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How to Help Your Child Find His Study Groove: Setting Up a Distraction-Free Space

By Julieann Samayoa
on June 13, 2019
How to Help Your Child Find His Study Groove: Setting Up a Distraction-Free Space

Guest post by Susan Good from Retired Educator

Kids today have more to fascinate and entertain them than ever before. Gaming and virtual reality technologies provide youngsters (and adults) with endless hours of entertainment and indulgences in fantasy. Television has evolved into a device for streaming an endless array of channels and providing access to media in previously unimaginable ways. Kids communicate in real time through smartphones that are seldom far from their reach. But media in all its forms represent a tremendous distraction from the acquisition of mental disciplines that are central to a child’s education and overall development.

Parents are, to say the least, challenged to keep these distractions at bay when it comes to establishing good study habits. Discipline is important, but not as heavily in the traditional sense of compliance or punishment as might have been the case once upon a time. Today, kids need to be engaged and taught to understand that school and personal habits that will help them excel academically are resoundingly in their long-term interest. Consistency, comfort, and cooperation are the keys.

Turning the World Off

Creating a distraction-free learning space is about more than making sure children are concentrating on studying for tomorrow’s math test or working on next week’s science project. It’s part of an investment in their future. Getting good grades, getting into a good college, and performing well from year to year are a function of focused and disciplined study. You can’t impart these values if your kids are doing schoolwork while watching SpongeBob Squarepants or instant messaging with friends about the events of the school day and what they plan to wear to school tomorrow.

 

Establish set hours for homework and study every night. During that time, all handheld devices, gaming consoles, and television remotes should be turned off and put away until all work has been done. If internet access is necessary for homework, make sure instant messaging is turned off on the computer and that other distracting sites are inaccessible. Make it clear that if all work is completed and done thoroughly, they may have access to media until bedtime.

Set Up A Quiet Place for Study

A productive studying and reading area should have ample space for all books, pencils, pens, calculators and other academic tools that may be necessary. It should also face away from distractions like televisions and doorways so that comings and goings to, from and within the home don’t disrupt concentration. If possible, each child should have their own individual space that is set up to help them maximize the time. Try to avoid wasting time looking for study aids and tools that should be kept within easy reach at all times. Part of developing good study habits is learning to make the most of each study session.

Setting up a distraction-free study space at home

Positioned for Success

Ergonomic experts will tell you that where and in what position one studies has a lot to do with how much information is retained and how successful the outcome will be. Kids have a tendency to become bored after a while and switch to different locations and positions. For instance, a half hour sitting upright at a desk can quickly turn into an hour lying on the couch or sitting cross-legged on the floor, both of which are not optimal study positions. The natural tendency when lying down is to relax and get sleepy rather than actively cover material and take notes, which are essential study habits. Bean bag chairs are a great option because kids think they’re fun, and they come in a variety of sizes and shapes that make them easy to work into a variety of spaces.

Establishing a comfortable, efficient, and productive learning space is key to your child’s academic performance. It’s also essential for teaching study habits that will remain with them for life. Collaborate with your child on finding a spot that’s free of distractions and comfortable for them. 

Time to Celebrate Teachers With a Teacher Appreciation Giveaway

By Julieann Samayoa
on May 06, 2019
Time to Celebrate Teachers With a Teacher Appreciation Giveaway

Hooray for Teacher Appreciation Day! To show you how much we appreciate teachers like you, we are having a SPECIAL GIVEAWAY.  

Teachers Pay Teachers is having their Teacher Appreciation Sale on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 7th and 8th. Fill up your shopping carts with some of our favorite science and social studies bundles and you can SAVE BIG! Don't forget to use code: GIFT4YOU when you check out to save 25% on everything in my store. Scroll below to go to the giveaway.

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STARS: A Student Recognition and Reward System That Really Works!

By Julieann Samayoa
on April 22, 2019
STARS: A Student Recognition and Reward System That Really Works!

One of the most important decisions you will make when setting up your classroom is what type of recognition and reward system you will use. Over the last 15 years, I have tried many different types of reward systems. But the one that I have had incredible success with is called STARS. STARS is a student recognition and reward system. It's easy to implement and cost very little to start. 

