iPad Giveaway!

My friends at the iTeach blogs and I are excited to announce a big back to school giveaway!  One lucky teacher will win an iPad Air 2, an owl case, a stylus pen, and a $15 iTunes gift card so you can get some apps.   Just click the picture to enter using the rafflecopter over…

Washi tape canisters

Have you been noticing colorful spools of tape on the end caps at your craft store?  And the name on it…Washi tape?  What in the world?!? I like to think of Washi tape as the more refined version of colorful/patterned duct tape.  I decided to “Washify” a set of plain glass canisters. These canisters would…

Classroom Decor

Decorating your classroom isn’t one of your most critical duties as a teacher but if I’m going to spend 40-60 hours a week in my classroom, I want it to be a colorful, attractive environment!  Here is what I’ve done with my classroom: I feel very lucky to have windows!  I know not everybody does.…

Tree Silhouette Art

Supplies: paperwatercolor paintblack tempera or acrylic paintthin paint brushes (better quality brushes if available)sponge pieces (optional) Practice: One problem with art projects is that kids can get easily discouraged if their product doesn’t turn out the way they thought it would.  A few years ago I discovered that having kids practice a few elements of…

Teacher Tip Thursday

I’m linking up today with The Teaching Tribune where teachers are offering up their best bit of teaching advice.  Here’s mine: I first heard this at a training a few years ago and it really made me stop and think.  Of course we have to offer corrections, redirection, and constructive criticism to our students.  But…