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How to Teach Perseverance

How to Teach Perseverance

Some people call it GRIT; some call it a growth mindset. No matter what you call it, our students need to learn perseverance. Perseverance is that ability to keep going when things are tough. Even if students don’t achieve or master something right away, they can keep...

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How to Add Audio to Google Slides

How to Add Audio to Google Slides

Google is my go-to for classroom tech! Delivering lessons and assignments on Google Slides is so simple, but it’s important to give verbal instruction for our auditory lucky little learners. Of course, it's also nice for your distance learners to hear your voice when...

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Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

Help your lucky little learners reinforce math skills this year whether they are in your physical classroom or participating in online learning. These free math apps and websites will get your students excited about learning Math! Look through the list to see which...

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Must-Have Children’s Books and Videos About Self-Control

Must-Have Children’s Books and Videos About Self-Control

Teaching kids to have good self-control by keeping their hands to themselves and to not speak out of turn can be difficult to do. A lot of the time kids don't realize that blurting out answers or statements is disruptive and touching things or pestering classmates is...

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The First Week of Virtual Teaching

The First Week of Virtual Teaching

The school year of 2020 will be one for history books. And while we know this and can sit back in awe at the fact that we are living through history, this doesn't change the fact that teachers need to navigate through this time and still teach worthwhile lessons. To...

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Must-Have Children’s Books and Videos About Cooperation

Must-Have Children’s Books and Videos About Cooperation

Teaching kids about cooperation and working together is so important while they are young. Being able to be a team player and work with others is something that will help kids in all aspects of life. This selection of books and videos will work as building blocks to...

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Digital Stickers with Google Classroom and SeeSaw

Digital Stickers with Google Classroom and SeeSaw

Teachers are finding ways to get creative when it comes to rewarding their students while distance learning. Whether you are full or part time distance learning, digital stickers could be what you are looking for! Digital stickers can be used on Google Classroom or...

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Must-Have Books and Videos About Manners

Must-Have Books and Videos About Manners

Do you feel like getting your students to say please and thank you is an impossible task? Well, these books and videos are here to help with that! Each of the following resources is focused on teaching little ones to use good manners in their daily lives, making your...

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Google Apps Tips and Tricks for Teachers

Google Apps Tips and Tricks for Teachers

Teachers are faced with the immediate need to use Google apps for their teaching as of lately. Google apps such as Google Slides and Google Forms are wonderful tools to bring learning and assignments to your students. Consider this article a vault of video tutorials...

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Must-Have Children’s Books and Videos About Kindness

Must-Have Children’s Books and Videos About Kindness

Kindness is an essential social emotional skill for kids to learn early. It's something that can be taught with both actions and words and learning to be kind is a skill they will use and benefit from every day. Learning the little effects that kindness can have on a...

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Lucky Little Toolkit (Lifesaver!)

Lucky Little Toolkit (Lifesaver!)

Back to School. A time of year when teachers get all the feels. Excited to start a new year with new students. Nervous for that first day of school! Sadness watching the last few sunny summer days slip away. This year adds in a new level of feelings. Covid-19 has...

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Must-Have Children’s Books and Videos About Empathy

Must-Have Children’s Books and Videos About Empathy

One of the most important things we can teach our little ones is how to be empathetic towards others. Seeing things from someone else's point of view instead of our own is a skill that not all kids are being shown at home. This collection of books and videos do an...

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Must-Have Children’s Books and Videos About Compassion

Must-Have Children’s Books and Videos About Compassion

Compassion is an essential social emotional skill for kids to learn and develop early. Knowing how your actions and words can directly impact someone else is something that is so important for children to grasp at a young age. Compassion is a life-long ability for...

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Reading Groups-Going Virtual!

Reading Groups-Going Virtual!

School starting online? Worried about how to do small group reading instruction through a screen? Don't fear! We have you covered! Although teaching online is NOT ideal, there are still ways to engage students in meaningful, small group instruction. Keep reading to...

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Rock your Instruction with Reader’s Theater

Rock your Instruction with Reader’s Theater

The actors and actresses walked onto the "stage". They glanced at their waiting audience. The first actor took a deep breath and delivered his first line. Sound like a description of a broadway stage? Or a community theater performance? Guess what, it is describing...

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Lucky Little Learners Brand Ambassador Program

Lucky Little Learners Brand Ambassador Program

Hey there! Thank you for your interest in becoming a Lucky Little Learners Brand Ambassador. Brand Ambassadors help spread the word about our teaching resources through photographs and social media. Our Brand Ambassadors are 2nd Grade Teachers who love Lucky Little...

