Confessions of a Teaching Junkie: The BEST First Day Ever!
Hands-on investigation for learning how to understand time
Learning Ideas - Grades K-8: Place Value Toss Game
Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes". Students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card. Students are then given the medium sized card and have to take the information from the large card and condense it onto the medium sized card. Finally, students are given the small card and must take the information from the medium sized card and condense it further onto the small card. Great way for students to get to the main point/idea!
Math Activities by grade level (2nd - 4th)
This website is genius...it's completely dedicated to bulletin boards...teachers I have found the holy grail...
For all my teacher friends-repin!!! Books listed by reading strategy - inferring, synthesizing, making connections, etc.
Everyone gets a square with a quarter circle, this is the end result
Have the kids make their own faces from construction paper and they can use string/yarn for hair! Make sure to explain that when they put their face on the wall it means they are going to keep the class promise all year! One change I would possibly make to this would be to have the kids put their faces on the board so it can be like they were signing it. Just an idea. But i love this!
Class Promise poster.
I wish someone would have taught me this a long time ago so I would remember gallons, quarts, pints, and cups! For the visual learner