Month: August 2013

Spice Up Your Book Reports

Book reports need not be boring! Let students’ creativity shine with these creative book reports from 2 Peas and a Dog. Each month, I assign my students a genre to read, but they get to self select the book they would like to read (based on their reading level). I

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Classroom libraries can always benefit from renovation. Read this informative blog post on how to renovate, and make over your classroom library on a budget from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

Classroom Library Makeover

I have had the same classroom library organization, bin labels and bins since at least my 3rd year of teaching. I was tired of the red and blue colour scheme.  The bins were dirty from years of classroom use, and last year during a lunch time accident chocolate milk got

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Free: Back to School Bingo Ice Breaker Game

Get students moving on the first day of a school with mingle bingo game! Instructions: Have students wander around the class and find classmates who fit the description in the box. Once they find the student who matches the description in the box, the student who matches must sign their

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Back to School Survival Tips

  First Day Survival Tip #1 Be Over-Prepared I am starting my 7th year of teaching this fall and the one thing I have learned is BE over prepared for the first day. Have extra sheets, icebreakers, desks etc You will need them. I have had 6 first days of school

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