Monday, March 1, 2021

2021 March Resources

Can you believe the madness of March is already here? It’s the season for  fun and fast craziness in the classroom with so many themes of teaching - Women's History Month, Dr. Seuss's birthday, Youth Art Month, St. Patrick's Day, National Nutrition Month and so much more! Teaching during this time of year can be busy, stressful,  and very exhausting so I have several  fun and engaging products that  can get you through this hectic teaching time!  Check out this month's resources for getting through March Madness! All resources can be found in my store!

Friday, February 26, 2021

Encourage Kindness

If you work in education you have probably heard something similar to: What is it with kids these days - they don’t know how to show respect. Somewhere along the path many of our school aged generation has lost touch with the notion of “respect your elders” let alone respect the person sitting next to you simply because they are a person.

 Our society needs to place importance on bringing respect and kindness back into the lives of our children. It starts at home, modeling kindness and respect in your relationships and expecting the same in return and of children should be a parent’s ambition. 

The same can happen within our schools, as teachers we must model respect for others at all levels, show kindness in our acts, and encourage this amongst our students. We should expect and demand the same of our society, and when it is out of our control to shield our children from the realities of the world - we must teach them right from wrong, talk about what different decisions could be made, and the impact the varied decisions could have on one another. 

Respect and kindness is not lost among our children, it only needs to be shown and encouraged more often than not to our children. 

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Sweet Books to Read

Valentine’s Day always reminds us to show appreciation and love to those most important to us. Reading to our children not only helps them learn but also helps foster connection, shows caring, and grows love. February books provide a variety of choices from the love of Valentine’s Day, the importance of celebrating past presidents and learning about Black History, to the fun of groundhog day, friendship day, and the deliciousness of national pizza day! These books appropriate for K-2nd readers will be loved by all ages. 

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Sweet Sales and Giveaways!

Valentine’s Day always inspires kindness and a love for giving to those we appreciate; Adding new and exciting lesson resources to purchase for the holiday seasons can seem like a real strain on teachers.  With this in mind, our group thought it fitting to sponsor sales and giveaways during the month of February to provide some lucky teacher(s) with a gift card to purchase resources for this holiday season AND some great sales! Good Luck!

 Every month we spoil one lucky teacher who gets to go on a Teachers pay Teachers shopping spree!  Will it be you this month? This giveaway starts Feb. 6 and ends Feb. 13.  Simply enter here:

@SchoolDaysGiveaways  on Instagram wants to help TWO lucky teachers caffeinate and educate by giving them gift cards to both TeachersPayTeachers and Starbucks!
It’s easy to win! Head on over to Instagram to @SchoolDaysGiveaways, and follow everyone we follow, like the official entry post, and comment with your favorite thing to drink while lesson planning. That’s it!

It’s time to move all those wish list items to your TpT cart! On the 9th and 10th of February, TPT is having a sale with up to 25% off everything! So if you need to restock for the reminder of the school year – here’s your chance! Remember to use the code: FEBSale21

We had such a blast sharing the things we love last year in honor of Valentine's Day, so we decided to do it again!  Some of my blogging buddies and I have gotten together to give away teaching supplies that we LOVE!  Check out all of our favorites so see below  to enter to win ALL of them! This giveaway starts on Feb. 14 in honor of Valentine’s day!

 I truly hope you all have a wonderful, safe, and healthy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 1, 2021

Sweet Resources

What does Harriet Tubman, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington have in common? These great people have made history by fighting to make the world a better place for all and are celebrated for their caring acts during the most loving month of the year: February. With Black History Month, President’s Day, and Valentine's Day all falling into one month there is no shortage of excellent, hands on resources to help our kids learn and grow. Let them out!  

All resources may be found in my store!

Friday, January 22, 2021

The Change in Giving

This year, more than ever, the gift of giving and service to others is so important. We are all faced with a plethora of typical stresses daily; however, now each stress is exacerbated by the uncertainty, fear, and anxiety over the coronavirus. Financial strain, social distancing, and lost loved ones will greatly impact family holiday traditions leaving unmet desires in its wake. Now is a time of need and a perfect time to teach the importance of giving and service. We must be creative and careful in our actions. 

Although we won’t be hugging a teacher, we can make them homemade stress balls. We won’t visit the nursing home to visit with elderly; but, we can decorate their windows with holiday cheer. We can say thank you more often to essential workers. We can even donate our old toys to families we know who have hit hard times helping with financial strain and the struggle to social distance while shopping deals. The method of teaching life lessons may change from time to time but the moral mustn't be lost.