Jelly Bean and Pearl

“Jelly Bean” and “Pearl” could be characters from a children’s book. They aren’t. They both have horns, steering wheels, tires, and, well—you get my drift. They’re car nicknames. “The Gray Goose” and “Big Blue” fall into this category as well. A few years back my friend, Becky, nicknamed her 2000 Dodge Caravan “The Swagga Wagon.”…

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Go Wild with Kindness!

Sometimes sunny weather can derail the positive behaviors your students have been practicing all year long. If you’re in need of a kindness recap, consider going wild! Several wild animals species are known to exhibit kind and compassionate behaviors. Scientists have witnessed displays of caring behavior in dolphins, elephants, chimpanzees, orangutans, chickens, and mice! Dolphins…

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Heart-Pumping Countdown

Star-gazing squats, terrestrial toe touches, and cosmic kicks are all part of this ten day brain-break countdown. Now don’t worry, you don’t need the colorful bulletin board. Simply draw ten stars on your board and number them from 10 to 1. You can also use this countdown as a lead up to any special event:…

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25 Reasons to Appreciate Teachers AND a First Friday Giveaway!

Who would like to win a $25 dollar gift card to the business of your choice? That’s what we’re giving away this month in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week. And to express our appreciation for every teacher, I’m also including a list of 25 reasons why teachers are extraordinary human beings! To enter for a…

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