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6 Steps To Creating An Awesome Autism-Friendly Child's Bedroom

By Julieann Samayoa
on March 22, 2019
6 Steps To Creating An Awesome Autism-Friendly Child's Bedroom

As most parents of autistic children know, making a child on the spectrum comfortable will often involve some tweaks and modifications. People on the autism spectrum often receive too much or too little stimulation from the world around them, so their environment should be designed to provide the most pleasant sensory experience. Check out these 6 simple steps to creating an awesome autism-friendly child's bedroom.

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5 Awesome Ideas to Make Your Own Easter Treat Bags

By Julieann Samayoa
on March 11, 2019
5 Awesome Ideas to Make Your Own Easter Treat Bags

Easter is a great holiday to get creative with kids! Whether it's coloring eggs, hunting for chocolate bunnies, or making goodie bags filled with treats that kids will love.

This year, I wanted to give my students a special treat the day before they left for spring break. The first step was creating some colorful TREAT BAG TAGS for the treat bags. I purchased some 4 x 6 clear plastic bags from Amazon and headed to Target, Trader Joes, and Michaels in search of goodies to fill the bags. I had so many ideas but take a peek below to see what I finally decided on.

1. Chocolate Mini-Mix

Easter Treat Bag Tags

The first chocolatey mix is made up Hershey's kisses, York Peppermint Patties, Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups and Rolo caramels. 

Easter Treat Bags

2. Bunny Hop Mix

Easter Treat Bags Ideas

Have you seen Annie's Organix Bunny Grahams? I found these adorable bunny crackers at Trader Joes. They come in all different flavors including chocolate, honey grahams, chocolate chip, cheddar cheese, birthday cake, lemon, and a variety pack. I added mini-marshmallows to the bags for a cottontail treat.

3. Chex Trail Mix Treat

Chex Trail Mix Treat Bags

Keeping it simple is the name of the game. For this bag, simply combine Chex Mix, Cheez-Its, Raisins, M&M's (I used pastel colors), and mini-marshmallows. Mix all together and scoop some crunchy goodness into the bags. It's that simple.

Chex Mix Treat Bags

4. Gummy Worms Galore

 Gummy Worms Treat Bags

Gummy Worms Treat Bags

Kids love anything gummy. I couldn't resist these colorful gummy worms for an extra special treat.

5. All the Colors of the Rainbow 

 Easter Treat Bags Ideas

I bought a box of Skittles at Target for $1. They also have Skittles Jellybeans during the Easter season that comes in many different flavors and would be a really sweet treat too!

To Assemble Treat Bags:

  1. Grab Easter Treat Bag Tags HERE!
  2. Print tags on heavyweight paper such as Premium Brochure Paper or cardstock
  3. Carefully cut out tags
  4. Fold tags in half
  5. Place goodies in self-adhesive 4 x 6 clear plastic bags (Amazon and Michaels have them)
  6. Seal bags closed
  7. Slip tags over the top of the bags
  8. Staple to hold in place

Other Easter-Themed Treats Ideas:

  • Marshmallow Peeps
  • Jellybeans
  • Chocolate Easter Eggs
  • Robin's Eggs
  • Chocolate bunnies

Other Non-Food Treat Ideas:

  • Giant Sidewalk Chalk
  • Bubbles
  • Flower Pouches with seeds, soil, and plant marker
  • Legos

In the end, no matter what you decide to put in the treat bags, kids will love them!

Easter Treat Bag Ideas

Easter Treat Bag Tags

Happy Easter!

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Easy Easter Bunny Craft Project for Kids

By Julieann Samayoa
on March 07, 2019
Easy Easter Bunny Craft Project for Kids

How did a rabbit become a symbol of Easter? A long time ago, the Easter hare (Oschter Haws) started as a folktale. As the story goes, the Easter hare would lay colorful eggs in nests for children on Easter Sunday. This tradition dates back to the 1600s in Germany. Rabbits are small mammals with whiskers, long ears, and fluffy, white tails. Some species have ears that can grow to be up to 26 inches long, from tip to tip, giving them excellent hearing. Students will love this activity pack all about rabbits and making an adorable Easter Bunny craft project.