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Must-Have Children’s Books and Videos About Respect

Must-Have Children’s Books and Videos About Respect

Teaching children about respect for self and peers is so important. This can be accomplished through both books and videos. This collection will be sure to grab your students' attention and open up the conversation to ways respect can be shown and demonstrated. Books...

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Why Morning Meetings are More Important than Ever

Why Morning Meetings are More Important than Ever

Right now, most teachers are more worried about the social-emotional well-being of our students than how their math and reading scores will look in the fall. Yes, academics are important, but so is building classroom community and checking in with your lucky little...

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Fluency Tips & Tricks

Fluency Tips & Tricks

Teachers have many talents, one of them being sharing with each other! Today we felt it would be good to dive into some educational idea sharing. Let’s call it an idea swap. Today’s ideas center around Fluency practice and how to make this fun and engaging for your...

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Relationship Building Activities for Back to School

Relationship Building Activities for Back to School

It's almost time to go back to school! Whether you're teaching online or in person, the first step is focusing on building relationships with your lucky little learners. When your students feel safe and supported in your encouraging classroom, classroom management...

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Digital Teacher Interview Tips & Tricks

Digital Teacher Interview Tips & Tricks

Congrats! You landed an interview for your dream teaching job! But, due to the crazy times, it is a digital interview. Although this interview format is not traditional, no worries! Below is a list of tips and tricks compiled by teachers who have been on both sides of...

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How to Connect with Families via SeeSaw

How to Connect with Families via SeeSaw

Are you a teacher who has recently discovered Seesaw? Seesaw is used to collect work, send announcements, or showcase student work to families. No matter how you use the platform, Seesaw has you covered! Whether you are a newbie or a Seesaw pro, there is probably...

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Start Your School Year With Google Classroom

Start Your School Year With Google Classroom

Whether your school year starts back in the classroom or at home, Google Classroom is the place to be! Google Classroom is the perfect place to build community right from day one. There are so many ways Google Classroom can support teaching and learning at your...

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First Year Teacher Must Haves

First Year Teacher Must Haves

Alright teachers, time to grab a cup of coffee, sit back, relax and think back to when you were hired for your first teaching job. Maybe you screamed for joy when you hung up the phone. Or maybe you instantly ran to Target to get ALL THE THINGS. However you...

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Building Classroom Community during Distance Learning

Building Classroom Community during Distance Learning

What will this fall look like? This question has more than likely creeped it's way into the thoughts of teachers around the world. While we DON'T know what this fall will bring, we DO know what kids need. They need to feel comfortable in their classroom, respected and...

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Summer Self Care for Teachers

Summer Self Care for Teachers

Teachers, we SEE you. We see the exhaustion as you upload your last online lesson. We see the tears fall as you logoff your last call with students. We see the overwhelm as you look at your once organized “home classroom”. Guess what? We see and feel ALL of that too....

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Math Resources for At-Home Learning

Math Resources for At-Home Learning

Whether you're teaching your lucky little learners from home or providing supplement materials for summer learning, you'll want to find lessons and activities that are engaging and fun! Students have been spending a lot of time in front of screens, so your math...

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Phonics Activities for Remote Learning

Phonics Activities for Remote Learning

Phonics is still the go-to way to teach young readers! During remote learning, it's still important to help your students keep up with their reading skills. For K-2 students, the summer slide is real. Don't start summer early. Keep sharing phonics activities for...

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Spelling Activities for Remote Learning

Spelling Activities for Remote Learning

Helping your lucky little learners with their spelling lists doesn't have to be boring! Now that you have started remote learning with your students, there are so many ways you can help them learn their spelling words while providing engaging, fun lessons and...

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How to Teach Cooperation in the Classroom

How to Teach Cooperation in the Classroom

More than anything, we need to help our lucky little learners work together through collaboration and cooperation! Teamwork is such an important skill to practice in the primary classroom.  In Module 8 of the The Encouraging Classroom you’ll have activities and...

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Distance Learning Brag Tags

Distance Learning Brag Tags

Brag tags are a fun way to celebrate students! After many request from our community of teachers, we designed these distance learning brag tags for you! Magnificent MuterGoing the Distance (Learning)Distance Learning SuperstarThanks for Rolling with itI Rocked Remote...

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End of the Year Countdown

End of the Year Countdown

As the end of the year approaches, it is fun to do some extra fun ways to anticipate the last day of school. One of the fun things we suggest doing is an end of the year countdown. We have created this balloon pop activity for you to share with your students while...

