Let's talk about our favorite Halloween Books! (Skip to 3:20 when we finally had sound 😂😂😂)
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Are you doing leprechaun traps this week?

The best way to get what you need for your classroom without paying out of your own pocket!

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Bored Teachers

Teachers want to be heard.

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In an effort to continue our conversation into meaningful action, I started a small fundraiser in support of Sandy Hook Promise.

If you’re unable to donate but want to help, I hope you’ll consider hosting a fundraiser of your own for this organization or a similar one. I’m happy to walk you through it!

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Let’s turn the conversation into action. Please join me in supporting Sandy Hook Promise. Every dollar raised he...lps to work towards supporting their gun violence prevention work in schools and in our communities.

If donating is not in your budget, please still consider posting a fundraiser link on your page for others to donate.

Sandy Hook Promise

Our hearts are broken;
Our spirit is not.

And it is with this knowledge
that we are able to move forward
with purpose…and strength…

This is a Promise
To support our own
our families, our neighbors, our teachers, our community
with dedication and love
as well as the material and financial needs they will require
in the days ahead.

This is a Promise
To truly honor the lives lost
by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation.

This is a Promise
To be open to all possibilities.
There is no agenda other than to make
our community and our nation a safer, better place.

This is a Promise
To have the conversations on ALL the issues
Conversations where listening is as important as speaking.
Conversations where even those with the most opposing views
can debate in good will.

This is a Promise
To turn the conversation into actions.
Things must change.
This is the time.

This is a Promise
We make to our precious children.
Because each child, every human life is filled with promise,
and though we continue to be filled with unbearable pain
we choose love, belief, and hope
instead of anger.

This is a Promise
To do everything in our power to be remembered
not as the town filled with grief and victims;
but as the place where
real change began.

Our hearts are broken;
Our spirit is not.

This is our promise.

Sandy Hook Promise
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$220 raised of $200Ended

Thank you, Mister Rogers!

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The Fred Rogers Company

On this day in 1968, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood aired nationally for the first time on PBS. Fred’s gentle message of kindness and empathy is still as relevant as it was 50 years ago. Thank you, Mister Rogers, for believing that all children deserve quality educational programming!

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Did you survive this crazy day? I need a 3 day nap.

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Rainbow storage containers are my love language. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 Especially when they’re 40% off (at Hobby Lobby).

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Proceed at your own risk.

The book fair! You know, where students go to buy annoying trinkets instead of books! 🤦‍♀️ Do you have this problem too?

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But now I can’t get the song out of my head! 😂

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Teaching With a Mountain View

I'd have to let 99% of my kids listen to this song for them to understand how fantastic it is, but YES! What a fun anchor chart. (via Monster Wrangler Mike)

Are you feeling the crazy yet!?

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The Teacher Next Door

Can you tell when it's a full moon?

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Digital: Divide & Conquer

Accessorize your look with kleenex on a keychain.

Well, this is interesting!

My husband’s and my division of labor changes monthly and sometimes even weekly, based on our ever-shifting work schedules. In general, though, he gets the kids up, dressed and out the door, …

That smell is just permanently in the faculty room microwave now.

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Digital: Divide & Conquer

Teacher horror stories.

Such a great idea!

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Teaching Ideas

Take a selfie to share your children's achievements! 📸🤳

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