 

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Ladybugs are Amazing Little Critters That Help Our Planet

By Julieann Samayoa
on March 01, 2019
Ladybugs are Amazing Little Critters That Help Our Planet

The world is full of insects. In fact, scientists estimate that there might be as many as ten million different species of insects! It's important for children to understand that insects can be useful for the environment and that we shouldn’t be afraid of them. In this post, I'll share some activities, resources, and books for kids to learn more about these amazing little critters.  

Lucky Little Ladybugs

Did you know that if a ladybug lands on you, it’s a sign of good luck? A ladybug is easy to identify. If you see a tiny red bug with black spots flying by, it is probably a ladybug. Students will love this ladybug unit and adorable craft project.

Q: Why did the bug cross the road?

A: Cause he wanted to see the "Ladybugs" 

Ladybug activities for kids

Reading:

Start by reading the passages all about ladybugs and their life cycle and answering the comprehension questions on the tri-fold booklet. Students could work with a partner or you can use it as a learning station activity. An answer key is included.

Ladybug Crafts for Kids

Ladybug Crafts for Kids

Ladybug craft for kids

Ladybug crafts for kids

Ladybug Craft:

Students will love making this cute ladybug craft and assembling the 8-page flip-up booklet. Print the ladybug templates on red, orange, or yellow paper as shown in the pack. I used this starter cardstock kit from Amazon.

Ladybug crafts to do with kids

Cut out each of the ladybug's body parts and flip-up pages.

Ladybug crafts for kids

The flip booklet pages attach to the inside of the ladybug's mouth.

Ladybug Crafts for Kids

These lucky ladybugs make an extra cute bulletin board display too!

Ladybug crafts for kids

The ladybug's head can be either red or black. For a black head, simply trace around the circle using a white colored pencil or chalk. 

Ladybug Activities for Kids

Vocabulary:

Vocabulary posters with real-life photos are included to help students visualize and connect to the information. I recommend printing the vocabulary posters on premium brochure and poster paper to make them come to life!

Ladybugs unit for kids

Ladybug craft for kids to make

These colorful posters make an attractive bulletin board in a snap! Vocabulary activities are included to reinforce learning.

Ladybug craft for kids

This activity pack includes all you need to teach students about ladybugs and create this creative craft project. You can find this fun unit by CLICKING HERE!

Ladybug crafts for kids

Recommended Books to Accompany This Unit:

Are You A Ladybug? by Judy Allen

Beginning with its title question, "Are you a ladybug?", this accessible book is perfect for reading aloud and tells young readers how they would experience life if they were a ladybug.

It's a Good Thing There Are Ladybugs by Joanne Mattern

This book opens with a short list of "good things" that each animal contributes to the ecosystem opens these books. Bats, for example, eat insects and spread pollen and seeds. The content then shifts to more general information about physical features, life cycles, and habitats. Full-page photos of mostly high quality match the simple text effectively, aided by useful labels. Interesting details are judiciously woven into the broader overviews, some within the main text and others through "fun facts" insets.

Ladybugs by Gail Gibbons

Ladybugs are a type of beetle. They live on six of the seven continents. There are believed to be about 5,000 different kinds of ladybugs around the world. Here are descriptions of their physical characteristics, their four states of development from egg to adult, and how they live. Ladybugs eat insects that damage plants and are an important part of our environment. 

Take a Sneak Peek at Our Animal Classification Unit

By Julieann Samayoa
on February 25, 2019
Take a Sneak Peek at Our Animal Classification Unit

Most children are fascinated with animals and we can build on that interest in the classroom.

Introduce the Unit

I like to start our animal classification unit by asking the class, what do all living things have in common? Remind students that people are animals too. As a class, we brainstorm a list.

All living creatures eat, move, breathe, grow, and have babies. For scientists to learn more about animals, they put them into different groups with similar characteristics. This is called classification. 

The first passage in our unit introduces students to how scientist go about classifying animals and gives a brief introduction of each of the five groups.

Animal Classification Unit for Kids

Vertebrates and Invertebrates

After the introduction to classification, we move on to talk about the vertebrates and invertebrates. To demonstrate how our backbone helps us move, I have the students do the following movements:

  • stand up
  • touch their toes
  • do a jumping jack
  • pat themselves on the back 
  • feel the bones on the back of the neck
This activity demonstrates how our backbone gives us and all vertebrates the ability to move.

