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Summer Stuff #1 - The Birthday Committee

Truth:  I have a secret teacher fear that I will forget a child's birthday.

By the time you finally get your class list (Doesn't it feel like it takes forever?!) birthdays are the last thing on your mind!  You're scrambling to label popsicle sticks, job boards, folders, cubbies, coatroom hangers, mail boxes, desks, and basically anything else that will sit still.  #mustlabelallthethings
The birthday committee!  A super  simple strategy to put students in charge of birthday celebrations.  Get The BIrthday Committee started in your classroom and never fear forgetting a childs birthday again!
While you're fretting about fonts, creating curriculum calendars, and sweating bullets about Back to School Night bulletin boards, there's always one or two cuties with August birthdays that are just ready to sneak up and make you feel like an absolutely awful human!

No more worrying I say!  The birthday committee is here to save the day!

Getting your birthday box ready for the birthday committee is one super easy way to feel productive this summer!  You can get everything you need during a grocery trip to Target or from your couch on Amazon.
The birthday committee!  A super  simple strategy to put students in charge of birthday celebrations.  Get The BIrthday Committee started in your classroom and never fear forgetting a childs birthday again!

End of the Year fun with Wonka Week

Ideas for Wonka Week using golden ticket freebie - perfect for the end of the year!
A Golden Ticket Freebie PLUS Ideas for Wonka Week integrating Wonka and candy fun into instruction.  Great for any time you need to mix up your classroom management!
Wonka Week is my favorite go-to end of the school year activity, but it works equally well the week before Spring Break or any other time you're anticipating squirrely children and need something a little different to calm the masses.  

If you have extremely excited kiddos and need a little something new, try out Wonka Week using Golden Tickets for Classroom Management

Here’s what you need to do:
Buy: a bag or two of small wrapped candy bars (not the vacuum sealed kind – the wrapped in foil-lined paper kind), and 10-15 candy bars or other "big" prizes.  I get my candy bars here on Amazon and buy the large prizes at a Dollar Store.
A Golden Ticket Freebie PLUS Ideas for Wonka Week integrating Wonka and candy fun into instruction.  Great for any time you need to mix up your classroom management!
Print: the Wonka Tickets on yellow/gold paper.
A Golden Ticket Freebie PLUS Ideas for Wonka Week integrating Wonka and candy fun into instruction.  Great for any time you need to mix up your classroom management!

April Math Challenge Freebie-Chocolate Bunny Math

It's April!  Get ready for testing, Cadbury eggs, and maybe even Spring Break (lucky)!
Need some free Easter math printables? This April Math Challenge freebie includes 2 leveled chocolate bunny themed math challenges, answer keys, and lined pages for students to write about the strategies they used to solve the problem(s).
This April Math Challenge freebie includes 2 math challenges, answer keys, and lined pages for students to write about the strategies they used to solve the problem(s).  These are similar problems on two different levels, so hopefully all of your students can find one of the problems to be an appropriate "just right" challenge.  Just hop on over to my store to get the freebie.  I hope you enjoy!

Need more math challenges?  I'm currently working on monthly math challenge sets for every month of the school year!  My newest April Math Challenges & Brainteasers includes 25 math problems with spring and April holiday themes like: Easter, April Fools' Day, eggs, bunnies, candy, rain, baseball, lambs, and Spring Break.
25 April themed math challenges.  April themes include: bunnies, eggs, Easter, baseball, lambs, flowers, Spring Break, and April Fools'
If you want even MORE ALL of my math challenges are now available in a GROWING BUNDLE!  If you want EVERY math challenge & brainteaser I have made (or will make in the future) you can get them here.  When completed this bundle will be priced at $88 for all 17 Math Challenge & Brainteaser packs that will be included, but is now on sale for less than $60.
 Tons of math printables you can use for homework, fast finishers, math centers, morning work, or enrichment contracts! A growing bundle of math challenges for grades 2-4 includes math challenges for every month of the school year!
Hope you enjoy.







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Pi Day Easy Peasy Activity - Plus a March Math Freebie

Here's a quick Pi Day activity for 3.14.17 if you need something fun to introduce or celebrate the day.  All you need is yarn, scissors, and round things.  Every classroom has those right?!

First, have students choose a round object.
Next, students wrap the yarn around the circumference of the round object and cut the yarn to show one measurement around their object.
Now have students take this long piece of yarn and see how many times they can measure the diameter of their circle.  They will cut a piece of yarn for every diameter they measure.

Olivia Costume How To - Perfect for March is Reading Month

A How-To for putting together an Olivia the Pig costume from I Want to be a Super Teacher.  Perfect for Halloween or March is Reading Month!
I promised my husband if I bought this cute red dress I would wear it over and over again.  So, not only is Olivia the pig my favorite Halloween costume, it will now be my go-to March is Reading Month character costume too.  Want your own Olivia costume?  Here's all you need to do:

Step 1: The Dress
I don't sew, but I am an avid online shopper.  Pretty sure any red dress will do, but I saw this one on ModCloth and fell in love.  The dress is called Looking to Tomorrow.  Just click on the links or the picture below and it should come right up!  
A How-To for putting together an Olivia the Pig costume from I Want to be a Super Teacher.  Perfect for Halloween or March is Reading Month!