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For all things classroom crafty! Includes ideas for easy holiday crafts, party ideas, cute decor projects, supply kit solutions, curriculum manipulative for hands-on learning, and so much more.

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Looking for an easy, cute photo prop for back to school pictures? This DIY photo frame is simple to make and can be transformed into a last day of school photo prop too! Want to know how? Check out this DIY tutorial!

My Favorite BTS Pinterest Idea! - Teaching With Heart

Looking for an easy, cute photo prop for back to school pictures? This DIY photo frame is simple to make and can be transformed into a last day of school photo prop too! Want to know how? Check out this DIY tutorial!

Need some new ideas for classroom decor and instructional materials in the classroom you can make yourself?    This 175 page digital book has you covered!  Includes 11 additional freebie files!  No need to enter in an email address for each one separately – just click and go!

25 Classroom DIY Projects Digital Book

Need some new ideas for classroom decor and instructional materials in the classroom you can make yourself? This 175 page digital book has you covered! Includes 11 additional freebie files! No need to enter in an email address for each one separately – just click and go!

Check out this super fun end of the year awards ceremony change from the routine: washi tape student awards! You can easily make them too - check it out! #endofyearideas #studentrecognition

DIY Washi Tape End of Year Classroom Awards!

Check out this super fun end of the year awards ceremony change from the routine: washi tape student awards! You can easily make them too - check it out! #endofyearideas #studentrecognition

Pretty Clipboards? | Organized Classroom

Do your old clipboards leave a little to be desired? I know mine did! I decided to do a complete “clipboard makeover” and spiff them up a bit.

The maracas are part of the percussion family of musical instruments. A percussion instrument is an instrument that makes sound by striking, shaking or scraping. Check out this post to make maracas from plastic eggs and learn to play Hot Cross Buns with your maracas!  #maracas #hotcrossbuns #plasticeggs #music #math #craft #homeschool #teacher #freebie #lessonplans #kindergarten #1stgrade #2ndgrade #3rdgrade #percussion #instruments

Hot Cross Buns - Music & Math for Young Learners

The maracas are part of the percussion family of musical instruments. A percussion instrument is an instrument that makes sound by striking, shaking or scraping. Check out this post to make maracas from plastic eggs and learn to play Hot Cross Buns with your maracas! #maracas #hotcrossbuns #plasticeggs #music #math #craft #homeschool #teacher #freebie #lessonplans #kindergarten #1stgrade #2ndgrade #3rdgrade #percussion #instruments

Come join the teacher fun!  FREE Virtual Classroom “Crafter”day takes place on Saturday from 12-3 pm ET!  We will have teacher classroom DIY projects, inspiration photo galleries, giveaways, and even a Party Grab Bag for everyone who attends!  Bring your own craft or do one with us!  Grab your friends and join us on the party page now!

Classroom Crafter-day!

Come join the teacher fun! FREE Virtual Classroom “Crafter”day takes place on Saturday from 12-3 pm ET! We will have teacher classroom DIY projects, inspiration photo galleries, giveaways, and even a Party Grab Bag for everyone who attends! Bring your own craft or do one with us! Grab your friends and join us on the party page now!

AD: Find yourself working from home these days? It's the perfect time to create a cozy home office and we have over 10 great Cricut craft ideas to help! #cricutcreated #cricutmade #sustainmycrafthabit

Over 10 Simple Cricut Crafts to Make for Your Home Office!

AD: Find yourself working from home these days? It's the perfect time to create a cozy home office and we have over 10 great Cricut craft ideas to help! #cricutcreated #cricutmade #sustainmycrafthabit

Today I wanted to give a little tribute to Casey Kasem, as I fondly remember him “counting down the hits” with me every Saturday morning in my bedroom with my little tape recorder next to the radio.  I loved Saturdays – oh yeah – still do – lol!  As I was thinking about counting down, I thought about how we all love fun countdowns.  Here is a cute way to display your countdown on your desk at home or in the classroom!

Counting on Cuteness

Today I wanted to give a little tribute to Casey Kasem, as I fondly remember him “counting down the hits” with me every Saturday morning in my bedroom with my little tape recorder next to the radio. I loved Saturdays – oh yeah – still do – lol! As I was thinking about counting down, I thought about how we all love fun countdowns. Here is a cute way to display your countdown on your desk at home or in the classroom!

Hey teaching friends!  How about a fun and easy way to display your classroom center signs?   And I bet you might even have all the supplies you need already on hand!  Score!

Binder Clip Centers Signs

Hey teaching friends! How about a fun and easy way to display your classroom center signs? And I bet you might even have all the supplies you need already on hand! Score!