Vertebrates and Invertebrates Activities for Kids

Vertebrates and Invertebrates Activities for Kids

Pocket Sort

After reading the passage and answering the comprehension questions, we go on to do our pocket sort. This is a fun activity to reinforce their learning. Print the pockets on different colored paper.

Vertebrates and Invertebrates Activities for Kids

Vertebrates and invertebrates activities for kids

Have students cut out the pockets and carefully paste the pockets (around the outside edges) into their notebook. Next, they can cut out the animal cards and sort them by whether they are vertebrates or invertebrates. Place the cards inside the correct pocket. 

Then we dive deeper into each of the five animal groups. Each passage includes information about each group as well as examples.

The Five Big Groups

The following animal groups are highlighted in this unit:

⭐Mammals

⭐Birds

⭐Fish

⭐Reptiles

⭐Amphibians

For each of the five animal groups, there are reading passages, comprehension questions, and a tri-fold booklet. Students read the passage, answer the comprehension questions, and then complete the tri-fold booklet. 

Mammals

Mammals activities for kids

mammals activities for kids

Animals activities for kids

I like to set up five learning stations, one for each animal group. Then students can rotate through each station. 

Birds

Animals activities for kids

Reading passages come in both color and black and white. You might want one copy in color to use at the learning station and then print off copies in black and white for the students to use. 

Animals activities for kids

Reptiles

Animals activities for kids

Animals activities for kids

Fish

Animals activities for kids

Animals activities for kids

Amphibians

Animals activities for kids

Animals activities for kids

Tri-fold Booklets

One of the student activities in this pack is the tri-fold booklets. These are double-sided booklets that after they are completed, look like a brochure. 

To complete the tri-fold booklets:

  1. Copy booklet pages back to back. 
  2. Have students answer the questions on both sides.
  3. Cut along the black lines.
  4. Color the front cover.
  5. Fold the flaps on the dotted line so that it looks like a brochure

Animal activities for students

Animal groups for kids

Animal Characteristics Posters

Animal characteristics posters with real-life photos of animals are included for each of the five groups. These posters make a colorful and attractive bulletin board display in a snap!

Animal activities for kids

Animals activities for kids

Flip Books

There are several hands-on activities included in this unit to reinforce learning. For example, there is a 6-page flip book for the five groups. Students can work on one page each day and complete it in about a week. Flipbooks fit neatly into notebooks or can be designed as a stand-alone booklet.

Animals activities for kids

Animals activities for kids

Flip Fact Flaps

This is a fun and easy activity for students to complete as homework or for early finishers. Have students cut out the facts cards and paste them in a notebook. Next, they match up the flaps with the name of the correct animal group for each fact card. I like to print them on different colored papers and then students can pick a variety of colors for the different groups.

Animal activities for the classroom

Animal activities for kids

Animal Card Sort Game

There are three different ways to play this fun sorting game. 

Classification Sort

  • Print the animal classification cards #1-3 and name tags of each group on the next pages that follow. You won’t need the invertebrate cards for this activity. Cut into 24 cards and mix them together. (Laminate cards if desired.)
  • This activity works well for centers, small groups, or partners.
  • Ask students to group animal cards based on one property. For example, they make a group of animals based on the property of body covering. They might have animals that have fur and ones that have feathers. This will illustrate the concept of classification.
  • Have students report to the class about how they have grouped their cards.
  • Next, have students organize their cards in a different way and report back to the class. This will show them that there are many ways to group or classify, animals.

Vertebrates Sort

  • Print the animal classification cards #1-3 and name tags of each group of vertebrates: mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. You won’t need the invertebrate cards for this activity. Cut into 24 cards and mix them together.
  • Students pick one card at a time and sort them into the five groups of vertebrates: mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians.
  • Check their cards to make sure they are in the correct groups.

 Vertebrate or Invertebrate?

  • Print animal classification cards #1-5 and name tags for only vertebrates and invertebrates. You won’t need the other tags. Cut into 40 cards and mix them together. Cards #4 and #5 are all invertebrates.
  • If this is too many cards for students to sort pick one sheet (8 cards) for each group.
  • Have students sort the cards into two groups: vertebrates and invertebrates.
  • Students will have to determine if the animals have a backbone or not. *Hints: have students look for animals have a soft body such as a jellyfish or octopus and animals that have an exoskeleton like insects.

