Category: Back to School

Teaching a split grade class is not an easy feat. Read this list of strategies for teachers to consider when teaching a split grade class.

Strategies For Teaching Split Grade Classes

Teaching a split grade class is not an easy feat. There are usually two different curriculums to cover, parental and student expectations, as well as always feeling like you are behind. During my teaching career,  I have taught grade 7/8 a few times. My first time teaching a split grade

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Middle school sub plans are a requirement in some districts. This article contains a list of teaching resources teachers can use from 2 Peas and a Dog.

Middle School Sub Plans

Middle school sub plans are a requirement in some districts. It is required that all teachers in my district have ready to go sub plans in their classrooms. Teachers usually have a binder or a magazine holder full of student information and emergency lesson plans.  Sub Binder What should you

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Free classroom decor ideas for middle school classrooms from 2 Peas and a Dog.

Free Classroom Decor

Accessing free classroom decor is important for all teachers. Money is tight at the end of the summer after not being paid for 2-3 months. Last week a teacher reached out to me and asked if I had any ideas for decorating a classroom this year since many of the

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Engaging and relevant digital back to school activities for middle school students from 2 Peas and a Dog.

Digital Back to School Activities for Middle School

It is officially back to school season. This year will look a little different than previous years given the different health regulations to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. I have compiled a list of digital back to school activities for middle school students in this article. The activities can

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Preparing students for middle school does not have to be challenging. Check out these 10 tips to make the transition from elementary to middle school less stressful from 2 Peas and a Dog.

Preparing Students for Middle School

Preparing students for middle school can be a challenge, but it does not have to be. Check out these middle school prep tips to help students with the transition from elementary school to middle school. These tips are for elementary teachers, middle school teachers and families. It takes a village

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It is important to keep in contact with parents through out the school year. Check out the amazing examples of parent-teacher communication ideas from 2 Peas and a Dog. #classroommanagement #parentcontact #newteachers

Parent-Teacher Communication: Keeping the Lines Open

Parent-teacher communication should not be overlooked. It is important to keep in contact with parents through out the school year. Check out the amazing examples below of parent-teacher communication ideas. I start the year with a “sunshine” phone call home to welcome the new family into my classroom and invite

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Save time and money with this classroom bulletin board teacher life hack from 2 Peas and a Dog. #newteachers #teacherlifehack #lifehack #classroomsetup #classroomorganization

Teacher Life Hack Classroom Uses for Wrapping Paper

Wondering about classroom uses for wrapping paper? Scroll down to read more. I love the teacher life hack series on this blog. This week Lisa from Chalkboard Superhero shares her great bulletin board tips. I’ve always loved using gift wrap on my bulletin boards, even as the borders! They always have such

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