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10 books to teach kids about diversity. Students need to understand and accept everyone's differences.

10 Children's books that teach diversity

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10 Montessori-Inspired Design Ideas. Several of these would make our school room more efficient.

10 Montessori-Inspired Design Ideas for Kids' Rooms - ParentMap

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While students are working problems, walk around the room with a handful of green pens. When someone finishes the problems correctly, they get a green star and a green pen. Now they are qualified to coach and star papers for other students, and so on, until everyone is done.

Painters tape, then double stick tape to hang posters and such without peeling paint off walls or putting thumbtack holes in walls. SUCH a clever idea!

the double stick/painters tape trick - Picnics Under the Moon

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INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK: 85 BLANK ACCORDION TEMPLATE. These will add to the tools you have to help you make interesting interactive notebooks. All templates come as high resolution PNG images with transparent background as well as editable PowerPoint images as well.

Teach Junkie: 26 Fun and Memorable End of the School Year Celebration Ideas - Screamin' Good Year

this is the most overwhelming, extremely helpful first week of school blog

Fun in First Grade: 1st Day of School Tips comprehensive list some things I need to remember.

Fun in First Grade: 1st Day of School Tips

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Classroom Organization: Line Up Chants and Calendar Time Songs: I need to adapt this to my content strands for middle school, but I think it will be a great teaching strategy

Classroom Organization: Line Up Chants and Calendar Time Songs

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End of year students gift. Super cute! Love the idea of acronyms of the name! Simple way to make it personal!

Last day of first grade photo ideas! What a wonderful keepsake!

Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations: Classroom Photo Ideas

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The kids add a sticker every time they get a 100% on their spelling tests. As you can see from the sticker chart, we went from less that 50% of the kids achieving a 100% to almost 100% once we started keeping track of the data! The other charts consist of Excel graphs made up of various pieces of classroom data. The post-it notes on the graphs are the students thinking in regards to the data. Love the idea of a data board!

Great tool for helping parents understand what their children are doing in the Montessori classroom.