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Education Coffee Break


A Teaching Blog for Primary Grade Levels


I will be posting tips, ideas, resources for the primary grade levels. Look for updates on ELA, literacy centers, math, guided math, technology integration, planning and preparation, classroom and behavior management, classroom organization, and much more.

Winter Math Games

Winter Math Games for the ClassroomNow that the winter break is over and you are back in the swing of things and your centers are up and running again, this is the time of year where I am always looking for new math center ideas and winter math games...

Post-Holiday Classroom Activities

As many of you are getting ready to come back from break, there are a mix of feelings. You enjoyed the stress-free time with family and friends and are not ready to see that end along with excitement of seeing all your students again. Returning from ...

Morning Activities for Students - 20 Morning Bin Ideas

What are your mornings like in the classroom? Are kids being crazy, are you scrambling to get lunch counts done and attendance taken, are your kids doing morning work, are they interrupting you with questions about their morning work or not completin...

New Findings - Items for the Classroom

How many of you are living at your classroom, trying to find ways to create a new and inviting space for your new students arriving in a few days? This year I found some new items for the classroom that I had to share. I am so excited to begin using ...

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Why Education Coffee Break for my Teaching Blog?

I decided on the name Education Coffee Break for my teaching blog because I love coffee! Anyone who knows me knows I cannot function without at least one cup of coffee. The sweet smell of coffee is always filling my classroom. My students quickly learn I will always have my cup of coffee in the morning and during my planning. Some years they even learn to identify the coffee flavor by the smell. Therefore, I wanted to use coffee in my title. This title came to me as I was thinking about what I wanted my teaching blog to become. I see this teaching blog to be a place to visit for teaching ideas and strategies that you can read quickly on your coffee, tea, or water break.

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