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Inspiration for EDUCATION

Inspiration for EDUCATION

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Teacher Appreciation Gifts and Giveaways! Visit this page to learn how and when you can download one of Laura Candler's teaching products as a free teacher appreciation gift!

2nd Grade Summer Reading List - look on this post for more books that are fantasy, realistic, and adventure!

huge list of good early reader and awesome early chapter books for 5- and 6- year olds - pinning this for later!

paint with water: SO simple but so much fun. .. still one of my kids' all-time fave outside activities. . .

everyday name books --> a SUPER way to get kids writing and learning their names!

making nonfiction work for kids | | especially during the holiday time, making nonfiction work can be easy AND fun!

Have you read Unshakeable: 20 Ways to Enjoy Teaching Every Day.... No Matter What? A great motivational read that includes practical advice and classroom strategies

Poetry Matters by Ralph Fletcher is one of my favorite books for teaching poetry! You can read a short review on this page where you'll also find free poetry teaching resources. Enjoy!

10 free webinars from Laura Candler! How many have you watched? Topics include reading workshop, math problem solving, DonorsChoose, math stations, literature circles, and more!

Pay It Forward and Make Someone's Day! Free printable and ideas for making any day a "pay it forward" day. Pay It Forward Day is celebrated on April 30th this year.

Color in Learning: Use color to organize information in thinking maps. #ad Astrobrights by Neenah Paper

writing in color -pretend you can see words in color. What words are red, purple, green, . . . and why?

Best Activity Books for Traveling with Kids <-- I'm stocking up now for our summer trips!

Free! Just a Dream to Save Our Planet is a collection of easy-prep activities to explore environmental issues based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg. Great for Earth Day or any day!

Corkboard Connections Advice from Real Teachers Series: 15 Tips for Lining Up Your Class

Kleinspiration: [New Release] Award Winning Author, Maria Dismondy, Launches her NEW children's book (a must have)!

Download a free packet of teaching materials to go with Chris Van Allsberg's book, Just a Dream. Great for Earth Day or any day!

our easy, homemade art book: keep artwork organized in a super-simple but effective way

Motivate Students to Take Charge of Their Learning - Why it's important to encourage kids to take ownership of the learning process