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Easter Craft Idea

Spring is finally here! We can put away the dark, jewel-tones of winter and bring out the cheerful pastels associated with warmer weather. When thinking of Easter craft ideas, I came up with a way to upcycle empty glass bottles. Whenever I display my Easter Bunny bottles, they instantly add

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Best Authentic Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Around St. Patrick’s Day, grocery stores and bakeries sell premade loaves of Irish Soda Bread. After all, what better to accompany a dinner of corned beef and cabbage? However, the texture and flavor of store-bought soda bread leaves much to be desired. Maybe it is because I was raised eating

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How to Fix a Slow Chromebook

If you teach virtual students who use Chromebooks, you probably hear “Why is my Chromebook so slow?” at least five times a day. With so many students using these devices to learn from home, classroom teachers have also been doing double duty as Technology Support Specialists in helping to resolve

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Celebrate the 1,000th Day of School for 5th Graders

For most elementary school students, the 100th day of the school year is a cause for celebration. Kindergarteners typically mark the occasion by creating collages of one hundred items. But did you know that the 100th day of school is also a time to celebrate the 1,000th day of school

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Birth Announcement Shadow Box Mandala

Many parents-to-be register for all sorts of baby gear in advance of a baby shower. However, if you are close with the family, you might be looking to give something a bit more personal after the baby is born. If you own a cutting machine, such as a Cricut, you

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Kitchen Cabinet Christmas Wreaths

When you think about which room of your house in which you spend most of your waking hours, especially during the holidays, there is a good chance that it will be your kitchen. Yet, the extent of most people’s Christmas decorations in their kitchen is probably a few red and

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Using Calendly to Schedule Parent-Teacher Conferences

Setting up Parent-Teacher Conference appointments was always something that we would do at Back to School Night when we would meet the families in person. But last year, I taught the 100% virtual class and had not met any of the families in person. I looked into ways to set

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11 Best Gifts for Bakers

Now that we are well into fall, the holidays are just around the corner. Before you know it, we will be facing the crazy last-minute rush to finish our shopping for gifts. Each year, I say I will make an effort to get some shopping done before Thanksgiving so I

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Beaded Diffuser Mask Chain

As people start to return to work and school, one issue that they will be dealing with is what to do with their masks when it is time to eat. If you put your mask on the table, you run the risk of it getting contaminated with whatever is on

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Labor Day Career Interview

While schools in my region typically only start after Labor Day, many schools in other parts of the country have been in session for weeks before September rolls around. We look forward to having a three-day weekend. But many people do not really think about what the holiday is truly

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