Halloween Scavenger Hunt: A Fun Halloween Literacy Center

halloween vocabulary scavenger hunt

Scavenger hunts are more than just a fun activity, they are a perfect activity to build vocabulary. This is our second year using this printable Halloween scavenger hunt, and it was one of the most fun Halloween literacy activities we completed last week.  For schools who can’t walk outside to search for decorations, you could [...]

Free Halloween Math Center for Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade

free halloween math center- frankenstein roll, count, and cover from theclassroomcreative.com

Halloween is a few weeks away, and that means all classrooms who celebrate Halloween are gearing up for their thematic Halloween math centers! We LOVE this Frankenstein roll and cover math center, so we thought we’d share some of the Halloween math fun from our Halloween Math Centers Pack.  This math center would be appropriate [...]

Candy Corn Monster Craft with Free Template

candy corn craft for kids autumn and halloween ideas for kids

Happy first day of autumn!  What iconic candy reminds you of autumn? Candy corn! Here’s a fun take on a candy corn craft: a candy corn monster!  Whether you need a craft for your entire class or one to get your kids ready for the season, this fall craft is simple and fun.   candy [...]

Homeschool Classroom Reveal: Kindergarten Calendar/Morning Meeting Area

morning meeting calendar area for kindergarten or first grade

Setting up homeschool is no easy feat, especially when you live in Chicago in a house as small as some New York City apartments.  I see some homeschooling families that have entire rooms dedicated to “school”. I have for years, joked that my house is a “dollhouse”. So, this is proof that you can learn [...]

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 [...]

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