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Classphoto Ideas from Bits of First Grade

Sight Word Story With All 220 Dolch words! Free download!

Quiet Critters want to sit on your desk, see what you're doing, and get smarter. (Could remove them from the chatty students; those who still have their "critter" at the end of the "quiet" time could turn it in for a small reward.)

Glitter crayon tutorial - lots of great craft tutorials on this site!

Space crayons | Mini-eco

"Now Ben" to teach compare and contrast!

Literacy Spark: SS Mentor Text & Blogging Buddies Shout Out

E-MERGENCY by Tom Lichtenheld is an entertaining picture book with lots of spelling and letter-sound humor. Letter E has fallen off the stairs and has been hospitalized. Letter 'O' rolls in to take E's place in the words till E feels "bottor!" Check the complete review!

E-MERGENCY | By Tom Lichtenheld |

Pandora in the Classroom

Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!: Pandora in the Classroom

Videos Of Bucket Filling Moments to go along with the book, "Have You Filled A Bucket Today?"

Bucket Filling Moments Videos |

The Teachaholic: whiteboards! This is a cheap and quick way to make them yourself. Just buy a pack of plastic sleeves and insert card stock (paper makes it too flimsy when they display their answer). Voila! I use a ring clip to store them. EASY! You can even print lines or graph paper on the card stock if you find it useful.

The Teachaholic: More Games and Inexpensive White Boards

Take a picture of students and have them make a mask for their pictures. Add a straw and have students fill out a dive into summer story. I'm thinking info on fish

2nd Grade Shenanigans: Five for Friday...{Just pretend}


Super cute and wonderfully animated website for Jack Prelutsky - a great children's poetry author!

Jack Prelutsky | Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face

Why Your Child Can't Skip Their 20 Minutes of Reading Tonight. Reading Infographic by April Greer, via Behance Free printable for teachers to handout to parents.

Bookworms - make these to encourage reading at home this summer. really cute

Ray-Chill's World: Book Worm Bookmark Craft ~TOOoooo Cute!!

a fun way to get your kids to stop chatting.... check out the link for a cute video and little tricks on how to use it for classroom management!

Story starters - pull a starter from the jar and continue the story. Could also have a few jars with who, what, when.

Cirrus Clouds Interactive E-Book for Smart Notebook