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To keep the kids happy in the car, a mystery bag to be given to them about each hour. They get a map with each city marked, and they have to follow the route and ask for the bag when we get to that city. Bags are filled with snacks and small toys and games.

Road Trip Activities for Kids, Cool idea of washable markers or dry erase markers on car windows

Surviving a Road Trip with Kids: Tip ~ Use suction cup shower baskets stuck to the car window to hold markers and crayons!

Cream cheese Parmesan asparagus:InstructionsPreheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll the puff pastry sheet out and layer generously with cream cheese Cut pastry into 10 strips.. Wrap

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17 Things Boys Need from their Moms~ such a great list.

Punch holes in the plastic instruction tabs that come with your plants and put on a binder ring.

I'm sorry friends....

What a great picture for the first day of school. Could put your class name in the middle of the heart and use to decorate your door. I love it!...Fun idea for a teacher gift, frame picture to give at end of year.

The Road Trip Pack List

Use Duct tape to help students find the right journal.

Meany's Mini Doughnuts Siesta Key Village - buy these tasty treats by the dozen!

Bang Bang Shrimp (Bonefish Grill) Here's The Recipe I Found To Make At Home!

LOVE this game idea for a classroom or small group lesson in listening, concentrating, and following directions! All that you need are sturdy paper plates something to draw with. Easily adaptable too.

Use Airheads to cut out letters for birthday cakes! One of the best life hacks.

Instagram door or bulletin board that can be filled throughout the school year! Kids could even choose photos to be on it. (somewhere in the middle room?)

For Smart Boards- Classroom Transition DJ has different songs to signal to students where they need to transition next. Kids will love the old tv theme songs they hear to tell them to line up or pack up their backpacks instead of you having to tell them over and over.

An easy way to keep track of student conferences! Just tape index cards to a file folder - boys on one side, girls on the other. You can easily flip through and write anecdotal notes and the date you met with your students. It is a great reference for report cards and parent meetings.

Just the Facts: Writing Your Own Research Report AWESOME book for teaching research writing. It is certainly more appropriate for upper elementary and middle school - but all together a wonderful resource with great pictures to use when first teaching research writing!

(Cheap!) DIY Paper Sorter from stacked IKEA Magazine files. Just tape together with packing tape.

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