Tissue paper stained glass - from The Artful Parent. Can't wait to try this on my classroom windows! :)
Tissue Paper Stained Glass Craft for Kids - The Artful Parent
5 Retelling Activities to Increase Our Youngest Readers' Story Comprehension - Meaning Matters. Apparently retelling is better than questions to gauge comprehension. Green bead = beginning. Red bead = end. Blue beads are story components in the middle. Have kids slide a bead from right to left as they retell the story. Love this idea!
Retelling Bracelet: Children slide a green bead as they tell the beginning, 3 random colored beads for details from the middle and a red bead for the ending. Handy!
A Practical Guide to Implementing Social and Behavioral IEP Goals: Elementary
“A Practical Guide to Implementing Social and Behavioral IEP Goals: Elementary Version” contains resources and materials for writing, implementing and documenting social and behavioral IEP goals and includes a list of links to free downloadable curriculum materials and teacher resource sites (K-12 and secondary versions also available.) $
FEBREEZE is the secret to cleaning stubborn dry erase boards. Spray the board and wipe, it also helps "recondition" old dry erase boards.
Easy tip for cleaning the whiteboard
great list of apps
27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learn...
Kindness Wreath: Add a ribbon for each act of kindness you catch a student doing throughout the year.
How do we Teach Kindness?
CREATE RANDOM GROUPS~ Put colored plastic bracelets into a paper bag and have kids select one.
25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers
"Buddy Bench" playground idea. Kids who want to play or talk with someone sit on the bench and others know to make an effort to include them
Buddy bench at Roundtown Elementary to help foster friendships
Each has "To Grade" on one side, then "Graded" on the other, so all I have to do is flip it over and clip it back on. I can also use these in my hanging file box to clip on the front of the folder if I store them that way. DIY - Teaching idea...organizing school papers.