Celebrate Women's History Month with a Book Every Day of the Year

180 Books to Celebrate Women’s History | Women’s history shouldn’t be taught in March alone. Instead, help students celebrate the achievements of women all year long with this list of 180 children’s books. | everythingjustso.org


Whether you’re looking for mentor texts for guided reading, popular kids titles for close reading activities, or just the best kids books to celebrate school holidays, this list is for you. It includes several categories of celebrated women including artists, athletes, authors, creators, scientists, and more.

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Three Simple Ways to Improve Communication with Families

Three Simple Ways to Improve Communication with Families | One of the best ways to improve relationships with your students is to build strong connections with their families. With all there is to do, this can be difficult to do. Here are three simple ways to make it work. | everythingjustso.org #parentcommunication #classroommanagement #upperelementary

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Support Struggling Students with Powerful Mentor Meetings

Building personal connections is one of the most important components of being a successful teacher. When students know you care, they are more apt to listen to and learn from you. This is especially true for students who are struggling. Mentor Meetings is one classroom management strategy that really works. Partnering students with adults who care is a great way to encourage, build trust, and extend a student’s community. | everythingjustso.org

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How to Quickly Create a Successful Lunch Bunch

How to Use Lunch Bunch with Your Students | Lunch Bunch can be one of the easiest behavior management strategies that also builds a positive classroom community. Here are six tips to get one up and running tomorrow. | everythingjustso.org #classroommanagement #upperelementary #lunchbunch

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All Types of Books Perfect for Valentine's Day

All Types of Books Perfect for Valentine's Day |  Whether you’re looking for mentor texts for guided reading, popular kids titles for close reading activities, or just the best kids books to celebrate school holidays, this list is for you. Includes picture and chapter books, kids poetry books, and children’s read alouds. | everythingjustso.org #valentinesday #booklists #valentinesdaybooks #upperelementary

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Ten Powerful Children's Books that Teach Kids to Be Kind

Ten Children’s Books that Teach Kids to be Kind | When teaching character skills, it’s often helpful to start with a children’s book. To support my monthly thankful for kindness writing, I compiled a list of popular children’s books that are perfect mentor texts. These are the best children’s books I’ve found for kindness. | everythingjustso.org #childrensbooks #kindness #kindnessmatters #kindnessbooks #upperelementary

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One Simple Exercise for Teaching Students to be Thankful

One Simple Exercise for Teaching Students to be Thankful | November and the holiday of Thanksgiving provide the perfect opportunity for sneaking in lessons about thankfulness. This simple exercise will kickstart a process that you can repeat all year long. Post includes free printable | everythingjustso.org #kindness #kindnessmatters #kindnesswriting #upperelementary #charactereducation

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How to Improve Student Relationships Through Simple Writing

How to Improve Student Relationships Through Simple Writing | Communication, like in any relationship, is key to building a positive classroom community. Although we know it’s important, finding the time to talk authentically with students can be difficult. However, there are a few strategies that build relationships with students and make a big impact in classroom behavior. These three classroom management strategies (and free writing resources) are simple and are sure to improve behavior management in any classroom. | everythingjustso.org

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Classroom Organization Tips for an Easy End of the Year

Classroom Organization Tips for an Easy End of the Year | Closing up shop at the end of the school year can be time consuming and a bit overwhelming. However, following a few organization tips several weeks in advance can dramatically reduce and ease your workload. Here are six steps for classroom organization at the end of the year and a free printable tool to help keep you on track. | everythingjustso.org

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Why Choosing Substance is Always Better When Celebrating Holidays

It’s easy to choose cute over substance when celebrating school holidays. But our students deserve more. Here are three reasons why choosing substance over fluff is always better when celebrating holidays in the upper elementary classroom. Plus help finding teaching resources to bring both meaning and fun when planning holiday activities throughout the year. | everythingjustso.org

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10 Super Simple Resources to Encourage a Love of Poetry

10 Super Simple Resources to Encourage a Love of Poetry | April is National Poetry Month. Whether you’re looking for fresh ideas to use in the month of April or all through the year, these ten simple resources will help encourage a love of poetry in your upper elementary students. Use these popular children’s books, teaching resources, and other materials to broaden students understanding and appreciation of poetry. | everythingjustso.org

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My Simplest Way to Celebrate Read Across America Day

My Simplest Way to Celebrate Read Across America Day | On Read Across America Day, move the focus from Dr. Seuss Week to its intended purpose – encouraging students to celebrate reading. Rather than focusing on one author, it’s the perfect time to create a reading day for exploring diverse children’s literature from multiple writers. Here’s how I celebrated Read Across America in my upper elementary classroom in the simplest, but most effective way. | everythingjustso.org

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How to Improve Spelling Accuracy with Fluency

How to Improve Spelling Accuracy with Fluency | Learn how to deliver spelling help for students who struggle with high frequency words. A trusted Orton Gillingham practice, Spelling Fluency provides a multisensory approach through which students learn to spell the words they use most often in their reading and writing. If you’ve struggled with how to teach sight words, Spelling Fluency is for you. | everythingjustso.org

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The Best Way to Help Students Spell High Frequency Words

The Best Way to Help Students Spell High Frequency Words | An important part of a rules-based spelling program is the inclusion of an approach to teaching high frequency words. Oftentimes these words are rule breakers and require a bit more spelling help than words that follow predictable patterns. This Orton Gillingham technique is perfect for any student learning to spell sight words that appear most frequently in reading and writing. If you’re wondering how to improve spelling in your classroom, this approach is for you.  | everythingjustso.org

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The One Tool that Keeps my Business Organized

The One Tool that Keeps my Business Organized | Wondering how to get organized and keep your online business running smoothly? This one tool works to organize it all – blog post planning, resource ideas, sales and promotional data, tax information, and more. No need for multiple tools – get organized with this one business planner. | everythingjustso.org

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Top Six Reasons Why You Should Attend This Teacher Event

Top 6 Reasons Why You Should Attend this Teacher Event | Are you in need of some rest, relaxation, and a little appreciation? Then I have the event for you! Designed with teacher appreciation in mind, this weekend retreat is the perfect remedy to end of the year stress and overwhelm. Here are my top six reasons why this teacher event should not be missed! | everythingjustso.org

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One Simple Way to Boost Positivity During the Holidays

One Simple Way to Boost Positivity During the Holidays | The weeks surrounding the holidays can be hectic and busy to say the least. Schedule changes, special events, and classroom parties can make classroom management difficult. This free tool is the perfect resource for boosting positivity and is one of the easiest classroom management strategies I’ve used. It’s easy to implement and super effective in turning students’ attention to others during the holidays. | everythingjustso.org

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Free Resources that Will Organize Your December

Free Resources to Organize Your December | The weeks leading up to a holiday break can be hectic in the classroom. These organizing tips and free teaching resources will help you get organized and keep your classroom running smoothly during the month of December. | everythingjustso.org

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