Tina's Teaching Treasures

May
3

Hey everyone! 

No one loves a sale more than teachers!! 

So, what better way to prepare for the sale than by sharing what is on our wishlists! 

Check out my 'must-haves' below! 

Building Better Math Responses by the amazing Jennifer Runde of Runde's Room 

   

Even thought it is designed for upper grades, I LOVE her ideas and I think this would be great for my strong kids to really 'bump it up!'

Another item I have my eye on, is the Graphing and Data Interpretation pack by the amazing Shelley Gray!  I use so many of her items in my class and they are perfect.  The students love them,…

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Apr
26

Teacher burnout is becoming more and more common.  With higher expectations, less support, and increased demands it is hard to find a balance between being an amazing teacher and an amazing wife/mother/friend/human-being. 

I am no expert on this, in fact my new year's resolution was to find more balance! But, I have found a few tips that have helped me work towards that balance this year. 

1. Tackle your least-favourite teacher-job on your prep.  For me, it is marking.  I try to mark everything I can at school either on a prep, at recess or before/after school.  Getting that job done at…

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Apr
12

Unfinished business bin! 

Welcome to round #3 of the Bright Ideas Blog Hop

In a busy, diverse classroom, it is inevitable that you will have super speedy kiddos who are done before you have even finished handing out the activities, and others that seem to nneeevvveeeerrr get caught up.  For those slow pokeys, I have my 'unfinished business bin'.  It sits right next to my 'hand-in bin' and is a classroom essential right from day one! When it is time to end an activity, students who are finished put their work in the 'hand-in bin', students who are unfinished pop it into the 'unfinished…

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Mar
28

Hey everyone! 

Warm weather has FINALLY approached and it is time for some SPRING CLEANING! 

I did a major purge of my classroom storage thanks to the amazing "Dennis the Menace Teaching" (who also happens to be my good friend and grade team partner).  Her organization skills are contagious and she helped me purge and store.  

Tips to Cleaning your closet: 

1. Enlist some help: Buy your teacher-bestie a coffee or provide snacks and ask for help.  It is easier for them to be 'non-partial' and it will be way more fun that way! 

2. PURGE!  Do you really need half a pack of cotton…

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Mar
3

Welcome back to the Bright Ideas Blog Hop! 

Today I want to pass along a Bright Idea that was originally from an amazing teacher I worked with, Kate.  Kate is THE expert on classroom management, her students adore her and her class runs like clock work.  I would often wander into her room and see amazing, simple and effective ideas that I couldn't wait to try.

 

These "Foldies" were one of her many Bright Ideas that have really simplified my day.  You simply take a large piece of construction paper, fold it and staple.  I put a piece of paper in to measure so that I know it will hold the…

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