Top 11 Pinterest Picks to Help Break the Ice on the First Day of School

For new teachers, getting to know your students—and giving them the opportunity to get to know you—is incredibly important. The first day of school can be a whirlwind of excitement and nervous apprehension for both teacher and student.

So, after a fun and eventful summer, it’s a good idea to have a few ice-breakers up your sleeve to help ease your students back into the swing of things. Check out these five activities to help everyone get to know each other on the first day of school!

14 Spring Activities for the Classroom

14 Spring Activities for the Classroom

Happy spring, y’all! In honor of longer days and blooming bulbs, we’re revisiting one of our favorite posts from the TeacherPop archives—and adding a little something special to it. Enjoy!

We’re celebrating the much anticipated change of seasons by going all in for spring activities—gardening, science experiments, crafts, you name it. Of course, we couldn’t resist turning to Pinterest to round up our top 10 14 favorite spring picks for the classroom. Check them out below, and don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest for many more creative ideas for your chickadees.

By |March 24th, 2016|DIY, General Pop|0 Comments|

Top 10 Pinterest Picks for Black History Month

Top 10 pinterest picks for black history month

Looking for ways to incorporate black history into your curriculum in February and beyond? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite resources from Pinterest to get you started. Check out our top 10 Pinterest picks for Black History Month.

1. 26 Children’s Books

26 Children's Books that Celebrate Black Heroes

2. Bulletin Board

black history month/valentine's day bulletin board

3. Black History Month Books, Movies, and More

black history month resources

4. Scholastic’s Favorites for Black History Month

black history month resources

5. 6 African-American Inventors

African-American inventors

6. Picture Books for Black History Month

picture books for black history month

7. Mosaic Portraits

Black History Month Mosaic Portraits

8. Art Projects and Other Freebies

Black History Month art projects

9. Thurgood Marshall Foldable

Thurgood Marshall foldable

By |February 10th, 2016|General Pop, Teaching Tips|0 Comments|

17 Activities for the 100th Day of School

17 Activities for the 100th Day of School

Depending on your school’s academic calendar, you’re likely gearing up to celebrate the 100th day of school any time between now and the end of February. TeacherPop is getting in on the action, too! We’ve collected some of our favorite 100th day activities, from crafts to lesson plans, straight outta your favorite online mood board…yep, you guessed it: Pinterest.

Check out our 17 favorite activities for the 100th day of school.

1. Student Self-Portraits (at 100 Years Old)

100th Day of School Student Portrait

2. 100th Day of School Crown

100th day of school crown

3. 100 Chart Puzzles

100th day of school puzzles

7 Holiday Gifts for Students That Won’t Break the Bank

7 Holiday Gifts for Students That Won’t Break the Bank

Are you looking forward to a well-deserved few weeks off to relax, sing holiday songs, eat delicious cookies, and unwind? We hear you, but first things first: Pinterest! Yes, we’re talking about scouring everyone’s favorite digital scrapbook for cute student gifts that won’t break the bank. Here are seven easy, cheap, and fun holiday gift ideas for teachers to give to their students.

  1. Bookmarks

Grab that laminator, and design a bookmark with a picture of your class, an inspirational quote about reading, or featured student artwork. Print it out double-sided with four or five per page and, voila, no more dogged-eared pages in your classroom library books!

10 End-of-Day Classroom Jobs

10 End-of-Day Classroom Jobs

After a long day of teaching, the last thing you want to do is tackle a bunch of chores to get ready for the next school day. Buck up, teachers, and be a friend to your next day’s self: tackle as many quick tasks as you can before you depart for the evening. Most importantly, get your students to help! Many schools have non-instructional time—for example, during dismissals. Take advantage of this time to assign quick classroom jobs to your students.

By |September 8th, 2015|General Pop, Teaching Tips|0 Comments|

6 Classroom Ideas for Future Teachers from Your New BFF, Pinterest

classroom ideas for new teachers

For all the new teachers out there, soon you’ll be standing in front of a classroom (if you’re not already) and shaping young minds, at last. It’s going to be great; we promise. You have a lot more support than you think, from fellow teachers, mentors, and even yours truly, TeacherPop. Believe it or not, one of the resources you’ll likely turn to most is Pinterest. The social media site is a treasure trove of teaching resources, includes everything from lesson plans to classroom management guides, and provides a unique opportunity to connect with other teachers who are looking for inspiration.

Top 14 Pinterest Picks for Earth Day

Earth DayIsn’t Earth the BEST? Our lovely planet has hosted billions of years of life and its rotation around the sun is always on point. It rarely complains, even when its party guests are super rude and don’t clean up after themselves.

TeacherPop bows down to Earth’s many selfless qualities every day, but we’re going the extra mile on April 22 for Earth Day. In our search for great ways to celebrate Earth Day in the classroom, we turned to our bestie/online bulletin board: Pinterest. Check out our top 14 Pinterest picks for Earth Day activities in the classroom.

By |April 16th, 2015|DIY, General Pop|0 Comments|