenge Sign)

autumn book challenge- read 100 picture books by December 1st

My five year old son dreamed up this autumn book challenge, we’ve now put him on the payroll here at The Classroom Creative. He’s obsessed with the “ice bucket challege” videos for ALS, and he’s like, “Mom! A Book Challenge! A Fall Book Challenge!”  He wants ALL of your classes and homeschools to read 100 [...]

30+ Classroom Organization Ideas and Free Printables

classroom organization free printables

With back to school looming, teachers, homeschoolers, and parents are all looking for ideas to organize their classrooms and homes.  The more organized and systematic you are in your classrooms and homeschools, the more time you have for instruction! We’ve spent a great deal of time this summer and the past few years making free [...]

Library Return Book Bin Ideas and Sign (Free Printable)

library bin idea with free printable library sign

Got overdue library books?  Have we got a solution for you today! Classroom Teachers: You know students LOVE to return their library books early.  This bin and free printable sign gives you a system to manage the library books in your class.  Whether you run a check-out system with your own library books, or need [...]

Back to School BOOST Sale (August 20th only)

back to school boost sale TpT

Hey everyone! In case you haven’t seen around social media, it’s a major sale day tomorrow over at TpT!  Time to stock up for the school year and empty those wishlists.       Stop by and get ready for back to school… Here’s a few of our favorites: Classroom Library Labels Classroom Jobs Classroom [...]

Free Teacher Binder Printables: Organizing a Handwriting Curriculum

classroom and homeschool organizing idea-organizing a handwriting center with free printable teacher binder and spine covers

Organizing handwriting pages was a BIG hassle for me until I moved to a binder system.  The hot mess of “a before” amounted to random piles of papers.  It was UGLY, people.  It was messy.  No photos necessary. With a few supplies and a *free* printable cover and spine, I feel ready to tackle at [...]

Choosing Handwriting Curriculum: What I’ve Bought from TpT and Why

resources for handwriting practice

Handwriting, drawing, coloring, cutting, and all matters of fine motor have been a colossal struggle with both of my sons since preschool.  My youngest son went through the “Handwriting without Tears” program at his school, but honestly, there’s still been MANY tears.  You could fill a pool with those tears. Luckily, a few of the [...]

Muppets Most Wanted! and Wanted Poster Free Printable

wanted poster template free printable

This post is sponsored by Disney and Blueprint Social. All opinions and adoration of the Muppets are 100% ours. We here at The Classroom Creative adore the classics, and the Muppets were a huge part of our childhoods! Now, we are sharing that wholesome family goodness with our little ones. On August 12th, Muppets Most Wanted [...]

Christmas in July- 20% our TpT store through July 31st

santa sale

Hello! Just wanted to let you all know that Karen and I are throwing a sale on all 120+ resources in our TpT shop! That includes all of our emergent readers, word walls, organization resources, buntings, and more!   Stop by and get ready for back to school… Here’s a few of our favorites: Classroom [...]

Back to School Tip: DIY Classroom and Homeschool Storage

classroom storage secret-DIY, cute, and afforadable! I made 20 boxes for less than $20!

Whether you homeschool or have a classroom of 30, educators amass a lot of stuff! Our classrooms need to have systems to run smoothly! Without decent classroom storage, there is chaos.  Problem being, storage can get pricey.  So, armed with a few materials, you can customize your storage boxes to match your classrooms and homes [...]

Classroom Management Idea: Thursday Folder System and Free Printable

thursday folder system with free printable sign off sheet

The classroom management nightmare of paper begins in just a few weeks. There is a great chance, as a classroom teacher, you are indundated with papers from the office: box tops letters, fundraisers, letters from PTA/LSC, and other announcements.  On top of that, there’s all the returned graded work! The paper trail for new teachers [...]

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