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  • 5 Blog Posts That Will Get Teachers Back To School Ready

    5 Blog Posts That Will Get Teachers Back To School Ready

    Back to school time is here and we are so excited to share with you some lesson planning tips, outfit inspirations and classroom ideas that will help you get school started off right.

    #1- No Hassle Lesson Planning

    5 Blog Posts That Will Get Teachers Back To School Ready

    Did you know we offer free, made-for-you lesson plans? In this blog post, we share some of our favorite lesson plans and how to navigate our lesson planning calendar. The best part a...

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  • *GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED* Start The New School Year In Style Giveaway

    Start The New School Year In Style Giveaway


    It's back to school time and we know how important it is for teachers to feel confident and comfortable with what they're wearing. In the past we have written about some teacher outfits we love and now that the new school year has arrived, we want to give two lucky winners a chance to go back to school in style!

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  • Create Your Own Klondike Gold Rush Lesson Plan

    Create Your Own Klondike Gold Rush Lesson Plan

    The Klondike Gold Rush, regarded as one of the most profitable in American history, only lasted about 3 years. From 1896-1899 over 100,000 people rushed from Alaska to the Yukon Territories of Canada in search of gold. It was a very exciting time! These prospectors were full of determination, fortune and loss. By the time the news of gold had traveled to Alaska most of it had been spoken for. Still, people rushed to Canada to try and strike it rich.

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  • 5 Children's Books You Can Make Interactive

    5 Children's Books You Can Make Interactive

    It is no secret that here at Ellison we love a good book, but we love it even more when we can take a story and bring it alive with lesson plans and dies. We put together a list of 5 books and coordinating dies that will help you easily turn story time into an interactive adventure.

    Goodnight Moon

    5 Children's Books You Can Make Interactive

    Goodnight Moon will jump off the pages with our Friendly Moon and Rabbit #2 Dies.This beloved...

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  • 5 Lesson Plans To Kick Off The Summer Games

    5 Lesson Plans To Kick Off The Summer Sports

    Today we looked through our teacher lesson planning calendar to pick our top 5 lesson plans perfect for the upcoming 2016 Summer Games in Brazil. Kick off the celebration of the games with these fun lessons.

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  • The Legacy Amelia Earhart Behind

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    Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. She is most famously known as the first women to fly solo across the Atlantic. She made great strides for women during her time and left an amazing legacy in her wake. In honor of her birthday, we ask you to journey with us to the early 1900's in this fun mini biography about the accounts of her life.

    Where It All Began:

    Amelia E...

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  • 10 Tips You Can Steal From Teachers

    10 Tips You Can Steal From Teachers


    10 Tips You Can Steal From Teacherssource:

    If you have been to our pinterest board lately you may recognize our obsession with organization tips for teachers and the amazing organization tips that are out there might make you borderline jealous. Grab some labels, boxes and some cute paper to make your own. Teacher Michelle Hudgeons has an amazing blog called Smitten With First where ...

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  • Teacher Outfits We Love

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    Hello there!

    Dai here with the Ellison blog team and I'm so excited to share a little outfit inspiration with you today! It's difficult to walk the line between dressing professional and wearing clothes you don't mind possibly getting dirty. I've put together a list of 5 different outfits that are perfect for both looking like a teacher and a professional.

    Young Teacher Outfit

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    A great teacher outfit always starts with comfort and there is something inherently comfortable about this denim shirt paired with these olive green pants. Add on a big bucket purse (for all your teacher goodies), caramel colored booties and the pièce de résistance: a chunky crocheted infinity scarf.

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  • 5 Lesson Plans That May Turn Your Class Into A Zoo - Grades Pre-K to 12

    5 Lesson Plans That May Turn Your Class Into A Zoo

    It's National Zookeepers Week and we have 5 lesson plans that are so much fun you might find your class turning into a zoo by the end of the week!

    Noah's Ark Display

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    Grade Level: 1-2, 3-5

    Curriculum: Fine Arts & Crafts

    Let your students enjoy playing out the story of Noah and the Arc with these standing animal characters and the arc. Your students can create short stories or plays with the animals, even pretend to be in a zoo. Take a look at the lesson plan here for more details and idea.

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  • Beat The Heat With These 5 Paper Bag Lesson Plans

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    Now that Summer has finally come, so has that famous Summer heat! Our teachers planning calendar is full of lesson plans and activities you can do inside in order to beat that heat. We have pulled the following 5 paper bag lesson plans in order to help you encourage your students to have fun, play and use their imagination - even when it's way too hot to play outside.

    Boy and Girl Paper Bag Pu...
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