My Philosophy of Education has always been to do what is best for children and to teach the way they learn best!

My Philosophy of Education

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Philosophy of Education My philosophy of education has been the same since the time I decided to become a teacher, I have had an idea of what type of teacher I would be and how my room would be organized to provide the best possible learning environment for my students. The room may change, but…

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Create math blocks with time for interactive math practice to increase mathematical skills. Rhoda Design Studio

Interactive Math Centers and Lessons

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Interactive Math Our school focus this year is to increase our students’ math abilities. We focused on reading a few years ago, carved out reading blocks, and saw a huge increase in their abilities and levels. In the process, our math has suffered a little. Finding a way to introduce interactive math will hopefully help…

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24 colorful name tags and password cards. Print as many website cards as needed to keep track of your students user names and passwords. Great for sites like MobyMax, Wonders student area, NWEA Skills Navigator, and more!

Saving Passwords for Websites and Apps

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Saving Passwords Saving Passwords for websites and apps that you use in the classroom can become a management nightmare. The more sites that you have your students access that need individual usernames and passwords, the more information you need to keep track of. If you don’t you will be fiddling with the recovery process each…

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My Goals Lapbook by Rhoda Design Studio. Tracking MAPs test goals and Lexile reading levels.

My Goals Lapbook for MAPs and Lexile

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Goals Lapbook Our district is moving towards personalized learning. This school year the high school will be transitioning a few classes. Elementary teachers are starting to prep our students by making them more accountable for their own learning. After a few days of training and learning about how to use our NWEA MAPs score, I…

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A DIY tutorial on how to make crate stools out of dairy crates. Use in your classroom, dorm room, or kids play room. Rhoda Design Studio

DIY Dairy Crate Stools

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Crate Stools Dairy crate stools (or even non-dairy) are all the rage right now! You can purchase them from any of the major vendors like Target & Walmart. And they come in loads of colors!! It’s almost distracting and overwhelming with all the choices. Makes me want to have a rainbow room! Almost. I was going…

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Classroom Makeover: Classroom Reveal 2016-17

By Rhoda Toynbee | 1 Comment

Classroom Reveal 2016 I’ve been working in my room so I could write about this classroom reveal most of the summer! This room was previously used as a teacher workroom, the speech pathologists room, and an extra room for the paras to pull a few kids and work with them in small groups. The past…

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Change a nasty looking filing cabinet into something cute. Contact paper, duct tape, and spray paint for a great filing cabinet makeover. Rhoda Design Studio

Ugly Filing Cabinet Makeover

By Rhoda Toynbee | 3 Comments

Filing Cabinet Makeover It’s time for a filing cabinet makeover! We all have one. That nasty beat up filing cabinet that has been in the building since the beginning of time. I usually try to hide mine in a corner or somewhere unobtrusive because it’s a massive eyesore and just takes up space. This year…

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Classroom makeover part two. Bulletin boards. Rhoda Studio

Classroom Makeover: Bulletins Ready

By Rhoda Toynbee | 2 Comments

Classroom Bulletins All of the foundations are set. I spent a couple of days in my room gluing new cork over a chalkboard, painting a bookshelf, starting a filing cabinet makeover, and hanging new paper and borders on bulletins. You can see the “before” photos in this post: Classroom Makeover: part 1 It seems so…

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I am redoing my room. My new classroom will have a color theme, bulletins created by me that I also sell on TPT, and the Daily 5. Read more on the blog.

New Classroom Makeover

By Rhoda Toynbee | 1 Comment

New Classroom Design I’m moving to a new classroom. For the past 5 years, I have taught junior high and high school art. This year I am heading back to the elementary school. I will be teaching the 3rd/4th combination classroom. The classroom that will be my new teaching space was formerly the teacher workroom…

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Third grade spelling and grammar centers. Based on the Wonders Reading Program. Created by Rhoda Design Studio. Sold on TpT

Wonders Reading Program for 3rd Grade

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Spelling and Reading Centers: Wonders Reading What program do you use for literacy and language? Our school has the Wonders Reading program and all of the components that go with it. Learning to implement it and still have time in the day is one of my summer goals. After a whirlwind spring teaching math to…

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Make money online as a teacher from home. Pick from ideas that you can do on the side or at home. Choose from blogging, bookkeeping, selling lessons plans, crafts on Etsy and more.