Vocabulary Posters and Activities

This unit also includes vocabulary posters with real-life photos. There are flip flaps that are perfect for interactive notebooks and a spotlight on vocabulary activity to complete.  

A quiz and answer keys are also included. Just print and teach!

Students will love learning all about animals with this fun and engaging resource. This unit includes reading passages, comprehension questions, tri-fold booklets, vocabulary posters, and activities for each of the five animal groups.

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animal classification for kids

5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Groundhog Day

By Julieann Samayoa
on January 29, 2019
5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is a yearly tradition held on February 2nd where a special groundhog, named Punxsutawney Phil, predicts how long winter will last. According to the legend, if the groundhog sees its shadow, winter will continue for six more weeks. But if the groundhog comes out of his burrow, and does not see its shadow, then we will have an early spring. Although the groundhog is only right about 40% of the time, your students will love making their own predictions and this fun craft project.

Groundhogs are such curious creatures that students will love learning about. Chances are that they have seen one at some point in their own backyard. 

Here are 5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Groundhog Day:

1. Make Their Own Predictions

Take the kiddos outside to see if they can see their own shadow. Use this FREEBIE to record their own predictions about Spring. 

This groundhog prediction activity is sure to be a big hit with young kids. 

What's inside this freebie pack:

  • Where do groundhogs live?
  • What is your prediction?
  • What happened today?

2. Watch Punxsutawney Phil on TV

For 2019, the groundhog is set to come out at 7:25 am on February 2. Fans can wait for his arrival starting at 6:00 a.m., thanks to a live stream provided by Visit Pennsylvania. The live stream has been a tradition for the past several years, allowing more people than ever to watch this famous groundhog.

3. Make a Groundhog Craft

Follow the steps below to make your own groovy groundhog.

1. Gather supplies: glue, scissors, crayons, or colored pencils. For the groundhog, you will need brown card stock or construction paper to make the head, paws, and ears. Use white paper for the eyes and teeth. You will also need a small piece of black construction paper for the whiskers. You can purchase the Groundhog Craft Project HERE.

Groundhog Day Craft Project and Activities for Kids

2. Cut out a large circle from brown card stock or construction paper and fold in half. This will become the groundhog’s mouth. 

Groundhog Day Activities for Kids

3. Cut out the eyes, ears, paws, teeth, and nose and glue them on the front to make the groundhog’s face. Cut out 6 thin strips from black paper to make the whiskers. Glue onto the groundhog’s cheeks.

Groundhog Day Activities for Kids

Groundhog Day Activities for Kids

4. Learn All About Those Groovy Groundhogs

In our Groundhog Day Craft Project Pack you will also find reading passages to learn all about these curious critters. 

4. Read the passage and answer the questions on the organizer. Check their answers.

Groundhog Day Activities for Kids

5. Students can use the passage to answer the questions on each page of the flip up booklet.

Groundhog Day Activities for Kids

6. Check their answers. Then cut out each page of the flip booklet. Put them in the correct numerical order.

Groundhog Day Activities for Kids

7. Staple the pages of the booklet at the top to attach it to the the inside of the groundhog’s mouth.

Groundhog Day Activities for Kids

Groundhog Day Activities for Kids

Students will love making these adorable groundhogs and assembling the 8-page flip-up booklet. The flip booklet pages are attached to the inside the groundhog's mouth. These groovy groundhogs make an extra sweet bulletin board display too! Celebrate this special holiday with a creative groundhog craft project!

5. Read a Favorite Groundhog Day Book

Celebrate Groundhog Day with this fun and quick activity! Students will love this adorable Groundhog Day craft project. Start by reading a book about this special holiday. See our favorites below. 

Groundhog's Day Off By Robb Pearlman

This is one of my favorite books for Groundhog Day! Every year, people ask Groundhog the same, boring old question. Is spring around the corner? Or are we doomed to more winter? Sure, they care about his shadow, but what about him and his interests? He's had enough! Groundhog packs his bags and sets out for a much-needed vacation. Now the town is holding auditions to find someone to fill his spot. None of the animals seem right for the job, though. Not Elephant, not Ostrich, and most certainly not Puppy. No one has Groundhog's flair for the dramatic, but is it too late to woo him back into the spotlight?

