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Is it just me, or does it actually, really, truly feel like fall has decided to stick this week? In Phoenix, I’m loving the sound of rain on my windowpanes and reveling in ordering coffee without ice cubes. Pull on your warmest socks and cozy up to this week’s teacher clickables. Gobble gobble! Ch

Nov 20, 2015

Is it just me, or does it actually, really, truly feel like fall has decided to stick this week? In Phoenix, I’m loving the sound of rain on my windowpanes and reveling in ordering coffee without ice cubes. Pull on your warmest socks and cozy up to this week’s teacher clickables.


  1. Gobble gobble! Check out this list of turkey-themed literacy freebies and recommendations for favorite Thanksgiving books from Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together.

  2. Need a fresh twist on writing prompts? Check out this helpful post from Kevin’s Meandering Mind on using digital comic platforms.

  3. The Arizona Republic ran a spread this week assisting parents with their “homework” when it comes to school options for their kids. Curious? Check it out here.

  4. The national spotlight is bright on Arizona’s education and reform — read this New York Times article about the stress on our school budgets here.

  5. Thanksgiving dishes … in a crockpot? Can it be? Check out these 23 timesaving recipes here. Yum!

  6. Big kid brains thrive on physical activity, too! Here are ten ways to get your secondary students learning on the move.

  7. Disneyland’s having its 60th anniversary party. Don’t think admin will approve a celebratory class field trip? Make it relevant with these 16 literary techniques explained by some favorite films.

  8. Looking to inspire the littlest of big thinkers? Check out these 11 books to inspire inventors and engineers and these 25 science experiments for preschoolers.

  9. In a lunchbox rut? Dig yourself out with over 50 healthy work lunchbox ideas.

  10. Think you’ve explored every corner of our state? This Arizona bucket list might just make you think twice! What would you add?


Happy resourcing! See you back in a couple weeks for our next Resource Roundup.

Heather Sparks is a writer, educator, and mom of two. An Arizona native, she holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a master’s degree in gifted education from Arizona State University.

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