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What is something you love about your current classroom?I love the simplicity of my room now. This was Eight years ago c...
08/28/2021

What is something you love about your current classroom?

I love the simplicity of my room now. This was Eight years ago compared to today.

Everything felt so busy back then. I loved it, but looking back now, it feels like so much was going on.

I love the clean lines in my room, now. The simplicity.

The simple color scheme. Ive considered adding another color, but always pause, then never do.

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What is something you love about your current classroom?

I love the simplicity of my room now. This was Eight years ago compared to today.

Everything felt so busy back then. I loved it, but looking back now, it feels like so much was going on.

I love the clean lines in my room, now. The simplicity.

The simple color scheme. Ive considered adding another color, but always pause, then never do.

#teacherlife
#classroomdecor
#teachergram
#elementaryteacher
#clasroomorganization #classroomdesign
#teacherstyle #classroomdecor #classroomideas #calmclassroom

This one. This one got me. Lots of lasts happening in our house.This last year has been so strange, but the biggest bles...
08/26/2021

This one. This one got me. Lots of lasts happening in our house.

This last year has been so strange, but the biggest blessing has been having Reid with me each day.

These lasts have me so emotional. If you’ve been around a while, its wild seeing fifth grade on here, right? Feels like yesterday he was asking for a doowah (cookie).

Seeing this sweet child overcome so much has given me the most joy.

Cherish every minute because it is stripped away far too fast. Hold them tight. Time is fleeting.

#reidpatrickhackergrowingup

This one. This one got me. Lots of lasts happening in our house.

This last year has been so strange, but the biggest blessing has been having Reid with me each day.

These lasts have me so emotional. If you’ve been around a while, its wild seeing fifth grade on here, right? Feels like yesterday he was asking for a doowah (cookie).

Seeing this sweet child overcome so much has given me the most joy.

Cherish every minute because it is stripped away far too fast. Hold them tight. Time is fleeting.

#reidpatrickhackergrowingup

What is the most forgotten “job” in your room? Here’s a secret…I don’t fix or return lost books a book all year.Not one....
08/24/2021

What is the most forgotten “job” in your room? Here’s a secret…I don’t fix or return lost books a book all year.

Not one. Maybe this is bad. Maybe this is genius.

In my sub plans, I ask the sub to fix all books in the book hospital and to return all books from the lost bin. (In all honesty, I’d likely recycle or give away the ripped or broken books if it were up to me!🤷🏼‍♀️) So the next time you remember a terribly tedious and forgotten job - leave it in your sub plans.

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#elementaryteacher
#clasroomorganization #classroomdesign
#teacherstyle #classroomdecor #classroomideas #calmclassroom

What is the most forgotten “job” in your room? Here’s a secret…I don’t fix or return lost books a book all year.

Not one. Maybe this is bad. Maybe this is genius.

In my sub plans, I ask the sub to fix all books in the book hospital and to return all books from the lost bin. (In all honesty, I’d likely recycle or give away the ripped or broken books if it were up to me!🤷🏼‍♀️) So the next time you remember a terribly tedious and forgotten job - leave it in your sub plans.

#teachertips #teachertiptuesday #teacher #iteachfirst #teacherproblems #teachersofinstagram #elementaryteacher #teachergram #teacherspayteachers #teachersfollowteachers #kinderchat #iteachtoo #iteachfirst #lifeofateacher #primaryteacher #firstgradeteacher #iteach1st Dm for link or put http://bit.ly/japglibraryl in your browser. You can go to @justaprimarygirl and the 🔗 and my IG feed and this photo.

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#classroomdecor
#teachergram
#elementaryteacher
#clasroomorganization #classroomdesign
#teacherstyle #classroomdecor #classroomideas #calmclassroom

This can’t be good…Do you answer?#Justaprimarygirl #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram  #teachergram #teacherti...
08/22/2021

This can’t be good…

Do you answer?

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This can’t be good…

Do you answer?

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Happy 64th birthday to my beautiful mother!She’s enjoying retirement and I’m so jealous! 🤣She’s taught me everything I k...
08/21/2021

Happy 64th birthday to my beautiful mother!

She’s enjoying retirement and I’m so jealous! 🤣

She’s taught me everything I know about hard work and sacrifice.

Love you, mama.

LET ME COUNT THE WAYS!!! How many different ways can your students go home?Dismissal is my BIGGEST FEAR. This is how my ...
08/19/2021

LET ME COUNT THE WAYS!!! How many different ways can your students go home?

Dismissal is my BIGGEST FEAR. This is how my students get home. I use these dismissal tags for the entire year. After they are filled out, they are laminated, hole punched and attatched to the back of each backpack.

