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How I INTRODUCE My Classroom Library [Part Four in the Classroom Library Series]

Rewards to recognize good behavior. They draw a tile and place it wherever they want. When the prize is completely spelled, the class gets that reward. An Educators Life: Rewards Made Easy

An Educator's Life: Rewards Made Easy

Interesting idea for math stations... Nice way to display the information so everyone knows where they should be and what they should be doing.

Planning for a sub was one of these "hard way, easy way" lessons that I eventually learned. But, I really wished someone would have given me directions to the easy way much earlier in my career! I shared a few tips to make sub planning quicker and easier. paid

Runde's Room: Math Journal Sundays - Decimal Numbers Doing this with my kids on Tuesday!

Runde's Room: Math Journal Sundays - Decimal Numbers

1 sheet, 6 riddles Directions: Solve the riddles by making inferences about the clues.

Spooky Inference Riddles 2 - Halloween Printable for ELA

Great blog for 5th grade science. 5th Grade Language Standard: 4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiplemeaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. a. Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase

The Science Penguin

Figurative Language Sort! Great idea for getting kids to think about different fig lang ideas

Teaching With a Mountain View: Figurative Language Review

Wow! The students are really engaged! Free! Cause and Effect activity to go with the book, "Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type".

10 Things Teachers Should Track in their Classroom-important list to keep in mind with the new school year approaching and with keeping teacher evaluations in mind.

HoJos Teaching Adventures: Document, Document, Document!

Lots of cute Owl inspired ideas in this well organized classroom

My Classroom 2011-2012

Writing 1 This is another visual aid that will help students to visualize where they are in the writing process. There is a clothesline the students clip their clothes hanger with their name on it onto that shows where they are in the process. The different steps are also detailed so the student knows exactly what they should have done to achieved that step.

The Life and Times of Kimberly Moore: Bulletin Boards

Persuasive writing anchor chart

Love this! Maybe do this outside class door and change the theme each month. Idiom, simile, personification, etc...maybe even grammar. Maybe offer extra credit for edit/revision of the week...or if kids bring in something with a typo/punctuation mistake.

Language Arts Anchor Charts

DO THIS. Worksheets: Hyperbole Story I'm going to use this to teach them how to make a story more interesting.

Hyperbole Story

A great visual to explain plate tectonics and the formation of volcanoes and mountains. So many other engaging (and easy to replicate) Earth science activities on her site!

The Homeschool Den: Earth Science Unit

Great idea to keep track of Missing Work. Students take their post-it off and attach it to their late work. Picture only

Taking a Zero: Reinforcing student responsibility and giving them ownership in the process of improving their work habits.

Weird Is Cool in Middle School: Take Ten! Classroom Rules!

"Everybody is Somebody" Back to School Bulletin Board

inspire. love. learn.: Everybody is Somebody

Paper Chair: Engineering Challenge Project ~ Great STEM Activity! $

Paper Chair: Engineering Challenge Project ~ Great STEM Activity!

Her First Day of School is great! She provides a plan and some wonderful activities!'s written for middle school, which is so hard to find!

Middle School Math Rules!: Icebreakers