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 [...]

Classroom Organization: Binder Clip Label (Free Printable)

free printable binder clip labels-classroom organization idea

As teachers and homeschoolers, we all know work can get busy as the school year marches forward.  I am a compulsive piler, so wrangling in “the piles” is a huge part of my classroom organization.  Especially, when I taught middle school in a departmental setting, I had over 100 students, so this system really helped! [...]

Classroom Organizing Idea: Teacher Toolbox for Supplies

classroom organizing idea-teacher toolbox

Classroom organization begins with strong systems.  Most of us are placed in classrooms with little to no resources to help! I know my first few years in the classroom were incredibly overwhelming. The first school I worked in had terrible storage, so I truly had to improvise making “something from nothing”.   I had a [...]

Back to School Idea: I Can Do It Jar (with free printable)

back to school idea- I Can Do It Jar- includes free printable label from theclassroomcreative.com

Toward the end of last school year, my son’s teacher had her class do a project that I just had to share here: the “I Can Do It” Jar. My son loved thinking of all the things he could do like feed his dog, write his name, and read a book. This activity makes perfect [...]

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