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After Spring Break Activities for Middle School

After Spring Break Activities for Middle School

Spring break has always been my favorite break of the year! I know that the timing of spring break varies all over the country, but in North Carolina, our spring break always falls right around the start of spring. The excitement for the break sort of builds as the weather starts to warm up. Our […]

The Best After Winter Break Activities for Middle School

The Best After Winter Break Activities for Middle School

There is something exciting about the start of a new year. You’ve left the hustle and bustle of the holiday season behind you. Even if you’re not into New Year’s Resolutions, you’ve possibly spent some time reflecting on ways to be your best self in the new year. While many teachers may feel excited about […]

15 of the Best Gifts for Teachers

15 of the Best Gifts for Teachers

Whether you’re looking for the best teacher appreciation gifts or the best Christmas gifts for teachers, finding the perfect gift for your favorite teacher can feel tricky. Teaching is hard work, and finding the best gift for a teacher may seem overwhelming. Check out these awesome teacher gifts that are perfect for Christmas or just […]

Main Idea Activities for Middle School

Main Idea Activities for Middle School

Once students enter middle school, many ELA standards begin to repeat. While the focus may be the same, the depth is quite different. As students get older, they have to show growth in the skill by thinking about and explaining it in a more detailed way. One of these skills involves identifying main idea. Students […]

Teaching Theme Activities for Middle School

Teaching Theme Activities for Middle School Theme reading passages for middle school

Teaching middle schools presents new challenges every day. Some days consist of handling so many emotions and lots of drama. Other days consist of explaining the same topic in multiple ways to help students understand it. On top of all this, teachers manage challenging behaviors, tons of paperwork, and hours of grading. This is why […]