Classroom Organization: Binder Clip Label (Free Printable)

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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 Center Labels

classrom Center Labels and station labels

Classroom labels are a must-have to create a print-rich environment and keep the classroom organized. These center labels are available in two different sizes: small and large. Use the small center labels in your pocket chart to organize your students into groups during center rotations. Display the large center labels above your centers. Here is a [...]

Classroom Organizing Idea: Teacher Toolbox for Supplies

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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 [...]

Free Printable Classroom Bin Sign: Turn in your work here!

file folder idea

Need a way to organize all those papers that your students complete? Grab a file folder bin and print out our cute “Turn in work here” sign. The marquee sign is big and bold, so your students can’t miss it!  Plus, teaching them to file and organize their own papers makes your life easier! I like to [...]

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

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 Hat: Zebra Style!

zebra hat

No animal has more of a distinctive coat than the zebra! Today’s craft is about recreating those fingerprint-like stripes into a mohawk zebra hat mask! Below are my guided instructions to create this easy zoo creature.  It’s prefect for pretend play. My kids enjoyed braying like zebras all afternoon! white cardboard or newspaper scissor black [...]

Zoo Literacy Center: Animal Anagrams

free printable animal anagrams

The zoo can be fun for all ages, including myself! As part of our zoo animal week, I created a zoo animal anagrams freebie for the word savvy kid. Simply download our free printable and begin to unscramble the words to reveal the zoo animals! Word plays are a great way to challenge higher thinking in a [...]

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 [...]

DIY Spiral Tie Dye for Kids

diy spiral tie dye

Summer just isn’t summer without tie dying! Todays step by step tutorial covers how to make a spiral tie dye pattern on a shirt! My son and our neighbor made these colorful shirts! It’s a very simple process just follow my guided steps below. Tulip One Step Tie Dye washed and dried white t-shirt  rubber [...]

Summer Reading Idea: Books on the Go Book Bin

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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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