Back to School Gift Ideas

Back to School Gift Ideas | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Go back to school with these creative teacher gift ideas! What a nice gesture to start off the year! Even if your school year has already started, a small gift would still be appreciated and probably be a great surprise. If you can include items that are on a classroom supply list, then that’s an extra bonus! Teachers usually have a very small supply budget and most things come out of pocket. These little gifts will definitely be appreciated!

1. DIY Pencil Vase from Love of Family …

Top Camping Activities for Kids

Top Camping Activities for Kids | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Here’s a list of fun camping activities for kids! These will help keep kids busy on your family camping trip or a fun backyard camping night. I have included camping activities, crafts, things to do around the campfire, and great camping books to read. I hope these activities will make your camping experience packed full of creativity, laughter, and a whole lot of fun! Happy camping :)

Camping Activities

Capture the Flag

Animal Tracks

Camping Scavenger Hunt For The Kids

Glow-In-The-Dark Baseball

Target Practice Game

How to Play Kick the …

Free Picturebook App

Free Picturebook App | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

I love to use this free Picturebook App to work on writing, typing, and reading skills! Kids will have so much fun designing their own books and showing them off. There are options to share the book through Facebook, email as a PDF, or share with other Picturebook users. I personally love the PDF option the best!

The app comes with pictures to use in the book. They are pretty cute and get the creativity going! Just click the add pictures on the top and drag …

Updated Tpt Resources

Updated Tpt Resources | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Summer is the time where I like to go back and update some of my older Tpt resources! Some of them just need fresh designs with newer clip art and fonts, but most of the time I add even more activities. It’s very time consuming, but it feels so good when I’m done! You can see the before and after images of the covers below. Can you tell I went through a chalkboard phase? :)

My Math Activities With Dice definitely had a face lift! I also …

Summer Goals

Summer Goals | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Here is a list of my summer goals – both for business and personal! If you’ve been around here you’ll know I love my lists. If you’re new, well now you know! This summer goals list is to keep myself accountable, but maybe you’ll like some of these ideas too for yourself. What are your summer goals? :)

Business Goals


  • Summer is usually more of my busy season for tutoring, so I need to make sure I continue to stay organized. I use my google calendar and spread …

Summer Writing Prompts

Summer Writing Prompts | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Try these 25 summer writing prompts to keep kids writing all summer long! These prompts are appropriate for grades K-5, and can be tweaked depending on skill levels. Kids could write these in a summer journal to keep their writing all in one place. Then they can take their journal outside, to the beach, on vacations, or just keep at home for rainy days.


1. Write about summer with your five senses.

2. Describe how to make a sand castle.

3. Would you rather have a break from school in the summer, or go to …

FREE Summer Reading Bingo

Free Summer Reading Bingo

This FREE summer reading bingo will encourage students to read all summer long! Throughout the summer months, kids can do any of the reading activities on the bingo board and then color them in. They can read by a flashlight, on the beach, read 3 books by the same author, read at a park, and many more! Get five in a row for a bingo! For an extra challenge, try to fill the whole board!



• Summer reading bingo directions
• 6 bingo boards in pink, orange, green, teal, …

End of the Year Activities

End of the Year Activities | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

May is going by so fast! Here is a fun list of end of the year activities to do with your students. Try some minute to win it games, do a countdown with balloons, write an end of the year parent letter, and more. These are great ways to keep learning fun to the very end!


1. 20 End of the Year Reflection Questions

2. Year-End Activity: Career Photo Collage

3. Fun End of the School Year Ideas

4. 8 Great Activities for the End of the Year

5. Count …

Teacher Appreciation Sale (May 5-6)

Teacher Appreciation Sale! | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Teachers Pay Teachers is having a Teacher Appreciation Sale just for you! Teachers, you really are the best! Whether you teach in a public school, private school, homeschool, tutor, coach, volunteer, etc., you are making a difference and you are appreciated :) I hope you can find some fabulous resources for yourself or a friend. Parents, a great way to treat some teachers this week is getting them a gift certificate to Tpt. You can do so here!

The sale starts tomorrow (May 5th) 12:01 …

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