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great for scientific method

The Four Part Apology; how to help your students learn to apologize.

Emmy Mom--One Day at a Time: The Four Part Apology

This could be super fun for beginning of the year!

All About Me Pennant

Stinky Feet! My students' favorite review game!

Teaching In The Fast Lane: Making Test Prep Fun 5-Stinky Feet

Students work as a class to earn parts for Mr. Potato Head. They earn a class party when he gets put together.

2nd Grade Rocks!: Parts may come and go!

Watch your pulse... Insert a toothpick into a marshmallow and watch your heartbeat.

What the Teacher Wants!: Science Experiments for Elementary

Chevron Themed Classroom Newsletter! Can be customized for any classroom. Only $1

Classroom Newsletter - Chevron

After School Routine Checklist. You will be a better teacher if you do this each day. CW

Middle School Math Rules!: After School Routine Checklist

Cool! print on paper bag instructions. Think of all the awesome party favor bags you could do!

Neat bulletin board idea for posting pictures throughout the year I might even change the title to "Classagram" or something?

Draw The Line At: instagram bulletin board

Instead of a parking lot-- Wonder wall - you know when you're in the middle of something and you kid asks a question that you just don't know the answer to? Add it to your wonder wall so you can come back to it at a more appropriate time!---and that's how we can get off in a tangent, I'm thinking poster board size, great idea to encourage wonderings without interrupting the current lesson.

Totally Terrific in Texas: FREE Computer Choice Cards --These are incredible!

Totally Terrific in Texas: Computer Choices

Create 'badges' for different can earn a badge when they read in that genre or reach a goal in that genre. Neat idea.

Motivating Literacy: Digital Badges in the School Library

For writing...The six traits are: Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency and Conventions. The trait of Conventions is just naturally woven into our school year.

Inside The Classroom: Mentor Texts For Writer's Workshop

Great Blog! Look at Student Discussion section.

Stations for meet the teacher night

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Ready or Not...Meet the Teacher!

Teaching Word-Work to Upper Elementary in the Daily Five System

How I Teach Word-Work or Spelling

Book Speed Dating :). First library trip? First few days of school with classroom library? ... Interesting idea.

Collaborative posters: Each student has one colored marker. Students are not allowed to swap colors with other students. Teacher can assess at a glance who contributed what to the activity.

Bond with James: Collaborative Poster

First week of school ideas (for older grades) -- great teaching blog to follow as well

First Week of School | Confessions of a Nerdy Teacher

make your parent handbook stand out. put a magnet strip on the back for easy fridge sticking.

Book Tasting. This could be fun for the beginning of the year. Have the kids "taste" different books and fill in their reading notebook with what books they want to read that year.

If you have a smartboard, you NEED to read this!!! 21 Essential Smartboard Tips- like dual displays who knew! I'll have to look over this better later!

Diagram comparing and contrasting concave versus convex concepts with respect to mirrors and lenses.