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In the news magazines for box in your classroom library...You don't have to teach current events to make students knowledgable about what's going on in the world. This would be a great option for when students finish an activity early.

Funky First Grade Fun: literacy

FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE IN A MUSICAL VIDEO~ Teach hyperbole, simile, and more using these visual clips.

Forever in Fifth Grade: Five For Friday-Play Swat the Vocab before your next vocabulary quiz!

Forever in Fifth Grade: Five For Friday

Checklist of procedures for the beginning of school. When you look at this list, it's no wonder it seems like it takes forever to get around to teaching content!

Mandy's Tips for Teachers: Procedures, Procedures

Bookmark for interactive perfect is this?

Science Notebooks | Kristen's Kindergarten

I would need to change for junior high but I love this idea for I go over the syllabus the first few days of school... Would definitely help them pay attention!

The {4th Grade} Journey: Back to School Freebie!

End of the Year Book Exchange to Build a Summer Collection of Books

Elementary School Garden: End of Year Book Exchange

Great stations to put on during class

Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!: Pandora in the Classroom

Role Playing Scenarios to Introduce POV

POINT OF VIEW for grades 3-6

Figure me out math activity! Great for getting to know/beginning of the year! (Picture only)

One article, four purposes for close reading! Blog post about getting students to notice main ideas, text structure, author's purpose, summarize and write opinion essays all with only ONE article. #wildaboutfifthgrade

Wild about fifth grade: Close Reading For So Many Purposes!

This colorful chevron themed BUNDLE of Common Core ELA academic vocabulary word wall cards is perfect for display in any 3rd through 6th grade or multi-level classroom. This word wall set was created based on the 3rd - 6th grade word lists developed by the Common Core State Standards and contains ALL words from the Reading Literature, Informational Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening and Language strands. This is a MEGA bundle for a reasonable price! $

ELA Common Core Word Wall 3rd-6th BUNDLE - Chevron

Great idea! Maybe add a no cost prize after a certain number of ten extra minutes of time etc.

Just Reed: Ten Pin Linky Week Two: Classroom Management

“Whooo’s been good” is a little surprise jar ...maybe use as a punch card reward...when you get 5 punches you get a prize!

Whooo’s Been Good? – Fun Kid’s Reward System | A Spotted Pony

Grade anchor chart

Buzzing With Mrs. McClain: Pin Up Thursdays Linky Party (May 29)