Are you coming down to the end of your first semester? Do you wrap up your semester with parties or rewards for your class? Many teachers are searching the Not So Wimpy Teacher Facebook groups for advice on movies that they can show their classes as a reward at the end of the semester. All of the movies suggested below are rated G. The majority of these movies are holiday related. However, I did include a movie that is winter themed in case you have children that do not celebrate the holidays. (If you click on the title of the movie, it will take you to Amazon where you can read more about it.) Santa Buddies You can't go wrong with movies about adorable puppies! In this movie, the Christmas magic is beginning to disappear, and it's up to the puppies to save Christmas. Students will learn lessons of being kind, taking responsibility for their actions, and thinking about and caring for others. You could also show The Search for Santa Paws , which is another movie fr...
The holidays have arrived and many teachers are busy searching the internet and the Not So Wimpy Teacher Facebook groups for unique and easy presents that their students can make for their parents.  I thought I'd gather and share a few of my favorite ideas I have seen in the groups. They are all simple and don't cost a lot of money. There is even a freebie at the end!!!  Plus, none of these ideas require glitter. That's important. #sanitysaver Canvas Art I love this idea shown on Pinterest by Ragzz Custom Apparel and Gifts. Many teachers purchase 5x7 canvas panels from Amazon for this project. Students use a sharpie to write out their message and make fingerprints for the lightbulbs. You could also do the same project on white ceramic tiles that you purchase from Home Depot (use ceramic paint for the lightbulbs and felt-tip marker for the string). You could even complete the same project on a plastic ornament as well. Students could have a ...
The holiday season is upon us and teachers in my Facebook groups are stating to plan their classroom holiday parties. I thought I would share some of my favorite Christmas classroom party ideas. I want to start with a warning. I love throwing parties. I love themes. Planning these fun activities was therapeutic to me. So don't look at these ideas and get overwhelemed. Choose the bits and pieces that sound the easiest for you to manage.  Give yourself some grace. Your students will have fun even if it is not the party of the century! You will be making memories and that will mean the world to them. Click on the photos below to get tons of food, crafts, activities and book ideas for each theme. 1. Holidays Around the World I love this theme because it's super educational. Students are able to learn about geography, history and culture. But the food and crafts make it super fun! 2. Reindeer I love a reindeer themed party because there are to...