Glenda Ruff
Glenda Ruff
Glenda Ruff

Glenda Ruff

I'm a Kansas mom who teaches fifth grade and loves DIY.

4th: Large scale crayon drawings on black paper: contour (making stencil), stencil, form (intro highlight/shadow)

sketchbook ideas- Techniques

Blind contour drawing is a fun way to see how accurately we can draw when we observe something very carefully, by looking at it and not looking away. - Using a paper plate is a great way to accomplish this.

FlapJack Educational Resources: ClassDoJo 100 Points Club - Are you using ClassDoJo? Here's an easy, inexpensive way to motivate your students with their little precious monsters.

Word Endings Foldable {Freebie}

Shrinky Dink plastic rings! Does anyone know how you would make them into the ring? This would be GREAT to use the the plastic that you can print pictures on from your computer. A panarama of your favorite place? Sign me up.

Neat shrinky dink craft.

rainbow sun catcher made from melting plastic cups...this would pretty up the cinder block classroom

Shrinky dink buttons. How did this never occur to me?

Shrinky dink book cover bracelet? Yes please! No tutorial with this one, but you should be able to run shrinky dink paper through the printer, cut, punch holes, bake and attach to a bracelet!

shrinky dink junk food bags 350F oven between two cookie racks to keep shape. only prob- we don't have any chip bags around here. Will have to dig some up somewhere, this looks like too much fun!

Resin Obsession blog: How to resin papers and make them into jewelry

10 Shrinky Dink Projects that will make you rethink Shrinky Dinks!

Minecraft pack really got the creative juices flowing!

Want a fun, low-prep equivalent fractions game to use in your math centers tomorrow? Read about how we've put an equivalent fractions twist on the classic "Spoons" game and get your FREE equivalent fractions cards to use at

Back to School Activity with M&M's and 7up on the First Day: Consequences, Writing, and Learning About Your Students

Multiplication Interactive Notebook. Simple foldables and lots of ways to differentiate. Perfect for teaching, practicing and assessing the foundations of multiplication.

FREE: cards to practice matching multiplication problems to pictorial models.

Multiplication wall chart

Unlocking the "Secret Code" of Multiplication Memorization - Light Bulbs and Laughter. FREE banners & bookmarks!

Support fluency with multiplication facts by giving students a strategy! We call it the "Secret Code". - Light Bulbs and Laughter

Did not know you could do this! Inject food coloring in lemons- serve with water or in dishes to fit color theme of event. - Too freaking cool!

Mini Corn Dog Muffins--These were a hit but it took me 3 times to get it right with my oven. I had to end up doing about 10 mins in the mini muffin pan with small amounts of corn bread mix.