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Organize Your Classroom: Getting Rid of Stuff Feels Good

What would it look like if you were to make your classroom a "minimalist classroom?" A classroom where you only kept the things you actually use, and you gave away the rest to someone else in need?

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Literacy Gifts

Jen, Sarah, and Ruth gave me some fantastic ideas about ways to make the launch of writer's notebooks and using the classroom library more exciting for children in September. I thought their ideas were brilliant and will be doing both this-coming school year. Classroom Library Semi-organize the books in the classroom library before the start… Continue reading Literacy Gifts


Book-Borrowing Cards, Paint Stirrers, Binders… NOTHING WORKS!

Cleaned-Up Classroom Library Originally uploaded by teachergal Yesterday morning V came to me and asked, "Can I stay up at lunch with you to fix the classroom library?" I paused. Was I really ready to give up my lunch time? "Yes," I responded. "That would be great." And it was... Four other students came up… Continue reading Book-Borrowing Cards, Paint Stirrers, Binders… NOTHING WORKS!