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The 'Back from Holiday Break' Struggles christmas classroom management holiday

The 'Back from Holiday Break' struggles are REAL - am I right?

To be honest I kinda dread it each year. Am I super excited to see those faces I've missed over break?  Yes.  Do I want to go back and have to re-teach procedures and expectations? No, not particularly.  

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Christmas Smells Preschool Activity christmas holiday

In need of a last-minute Christmas activity that packs a big educational punch?

Look no further, because I am sharing with you one of my favorite Literacy activities for the Holiday Season.

The Sweet Smell of Christmas by Patricia Scarry is a wonderful book that focuses on using the sense of...

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Tips for Keeping Holiday Stress Down holiday relationships teacher tips

DECEMBER is rough.  Granted, a relief comes with winter or holiday break.  But, boy oh boy, December sure wipes me out.

I guess it is all the things.  Shopping, cooking, lesson planning, making parent gifts, planning parties, baking....

I love and loath it all at the same...

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Get Ready for December! holiday lesson planning

December is a comin'! 

I love the Holidays, but man... the first part of December (before break) is stressful.

I start thinking of all the things I have to do....

√ parent gifts

√ themed centers

√ holiday parties

√ thematic units

Then, you also have your family and...

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Holiday Happy Notes for Kids holiday relationships

Fa la la la la..... We set up our tree- Yippee! Pumpkin spice has been replaced with Peppermint Mocha and my kids have been circling the whole...Target...toy....catalog (you feel me?). Helllooo Holidays!! I love when you arrive! But, to be honest- you also stress me out. The amount of things I...

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