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Graduation Certificates

Graduation Certificates

Do you want something to make your students feel extra special as they wrap up their school year with you? Graduation certificates are a great option! We also love to hand out End of the Year Awards! We've added some brand new awards to our bundle to accommodate our...

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Distance Learning Resources

Distance Learning Resources

Teachers all over the world are finding themselves in an interesting situation as they teach their students from afar. After working with thousands of teachers, we have noticed that distance learning looks very different from district to district. Some districts are...

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How to Use End of the Year Awards with Remote Learning

How to Use End of the Year Awards with Remote Learning

As teachers, we look forward to a few times each school year: the beginning, the breaks, and the end. The beginning allows us to meet the new lucky little learners in our classroom. We’re energized, challenged, and excited. The breaks give us a chance to regroup and...

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Breathing Techniques for Kids

Breathing Techniques for Kids

School and at home learning can be stressful for your lucky little learners. Being mindful and teaching your students how to be responsible for their own learning and well-being in the classroom is so important. This is something we emphasize in The Encouraging...

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How to Use Symbaloo

How to Use Symbaloo

Have you discovered the joy of Symbaloo yet in your classroom? It’s the perfect tool to bookmark websites and share online resources. You can use Symbaloo to organize your own tools as well as share with your students. As many teachers begin distance learning,...

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13 Powerful Reading Strategies for Young Readers

13 Powerful Reading Strategies for Young Readers

What’s better on a cold day than curling up with a good book? Not much. Unfortunately, not everyone can simply dig into a book, as learning to read doesn’t come easily to every child. There are many processes working simultaneously to create the miracle known as...

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Easter Egg Hunt Activity

Easter Egg Hunt Activity

With Easter approaching, I thought it would be fun to take the concept of math task cards and combine it with the plastic Easter eggs and make a little math skill review activity. So, it's super easy to prep/play...here's what you need to do: Print the task cardsCut...

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Zoom Activities to Use with Distance Learning

Zoom Activities to Use with Distance Learning

Now that distance learning has become the new normal for teachers all over the world, creativity is at an all-time high as teachers are trying to figure out ways to reach and teach their students. Zoom can be a great option for this. If you've never used Zoom before,...

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21 Genius Tips for Distance Learning Motivation

21 Genius Tips for Distance Learning Motivation

Parents are feeling the pressure as they attempt to help their students with their school work from home. A common question that teachers are hearing from parents is, "How do I motivate my kid(s) to do their work?" Distance learning motivation is a hot topic right now...

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5 Ways to Start the Day with a Positive Attitude

5 Ways to Start the Day with a Positive Attitude

School can be frustrating and overwhelming for both teachers and students. There is so much work to do, and for our students, new concepts don’t always come easy. There are a lot of emotions and skills to navigate outside just academics. By focusing on a growth...

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How to Assign Digital Toothy to your Students

How to Assign Digital Toothy to your Students

Students and teachers all over are learning a new normal as they navigate the world of distance learning. Thankfully, resources like Digital Toothy Task Cards are proving to be a huge life saver! This post is going to show you the two most common ways teachers are...

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How to Teach Empathy in the Classroom

How to Teach Empathy in the Classroom

Empathy is the character trait where one is really putting themselves in someone else’s place. It’s more than just sympathy and feeling sorry for another person. It’s putting yourself in another’s shoes and truly trying to understand what they are going through. This...

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35 Useful Remote Learning Resources

35 Useful Remote Learning Resources

More and more teachers are searching for remote learning resources due to the outbreak of COVID-19. This post is going to save you for hours and hours of endless scrolling to find the perfect website, app, or no prep activities to help your students. We have searched...

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7 Ways to Make Phonics Fun

7 Ways to Make Phonics Fun

When it comes to teaching reading, phonics is still the best way for primary students to learn sounds and recognize words. Packet after packet of the same sounds and words, however, aren’t very engaging for young learners. There are so many ways to make phonics fun...

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Digital Toothy Task Cards FAQ’s and Answers

Digital Toothy Task Cards FAQ’s and Answers

The #1 request sent in by teachers over the past few years has been, "Will you be making Toothy digital?" After extensive research and planning, Digital Toothy Task Cards are now a reality! Below you will find all of the most frequently asked questions and answers to...

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The Best Sensory Tools for Your Calm Down Corner

The Best Sensory Tools for Your Calm Down Corner

When it comes to teaching, having a set of tools or a special area for kids to breathe is incredibly important. That's where Calm Down Corners come in! They are a small designated area in your classroom where kids can decompress and try to relax when they are feeling...

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