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Classroom Decor Ideas Anyone Can Do

August 16, 2017

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In the Classroom
Classroom Decor Ideas Anyone Can Do

If you’re yearning for a Pinterest-worthy classroom but aren’t sure if you have the time, budget, or artsy experience to make it a reality, never fear. There are plenty of quick and easy ways to add character to your classroom and give your school year a colorful start.

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4 Teacher Tips for the First Day of School

August 11, 2017

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In the Classroom
4 Teacher Tips for the First Day of School

The first day of school countdown is already on. Once you’ve decorated the classroom, worked on lesson plans, and gathered all of your room supplies, it’s time to shift gears and think about how you can get yourself into the back to school mindset. Here are several ways you can feel confident going into the first day of school:

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A High School Student’s Tips to Prepare for a Successful School Year

August 9, 2017

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A High School Student's Tips to Prepare for a Successful School Year

Mikaela S., a rising 10th grader, is taking over the blog today to share her hard-earned insight on how students can best prepare for the upcoming school year. The first week of school is both one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking times of the year. Figuring out classes, making friends, and adjusting to a new environment all happen during the first few weeks of the school year, but you can set yourself up for success with these tips to start the year off right.

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Language Arts Awards for All Grades Are Here!

Students in grades PK–1 and 9–12 can now earn prizes for their practice.

July 26, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
Language Arts Awards for All Grades Are Here!

Exciting news: we’ve recently expanded our language arts awards to our youngest learners and to high schoolers! We know how much students love receiving recognition for all of their hard work, and now, they’ll win fun, colorful prizes for all their accomplishments on IXL. Keep reading to get a peek at the new awards, then check them out on IXL.

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4 Ways to Keep Busy During the Summer

July 12, 2017

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At Home
4 Ways to Keep Busy During the Summer

The start of summer is filled with exciting opportunities, but students are probably  also familiar with the feeling of becoming bored in the middle of July. What happens when your kids have nothing to do and registration for camps and summer classes has already ended? Here are some great ideas to keep them busy until school starts!

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Three Ways to Stay on Top of Summer Reading

June 21, 2017

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At Home
Three Ways to Stay on Top of Summer Reading

You’ve probably heard that summer reading assignments are important and keep your child from falling behind before the next school year. However, you probably also know how hard it is to remember to read without the structure of school, especially when there are road trips and summer camps to be had. It’s possible to find a good balance though–here are some ways to keep track of your child’s summer reading, make it more enjoyable, and be prepared for the next school year.

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4 End-of-Year Ideas for Teachers

June 12, 2017

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In the Classroom
4 End-of-Year Ideas for Teachers

You’ve done it, teachers! You’ve made it to the end of the school year and you deserve all the rest and relaxation you can get in the coming months. But before you embrace summer with open arms, take a look at this checklist that will help you reflect on your accomplishments, glean some inspiration, and even prep for the fall.

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Stay sharp with IXL this summer!

Check out our fun activities to keep students learning all break long.

June 6, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom
Stay sharp with IXL this summer!

The long days of summer are finally here—the perfect time for exploring and learning new things. We’ve created a bunch of fun, free resources to help your students take advantage of the break and become self-motivated learners!

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Win Prizes This Summer with IXL’s Study in the Sun Summer Contest!

May 19, 2017

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At Home
Win Prizes This Summer with IXL's Study in the Sun Summer Contest!

Is it summer yet? If you’re looking forward to summer break, here’s one more thing to get excited about: IXL’s highly-anticipated Summer in the Sun contest! Join in on the fun and challenge yourself to keep learning even when school’s out. Winners will receive an awesome prize: an iPad mini!

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Teacher Appreciation Week: Our Favorite Teachers

May 11, 2017

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In the Classroom
Teacher Appreciation Week: Our Favorite Teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week is certainly cause for celebration, and though we IXLers are no longer in school, many of us have been lucky enough to be taught by educators who made a lasting impact on our lives. Read on for heartwarming stories about IXLers’ favorite teachers!

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