Top 3 Teaching Ideas to Use this Week {7-28}


Its that time again – I’m featuring my teaching ideas to use this week from last Tuesday’s linky party. I hope you find something fantastic that you’d like to make or teach this week, I know you’re going to love these creative teacher tips!

Teach Junkie: Teaching Idea Tuesday - Lesson Plans, Activities, Tips

These are just the top 3 teaching ideas that I had time to highlight, you’ll see many more on Teach Junkie and featured on our facebook page. So a huge thank you for those who took the time to link up their fabulous teaching ideas!


21 things worth purchasing from the dollar tree – So, ever wonder what’s worth passing on since it’ll break once you get home from the dollar store… and what to buy that’ll hold up in a classroom? Here is my list of 21 things that are worth purchasing for a primary classroom. Some items like using a timer for time outs may be obvious, but what about baby socks as dry erase markers erasers?

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Best Book Shoppin’ Buys for Daily Five – Ha ha! My caption for sharing this picture on our facebook page was “epic fail.” Now, I may not be using that term correctly or with it enough to know the epic fail boat has passed. But I love how you can find out what baskets and bins will pass the test when shopping for the best book bins to buy. This tests and tips will show you how the organize read aloud trade books and leveled books with some of the most regularly purchased {by teachers} classroom bins.


Are you wondering what was the most popular {or most clicked on} idea from the party was? Well… it was 21 things worth purchasing from the dollar tree.

Thanks ladies. Your ideas are wonderful! Feel free to grab the “I’m a Featured Teach Junkie” blog button as your ideas are definitely worth the shout out. {woot}

You can view all of the ideas linked up HERE. If you have a blog, be sure to check in on Tuesday when you can link up your favorite or most recent teaching tip like something you made, taught, a lesson or a fun tip. Also, don’t forget to check out the Teach Junkie Facebook page for even more creative ideas, free downloads and tips.

Leslie {aka the original Teach Junkie} loves learning new things to make teaching easier and more effective. She enjoys featuring creative classroom fun when she's not designing teacher shirts, making kindergarten lesson plans or planning her family's next trip to Disney World.