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  Now that classrooms are organized and ready, well just about, and the professional development meetings are over, for now; all that seems to be left is to fill the classroom with eager, energetic students ready to take on a new school year.  Just remember, these new students are coming to you fresh off of […]

Whether you have begun your first few weeks of school or are anticipating the ceremonial hand off of your class list, school is in the forefront of your mind. With Professional development days ahead of you and classroom organization needed, time and efficiency is of the essence.   Don’t stress! abcteach is here to help! These […]

  Draw, Write, Color & Create Shapes using abcWorkshop ! abcWorkshop is a new online editor, enabling members to draw, write, color, create, save, print, and share using abcteach pdf documents as their template for creativity.  Now, for the first time all of our pdf documents can be edited through abcWorkshop on your tablet or […]

Make a Bunny: Craft Project

March 31st, 2015

  Make a Bunny:  Crafts     Here are instructions on how to craft your own bunny.  Click on the link below for printouts.   Link to document:  Make a Bunny Craft Project Directions: 1.  Download the document and print out the patterns to create your bunny. 2.  Cut out the patterns. 3.  Paste the […]


March 2nd, 2015

Use the daisy pattern shown below: Create your own daisy by tracing a CD,  then draw in the petals and stem of the flower.  The daisy pattern can be used for many activities throughout the school year.   Here are some ideas: • Glue or draw a picture in the center (for example, a picture of […]

Crafts – Woven Valentine

January 26th, 2015

  You will need…   Heart pattern –  White or color of your choice card stock. –  Colored paper or card stock. –  Scissors –  Paste/ glue   Directions 1. Cut out a heart pattern. 2. Fold heart in half. 3. Cut across the fold to about ½ to 1 inch from the edge of […]

                      Our abctools section is very popular among our members.  Some of the tools have a very specific purpose: make a word wall, create a shapebook, customize a handwriting worksheet, etc. But they can have other uses as well.  Throughout the coming year I will […]

Reading Log Activity

November 5th, 2014

Fun Reading Log on a Metal Ring   * When I taught 3rd grade I was always trying to come up with a fun way for my students to keep track of what they read.  I also encouraged them to read a variety of genres.  I came up with this idea of making genre strips […]

Halloween Fun!

October 27th, 2014

  * This week’s fun activity is great for Halloween parties, craft day or for a learning center.   * Follow the easy instructions and create a Halloween or Autumn lantern.                         Step by Step Instructions:  1.  Leaving a one-inch margin on all sides, cut […]


September 18th, 2014

Bill Gates gave a Ted Talk in May 2013 about feedback, and the lack thereof, directed at teachers. Gates cited a study that claims 98% of teachers only get one word of feedback, and that feedback is most often “satisfactory.” While it’s (barely) better than nothing, a single thumbs-up is about as useful for honing […]

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