Free: Back to School Bingo Ice Breaker Game

Get students moving on the first day of a school with mingle bingo game! Instructions: Have students wander around the class and find classmates who fit the description in the box. Once they find the student who matches the…

Back to School Survival Tips

  First Day Survival Tip #1 Be Over-Prepared I am starting my 7th year of teaching this fall and the one thing I have learned is BE over prepared for the first day. Have extra sheets, icebreakers, desks etc You…

Middle School Collaborative Freebies Pinterest Board

I am finding it hard to find good quality middle school related freebies. But, I can’t just sit around complaining can I? No way! Several blogger friends and I have created a board just for YOU. This Pinterest board features freebies…

Styrofoam Print Making Art Lesson

The most awesome thing about this art project is that it requires minimal supplies and can be modified to suit the primary grades up to high school art class.  Materials Needed: -1 dinner size Styrofoam plate per student -1 toothpick…

Student Engagement Through Choice Writing

  When I first starting teaching 6 years ago, the buzz word was “differentiation”. I attended several workshops on this topic and my favourite strategy to gets students writing was to create RAFT assignments.     RAFT stands for…

The Best Water Bottle for Teachers

As teachers we need to stay hydrated during the day to keep our voices good and our energy levels high. I have been struggling to replace my aging plastic water bottle with something that is BPA free and easy…