There is a larger sign in the same color in the person's room that houses that particular dismissal. If a student wanders into the wrong line their color-coded tag will alert the teachers that they are in the wrong spot.

Then, they can read the tag to get them in the correct place! This gave me SO much comfort last year. (Ps- parents filled out the cards, so there was NO guesswork). They are fully editable too!

Dm for link or put http://bit.ly/japgdismissal in your browser. You can go to @justaprimarygirl and the 🔗 and my IG feed and this photo.

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#clasroomorganization #classroomdesign
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Happy 4th birthday to this puppy- Deacon. He still chews every single dog bed, jumps around like he’s 8 weeks old. He’s ...
08/19/2021

Happy 4th birthday to this puppy- Deacon. He still chews every single dog bed, jumps around like he’s 8 weeks old. He’s obnoxious but we love him. #thesnortsquad #deaconhacker @thesnortsquad

First time teaching in my room since March of 2020!Where are my fully virtual teachers at? I’m just now processing what ...
08/17/2021

First time teaching in my room since March of 2020!

Where are my fully virtual teachers at? I’m just now processing what my hybrid friends processed last year. My anxiety is through the roof. My goals this year are to make sure my sweet kids feel loved and excited. Also to keep them (and me) from getting sick. 🥴 I can’t focus much beyond those goals.

I’m back to desks for now, too. What’s your best advice for those of us just heading back to the classroom for the first time?

#teacherlife
#classroomdecor
#teachergram
#elementaryteacher
#clasroomorganization #classroomdesign
#teacherstyle #classroomdecor #classroomideas #calmclassroom

First time teaching in my room since March of 2020!

Where are my fully virtual teachers at? I’m just now processing what my hybrid friends processed last year. My anxiety is through the roof. My goals this year are to make sure my sweet kids feel loved and excited. Also to keep them (and me) from getting sick. 🥴 I can’t focus much beyond those goals.

I’m back to desks for now, too. What’s your best advice for those of us just heading back to the classroom for the first time?

#teacherlife
#classroomdecor
#teachergram
#elementaryteacher
#clasroomorganization #classroomdesign
#teacherstyle #classroomdecor #classroomideas #calmclassroom

Do you make faux bulletin boards?I LOVED this display! I used black butcher paper, scrapbook paper and my editable name ...
08/17/2021

Do you make faux bulletin boards?

I LOVED this display! I used black butcher paper, scrapbook paper and my editable name tag pack. Each child’s work hung under the name tag. I put glue dots on top of panel clips to adhere the name tag. 😍Then each name tag was like a clip board.

Dm for link to name tags or put http://bit.ly/japgnc in your browser. You can go to @justaprimarygirl and the 🔗 and my IG feed and this photo.

#teacherlife
#classroomdecor
#teachergram
#elementaryteacher
#clasroomorganization #classroomdesign
#teacherstyle #classroomdecor #classroomideas #calmclassroom

Do you make faux bulletin boards?

I LOVED this display! I used black butcher paper, scrapbook paper and my editable name tag pack. Each child’s work hung under the name tag. I put glue dots on top of panel clips to adhere the name tag. 😍Then each name tag was like a clip board.

Dm for link to name tags or put http://bit.ly/japgnc in your browser. You can go to @justaprimarygirl and the 🔗 and my IG feed and this photo.

#teacherlife
#classroomdecor
#teachergram
#elementaryteacher
#clasroomorganization #classroomdesign
#teacherstyle #classroomdecor #classroomideas #calmclassroom

Do you use target pouches?I love that my labels all match. Book bins, student cubbies, login and supply labels. Pop of f...
08/15/2021

Do you use target pouches?

I love that my labels all match. Book bins, student cubbies, login and supply labels. Pop of fun rainbow that isn’t intrusive. I use target pouches sideways so I can trade out when I need to.

I have two bundles. A clear bright white background and all black background. They are fully editable. It also includes the tea her toolbox labels too!

Dm for link or put http://bit.ly/japglabelsbundles in your browser. You can go to @justaprimarygirl and the 🔗 and my IG feed and this photo.

#teacherlife
#classroomdecor
#teachergram
#elementaryteacher
#clasroomorganization #classroomdesign
#teacherstyle #classroomdecor #classroomideas #calmclassroom

Do you use communication folders?These are ALWAYS my favorite folder covers.My school names goes in the @aperfectblendte...
08/14/2021

Do you use communication folders?

These are ALWAYS my favorite folder covers.

My school names goes in the @aperfectblendteaching Bundt cake font.

