Archive | Planning and Organization

Teaching Ace has a New Look!

I am absolutely thrilled to show off Teaching Ace’s new look!  With the help of my super talented husband (who am I kidding?  with my husband in charge…) the site has been overhauled to make it more user friendly. I am especially excited about the “Search By Topic” feature.  You will find a drop down menu […]

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Removing Permanent Marker

This may be old news, but I think it is pretty helpful news.  Each year I like to have all of my students’ names labeled around the room before the year starts.  However, having some name changes, due to nicknames, is inevitable. So, here is what I do.  Anything that I put names on needs […]

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Pencil Boxes With A Plan

For seven years I have had my students work with shared tubs of pencils, crayons, markers, and more.  I have always believed that they need to learn to share, and this gives them an authentic time to practice things like saying, “Please pass the bucket.”  This is very true, and for years the system has […]

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The Scrap Box

I am starting to lie awake in bed with visions of my classroom dancing through my head.  I have been over the moon inspired by some recent reading, and I cannot stop imagining the changes and improvements I plan to make to the space.  You should absolutely visit Sally’s brilliant blog, Fairy Dust Teaching.  I […]

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