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 [...]

Zoo Animal Scavenger Hunt

zoo animal scavenger hunts from theclassroomcreative.com

As teachers, we know that field trips as exhausting. I know all field trips with my students required a long afterschool nap when I returned home.  As homeschoolers and parents, it’s the same feeling! As fun as these outings are, something it’s nice to have a little structure to the chaos. Enter the scavenger hunt. [...]

Free Kindergarten Zoo Math Center: Count and Graph 1-5

free kindergarten math center-zoo animal count and graph copy

Kindergarten math centers need to incorporate the interests of kids for their learning to really have meaning.  In my home, my sons have been in an animal phase for the past two years.  Now that I am homeschooling, I incorporate their interests first.  This way, schoolwork is never a battle! This graphing and counting math [...]

Summer Reading Idea: Books on the Go Book Bin

encourage reading car book bin and free printable read and ride tag-grow a reader from theclassroomcreative.com

Over the course of the past year, my youngest son has developed a love of reading in the car.  Each time we leave the house, another book is added to his collection.  His roving book collection has grown to a point that a portable book bin became necessary.  I thought I’d share this summer reading [...]

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