These are fully editable. I include font lists with free fonts and paid options. Also, HP instant ink for the best quality printer ink.

Dm for link or put http://bit.ly/japgfoldercat in your browser. You can go to @justaprimarygirl and the 🔗 and my IG feed and this photo.

#teacherlife
#classroomdecor
#teachergram
#elementaryteacher
#clasroomorganization #classroomdesign
#teacherstyle #classroomdecor #classroomideas #calmclassroom

Do you use communication folders?

These are ALWAYS my favorite folder covers.

My school names goes in the @aperfectblendteaching Bundt cake font.

These are fully editable. I include font lists with free fonts and paid options. Also, HP instant ink for the best quality printer ink.

Dm for link or put http://bit.ly/japgfoldercat in your browser. You can go to @justaprimarygirl and the 🔗 and my IG feed and this photo.

#teacherlife
#classroomdecor
#teachergram
#elementaryteacher
#clasroomorganization #classroomdesign
#teacherstyle #classroomdecor #classroomideas #calmclassroom

Where is the lie? What grade are you and what’s your cap? What state are you in?Tag a buddy.Always so interesting to see...
08/07/2021

Where is the lie? What grade are you and what’s your cap? What state are you in?

Tag a buddy.

Always so interesting to see how it varies state to state. I’m in VA and 1st grade max is 28.😳.

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Where is the lie? What grade are you and what’s your cap? What state are you in?

Tag a buddy.

Always so interesting to see how it varies state to state. I’m in VA and 1st grade max is 28.😳.

#Justaprimarygirl #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teachergram #teachertips #virginiateacher #primaryteacher #organizedclassroom #organizedteacher #firstyearteachers #elementaryteacher #iteachfirst #iteachsecond #teacherlife #classroomideas #teacherblogger #kinderteachers #justaprimarygirlfunnies #teacherproblems #teachertrouble #teacherhumor #teacherspayteachers @teacherspayteachers

Anyone else worried about their pets in the fall with school starting?I’ve been home virtual teaching since March of 202...
08/03/2021

Anyone else worried about their pets in the fall with school starting?

I’ve been home virtual teaching since March of 2020!

My boys are going to be a mess and I’m so sad to leave them. I’m hoping Meaty doesn’t chew any doorways and Deacs doesn’t chew any dog beds (his fav to chew).

#dogsofinstagram #frenchbulldogsofinstagram #frenchiesofinstagram #frenchielife #teacherlife #teacherpet #thesnortsquad @thesnortsquad

Anyone else worried about their pets in the fall with school starting?

I’ve been home virtual teaching since March of 2020!

My boys are going to be a mess and I’m so sad to leave them. I’m hoping Meaty doesn’t chew any doorways and Deacs doesn’t chew any dog beds (his fav to chew).

#dogsofinstagram #frenchbulldogsofinstagram #frenchiesofinstagram #frenchielife #teacherlife #teacherpet #thesnortsquad @thesnortsquad

Time to stock up for back to school.Everything for my bound books, all mini u it’s, writing units- it’s all 25%. Use the...
08/03/2021

Time to stock up for back to school.

Everything for my bound books, all mini u it’s, writing units- it’s all 25%. Use the code BTS21.

Put http://bit.ly/japgshop in your browser or go to @justaprimarygirl and my 🔗 then 🛒🛍TPT

#Justaprimarygirl #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teachergram #teachertips #virginiateacher #primaryteacher #organizedclassroom #organizedteacher #firstyearteachers #elementaryteacher #iteachfirst #iteachsecond #teacherlife #classroomideas #teacherblogger #kinderteachers

Time to stock up for back to school.

Everything for my bound books, all mini u it’s, writing units- it’s all 25%. Use the code BTS21.

Put http://bit.ly/japgshop in your browser or go to @justaprimarygirl and my 🔗 then 🛒🛍TPT

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I am who I am.Welcome. If you’re new here, I’m Alyssa.1. I swear. A lot. 😬I do not apologize.2. I’m VERY sarcastic, and ...
08/02/2021

I am who I am.

Welcome. If you’re new here, I’m Alyssa.

1. I swear. A lot. 😬I do not apologize.

2. I’m VERY sarcastic, and also think I’m hilarious. 🤣😬I’m loud and cackle laugh when I’m happiest. It’s how I handle all of my big emotions.

