Sarah Cooper

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8th year classroom teacher in 5th grade ✏📚🎒
dog lover🐾🐩
coffee fanatic☕!
book nerd 📚

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When your students walk into class with THE COOLEST GUACAMOLE BACKPACK EVER, you take a picture and secretly(but not so secretly) want one of your own! #mystudentsarecool #guacamole #backpack  #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #iteachfifth #fifthgradersrock #iteach5th
Spent the day making a water table for our mini and realized that this would be an awesome addition to any early learning/elementary classrooms for CHEAP! We found the plans on @pinterest (I’ll link in my stories). It says you can do it for $15 and it’s true! #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teachingideas #classroomorganization #diyideas #iteachfifth #teachermom #iteach #classroomideas
The students had a lot of fun with watercolors  thanks to @cassie_stephenz and her post about the directed drawing video from my favorite @artforkidshub ! #artintheclassroom #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #classroomideas #classroomart #iteachfifth #iteach5th
It’s nothing fancy, but it gets the job done, takes less than 10 seconds, saves tons of trees, and is easy to track. I can’t remember where I first saw the idea from but it has been a classroom staple of ours for several years now!  #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #classroomideas #classroomorganization #teachingtips #teachingideas #iteachfifth #iteach5th #teachersofig #teachertips
Grateful & Thankful. ❤️
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From my home to yours, I hope everyone has had a beautiful weekend full of love. ❤️
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#summeriscoming #easter #christhasrisen #grateful #thankful #cherokeelake #chroniclesofcooper #teacherlife #weekend
We have 18 school days left together. Instead of a countdown, I am borrowing Jen from @sparklinginsecondgrade idea for a student celebration. Each day, we celebrate a new student as our time together winds down. The students write positive and thoughtful notes to the student of the day, and the student gets to take the big anchor chart paper home with them at the end of the day. Day 19 was a success. ❤️
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Bulletin boards are not my niche so this was as good as I could get! I may have bawled several times while putting the photos together. You can’t see it from this photo(for student protection purposes) but beside each student are three kind things that describe them along with their name, grade, and year. .
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@sparklinginsecondgrade has a blog post with more details on how she uses her student celebration. 
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@simply_steam posted a photo about her former AP creating boxes for testing, and our school loved the idea and made a similar version! Half of our school opened our bags in Friday after their testing was complete and the rest will open when their tests are over. .
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Our class had a blast with our bag,and the goodies inside provided lots of smiles and fun! .
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Any guesses on what we included?!?👇🏻Let me know below! 
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****Disclaimer. I am leaving this post up ONLY to bring attention to the fact that if you see this design and want your own, the only truthful way to do that is to purchase through @teachcreatemotivate . Learn from my mistake. I bought the design from @etsy thinking I was purchasing an original design when in fact the individual I bought from stole it from her. Be careful! .
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Testing is over, testing shirts can now be tucked away until next, and I am SO proud of our students. I hope that shows through on their scores but what I really hope is that these students see and feel all of the emotional and academic learning that can’t be measured on a test. 
Test day? No prob llama!! #testprep #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #teachertee #whattheteacherwore #iteachfifth #iteach5th
Tomorrow is our sixth and final day of state testing. The students have worked SO HARD, and I am so proud.
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Last year, I saw an IG post about providing students a chance to write down their worries before testing to help them get rid of their fears and build confidence(If this was your idea, let me know so I can give you credit!!). We have done this for two years now and I really can watch the students toss their stress away as they write it down on the sticky notes, tear them up, and toss them in the worry jar. Tomorrow after the last test, we will have a confetti party with the worry jar to celebrate the end of testing and their awesome growth as students this year. .
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Do you have any neat ideas about helping students stay positive during testing? I would love to hear them!❤️
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Giant Jenga is always fun to break out in the classroom! Whether it is for indoor recess, a break from testing, or used in a lesson, there is just nothing like watching students play jenga! .
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What’s your favorite game to play with students in the classroom? .
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Testing shirt day 3. Educators, students, and families....Y’all are amazing. Don’t forget that. ❤️ #testingtee #testprep #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofig #whattheteacherwore #teachersgonnateach #iteachfifth #iteach5th
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