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Do-It-Yourself Sundial~ This simple yet effective sundial was made by placing a pencil in a ball of clay. Every hour a stone was placed to mark time. The sundial in the picture goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check out this fun blog post, and more at Otherwise Educating!

Otherwise Educating: Sundial

Free 5 page printable on Texas State Symbols and The Legend of the Bluebonnet

Texas: Legend of the Bluebonnet

sculpting a cone, great for teaching about 3D shapes

sculpting a cylinder

sculpting a cube

The Classroom Key: Sculpting 3D Shapes

Teacher Tip: Number Twister for teaching numbers & place value!

Nicole & Eliceo: Math Tip: Number Twister Cups

Quick Lime Cilantro Chicken

Quick Lime Cilantro Chicken | Inspired Dreamer

Writing hooks

A Literate Life - Anchor Charts

The Science Penguin: Properties of Matter Lesson Ideas

The Science Penguin: The Science Penguin's Science Plans Week 4

Easy organization for Meet the Teacher

Peace, Love, and First Grade: Meet the Teacher

Laminate and use a dry-erase marker on the "sticky notes". Use for writing or summarizing narratives.

FREE Getting to Know You Back to School Paper Quizzers Cootie Catchers) - This paper quizzer (cootie catcher) is a fun activity for students to get to know each other at the beginning or any time of the year. Color and B&W copies are included along with Spanish versions.

Holly Cow Batman! Great video modeling close reading in the elementary grades!!!! EXCELLENT! Common Core Literacy: Close Reading Strategies with Informational Text on Vimeo

Oil paintings {yes, paintings!} by New York based artist Alyssa Monks – I am in complete awe, I am a little bit scared, and I am kinda in the mood for a bath… while wearing red lipstick. Hm, or perhaps a steamy shower instead:

The Jealous Curator /// curated contemporary art

21st Century IT - Jennifer D. Bosavage - Infographic: Computer Science Is Where the Jobs Are