3. I’m a mom to a child with multiple invisible disabilities that makes me a better human.

4. I’m a wife, daughter, sister, friend and dog lover that will do anything for those I love. Almost to a fault.

5. I live with anxiety and ocd. Your mental health matters above any job.

6. I love makeup, clothing and shopping because they distract me from number ⬆️ 5.

7. I love crime shows, binging friends, 90210 or any other show that reminds me of 20 years ago, and it’s simplicity.

8. I love food. Like a lot. I have a long history with disordered eating & body dysmorphia and work on body positivity daily. At 41, it’s still hard.

9. I’m an introvert even though it seems like I’m very outgoing here. I’m super awkward and have RBF- but I swear I love meeting IG friends. Please say hi!

10. Lastly, I’m a teacher. Lastly.

I know this is a “teacher” page, but I’m not just a teacher. Teaching isn’t my life. It’s my job. I provide a service and receive a paycheck for it. Do I love it? Yes, absolutely. But my job is within my classroom. It is toxic to expect all teachers to only share education content.

I tried that. I tried to only share education stuff here. It made me sad. Made me compare-constantly.

Here’s to a year of sharing more than just my teacher life on this feed.

Will you join me? What do we have in common?!

I’m so glad you’re here!❤️

#Justaprimarygirl #specialneedsmom #loveroffashion #friendstvshow #notjustateacher #okayteacher #teacheranxiety #mentalhealthmatters #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teachergram #teachertips #virginiateacher #primaryteacher #organizedclassroom #organizedteacher #firstyearteachers #elementaryteacher #iteachfirst #iteachsecond #teacherlife #classroomideas #teacherblogger #kinderteachers

I am who I am.

Welcome. If you’re new here, I’m Alyssa.

1. I swear. A lot. 😬I do not apologize.

2. I’m VERY sarcastic, and also think I’m hilarious. 🤣😬I’m loud and cackle laugh when I’m happiest. It’s how I handle all of my big emotions.

3. I’m a mom to a child with multiple invisible disabilities that makes me a better human.

4. I’m a wife, daughter, sister, friend and dog lover that will do anything for those I love. Almost to a fault.

5. I live with anxiety and ocd. Your mental health matters above any job.

6. I love makeup, clothing and shopping because they distract me from number ⬆️ 5.

7. I love crime shows, binging friends, 90210 or any other show that reminds me of 20 years ago, and it’s simplicity.

8. I love food. Like a lot. I have a long history with disordered eating & body dysmorphia and work on body positivity daily. At 41, it’s still hard.

9. I’m an introvert even though it seems like I’m very outgoing here. I’m super awkward and have RBF- but I swear I love meeting IG friends. Please say hi!

10. Lastly, I’m a teacher. Lastly.

I know this is a “teacher” page, but I’m not just a teacher. Teaching isn’t my life. It’s my job. I provide a service and receive a paycheck for it. Do I love it? Yes, absolutely. But my job is within my classroom. It is toxic to expect all teachers to only share education content.

I tried that. I tried to only share education stuff here. It made me sad. Made me compare-constantly.

Here’s to a year of sharing more than just my teacher life on this feed.

Will you join me? What do we have in common?!

I’m so glad you’re here!❤️

#Justaprimarygirl #specialneedsmom #loveroffashion #friendstvshow #notjustateacher #okayteacher #teacheranxiety #mentalhealthmatters #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teachergram #teachertips #virginiateacher #primaryteacher #organizedclassroom #organizedteacher #firstyearteachers #elementaryteacher #iteachfirst #iteachsecond #teacherlife #classroomideas #teacherblogger #kinderteachers

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What does your Classroom behavior system look like?
How do I find the file for the resources that you using in between each students during guding reading? I bought the whole bundle, but I can't find it. TIA
Can you tell me why you have risers on your small group table?
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Saw your story, You can disable the chat box now. Click the blue security shield that comes up if you are the host. There are 2 buttons at the bottom to slide, disable chat disable screen sharing.
Hope this is ok to post here (delete if not)! As a former middle school teacher-turned-fitness-pro, I started a free, private FB group for teachers only with tons of free content designed around a busy teacher's lifestyle. You guys are superheroes and this group is my way of saying thank you for all you do. If you'd like to join us, here's the link. Hope to see you in there! https://www.facebook.com/groups/MindStrongTeachers/?ref=bookmarks
What was the name of the chopper/ slicer you reviewed on your story??
You’re a real inspiration as a teacher and parent, so wanted to remind you to...
I am obsessively searching for any information on how I can find what pages you bind in all of the books your students use in class. Can you help me with this? LOVE your stuff!
Hi! I was watching your story about how you do your nails. Loved it! What products de you use and where can I find them?
For these crazy times.
Can you post how to do the recording from your computer again. It was post on your "Story" but now I can't find it.