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Such a neat idea! Straw dispenser turned into a pencil dispenser! Then the picky kids won't dig through all the pencils to find the "perfect" one! (evil laugh :)
This entire blog is pretty phenomenal, I think, in terms of the ways in which a fifth grade teacher engages her students. Specifically, this image depicts what she calls a "twitter door," on which her students can "tweet" about what they are doing/learning in class. There are obvious connections to literacy here - the writing and reading and sharing of texts. There are also implications for creating a classroom community, as students build a network of ideas to share with one another and o...
Story Bags - put a few random items in a paper bag, and kids can write creative stories about them.
Have the students make their writing "more colorful" by using paint strips. Write a boring adjective at the bottom of the paint strip on the most boring color. Give each student a paint strip and they can use a thesaurus or a word wall to think of "more colorful" words for their strip. Put the best word on the brightest part of the strip. Hang all of their strips on the door and they can use those words to help "make their writing colorful!"