I decided this morning I wanted to make a fun Star Student poster for a classroom.  So, I whipped out the Cricut Explore One and used the Design Studio to find some star-themed borders.  I cut them out easily and effortlessly.  Can you imagine cutting out those intricate borders by hand?  No thanks!   Using the extra scraps from the border in star shapes was an added bonus.  🙂

DIY Star Student Poster

I decided this morning I wanted to make a fun Star Student poster for a classroom. So, I whipped out the Cricut Explore One and used the Design Studio to find some star-themed borders. I cut them out easily and effortlessly. Can you imagine cutting out those intricate borders by hand? No thanks! Using the extra scraps from the border in star shapes was an added bonus. 🙂

Well, maybe not a pro.  But you get the idea.  lol!  Hey teaching friends!  I took my youngest to his first grade Open House the other night and I loved how inviting his new teacher’s room was from top to bottom.  It was fun and functional.  🙂  One thing I noticed was that she had some really cute chalkboard quotes around the room – and that my sloppy handwriting would have never been able to recreate them!   Or could I??????

Chalk Quotes Like a Pro

Well, maybe not a pro. But you get the idea. lol! Hey teaching friends! I took my youngest to his first grade Open House the other night and I loved how inviting his new teacher’s room was from top to bottom. It was fun and functional. 🙂 One thing I noticed was that she had some really cute chalkboard quotes around the room – and that my sloppy handwriting would have never been able to recreate them! Or could I??????

Hey teaching friends!  I don’t know about you, but I am a serious pocket chart junkie!  I have just about every size and color they make.  They have been used for behavior, daily schedules, calendars, vocabulary, centers, and more.  BUT – the one issue I have with pocket charts is that (at least in my town), you cannot find basic colors other than red or blue.  Period.

Make Your Own Table Top Pocket Chart

Hey teaching friends! I don’t know about you, but I am a serious pocket chart junkie! I have just about every size and color they make. They have been used for behavior, daily schedules, calendars, vocabulary, centers, and more. BUT – the one issue I have with pocket charts is that (at least in my town), you cannot find basic colors other than red or blue. Period.

Does a cluttered classroom make your head hurt?  Or do you just accept it as inevitable and go with the flow?  The classroom environment does play an important role in student learning, but with budgets that are small (or more likely nonexistent), it is tough to get rid of anything.

Concealing the Clutter

Does a cluttered classroom make your head hurt? Or do you just accept it as inevitable and go with the flow? The classroom environment does play an important role in student learning, but with budgets that are small (or more likely nonexistent), it is tough to get rid of anything.

It’s almost that time!  Many teachers are either already back in school or prepping for the new school year to begin!  I have found there is a love/hate relationship with bulletin boards:  either you love to be creative and put them together or you consider them a necessary evil.  Just the decision of what to use as a background can be enough to push you over the edge – lol!

Classroom Bulletin Board Backgrounds

It’s almost that time! Many teachers are either already back in school or prepping for the new school year to begin! I have found there is a love/hate relationship with bulletin boards: either you love to be creative and put them together or you consider them a necessary evil. Just the decision of what to use as a background can be enough to push you over the edge – lol!

Having a fun way to display learning objectives in the classroom makes them more attractive for students and more likely they will interact with them on a daily basis.  I was thinking about some of the different ways I have come across to display standards or learning objectives and thought I would share!  Maybe you will get some inspiration from the ideas in pictures below too!

8 Ways to Display Learning Objectives

Having a fun way to display learning objectives in the classroom makes them more attractive for students and more likely they will interact with them on a daily basis. I was thinking about some of the different ways I have come across to display standards or learning objectives and thought I would share! Maybe you will get some inspiration from the ideas in pictures below too!

Do you have desk drawers that are so scary, you can never find what you are looking for in the massive piles of supplies?  If everything in your desk drawer is loose and at first glance, you have push pins, pens, coins, gum, and paper clips all floating around aimlessly in the drawer, you need a quick and easy solution!  This DIY desk organizer idea is super easy to put together and will hold smaller items, desk decorations, or any other office supplies you don’t want rolling around.

Make a Custom Desk Organizer!

Do you have desk drawers that are so scary, you can never find what you are looking for in the massive piles of supplies? If everything in your desk drawer is loose and at first glance, you have push pins, pens, coins, gum, and paper clips all floating around aimlessly in the drawer, you need a quick and easy solution! This DIY desk organizer idea is super easy to put together and will hold smaller items, desk decorations, or any other office supplies you don’t want rolling around.