Groundhog's Dilemma by Kristen Remenar

Student's love this adorable book! After Groundhog announces six more weeks of winter, half his animal friends are disappointed, while the other half are excited. Each animal asks Groundhog to make his prediction in their favor the following year. Rather than being truthful about the fact that he just "calls it like he sees it," he leads them to believe he can control the weather, accepting their gifts of food and favor. On the next Groundhog Day, he finally admits he made promises he couldn't keep because he was trying to please everyone and makes amends.

Groundhog Day! by Gail Gibbons

This is a great book to explain how Groundhog Day started so many years ago. Every February 2, people all across America wonder about the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil. Will he see his shadow on that day or won't he? Will spring come early or late? Here is information about Groundhog Day and its origins, as well as facts about the animal at the center of this delightful annual event.

Groundhog Weather School by Joan Holub

Ever wonder where Groundhog Day first began? Want to know the reason why we have different weather seasons? Curious about how some plants and animals can help predict the weather? Learn the answers to these questions and many more at Groundhog Weather School! This clever story—starring a cast of lovable groundhog characters—is a fresh, informative, and fun look at Groundhog Day through the eyes of the animals who are the stars of it each year.

You can also download one of our activity packs that come complete with passages all about groundhogs, comprehension questions, and hands-on activities. 

Happy Groundhog Day!

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Communication Made Easy With ClassTag

By Julieann Samayoa
on January 28, 2019
Communication Made Easy With ClassTag

As a teacher, I welcome any tools that makes my job easier! I was so thankful when I found ClassTag. It provides a gateway to make daily communication with parents easy-peasy. After using it for a few months, I don't know what I'd do without it!

Communication Made Easy with ClassTag for Teachers

Let's take a closer look at 5 ways to use ClassTag in the classroom.

1. Parent Teacher Conferences:

Meeting with parents is an important part of being a teacher. In the past, I would make copies of sign up sheets with days and times and send it home with the kiddos. Then after the sign up sheets come back,  the difficult job of coordinating everyone schedules begins. Talk about stressful! Not anymore!

With ClassTag, the sign up is all online so I can create time slots for conferences, add any details, and direct the parents where to sign up. This saves me soooo much time and is much easier! They simply sign up and the scheduling is all done! 

2. Classroom Photos

With ClassTag I can quickly upload photos of our day. Parents love this feature! They can see what we are currently working on in class, projects, homework, and presentations. Sometimes, when I'm teaching a difficult concept, I might snap a picture of a diagram from the interactive white board for parents to review with their child that evening. This has become a way for parents to feel more involved at school and quickly review and reinforce difficult concepts. 

3. Class Volunteers

Parent volunteers are so welcomed (and needed) in the classroom. We use volunteers for guided reading groups, special events, and classroom parties. This feature on ClassTag is a real timesaver! You can very quickly request a certain number of volunteers for any activity, event, or even a field trip. Parents can respond instantly and before you know it, you have everyone needed for that special event!

4. Field Trips

You can access ClassTag instantly and from anywhere. Imagine you're on a field trip and you're going to be ten minutes coming back to school. What do you do? With ClassTag, you can quickly send a note to every single parent for your class to let them know. Maybe you only need to contact one parent and not the whole class, you can do that too! This is seriously one of the best things about ClassTag. Parents feel safer knowing that you can contact them right away, if needed.

5. Classroom News

When I first started teaching, I used to spend hours each week typing a newsletter for parents. I would email them to let know what we were working on in class, upcoming important dates, classroom supplies needed, and any funny stories. This took a lot of time. And I wasn't sure if parents were even reading my emails. Now, I can do all of those tasks and more in just a few minutes each day. You get notified who's read your messages. So far, parents have been amazing at responding to messages and asking questions. It's quick, easy, and best of all...simple. 

Communication Made Easy With ClassTag for Teachers

After only using ClassTag for a few months, I don't know what I would do without it! It has become one of the most effective communication tools for my classroom. I highly recommend giving it try. It's FREE for everyone!

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