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EVERYONE needs a good collection of comprehension questions listed in plain sight!!!

"Meet the Teacher" Night ~ One of my favorite ideas is that she has parents write a note to their child. Then, she puts the notes on their desks for them to find on the first day of school!

Second Grade Style: Open House & Getting Organized

Did they learn anything? Questions and prompts with language from the learning framework to quickly assess students' learning

April | 2013 | An Ethical Island

What a fun writing prompt! "This morning I turned on the faucet to brush my teeth and you'll never guess what I saw..."

Meanwhile in an alternate dimension…

Fifth Grade Earth & Space Science Activities: Experiment with "Quicksand"

Experiment with "Quicksand"

MAIN IDEA~ Each bag has a unified group of items. Students unpack bag and write down the main idea and "supporting details." Great hands-on activity!

The Teacher in Me: Main Idea and Supporting Details Fun Activity

pinterest back to school goody bags | School / Back to School Survival Kit - put in a cute treat bag and ...

I want to revise this and make goody bags for my girls for their first day of school! Great idea :)

Everyday Love: Teacher

Story grammar foldable for readers notebook @Kimberly Peterson Peterson Peterson Peterson Peterson Graf Askew

Desk arrangement all done! This is a great idea for classrooms that have desks.

First Grade Teacher Lady: Back 2 School BLOG HOP!

This cooperative learning project for World War II has students read about 7 key battles and create engaging radio news segments just like Americans would have heard in the 1940's! Everything you need to complete this fun, creative lesson is included! My students have made some incredibly entertaining reports over the years, complete with sound effects and fantastic old-time accents! Can be presented in class or recorded and turned into podcasts or MP3s based on your technology resources.

Battles of World War II Radio Show Project

Where was this anchor chart in August!?!? Would have saved me a lot of patience!

Writing Prompt: One day you find this tiny door at a corner of your bedroom. What do you do? Who uses that door? Where does the door lead?

Vem bor här? – HOH

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Ready or Not...Meet the Teacher! -- This is such a cute idea and what better way to interact with parents than giving! I know when I am given things I feel like I'm actually doing something right/good. I think this would be a great way to get the parents involved and to feel like they're a part of the classroom as well. 3370

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