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Fun and motivating way to help students learn their math facts! Could be done with addition/subtraction for younger kiddos.

Using I CAN Math games in your classroom!

The Primary Gal: I Heart Math Centers {I Can Math Games}

Have a puzzle that has missing pieces? Thanks to Lisa’s Craft Blog, here are two ornaments to consider making from those no-longer-complete puzzle sets. (Click through to Lisa’s blog for more info.) See also: Earlier Unconsumption post on making puzzle-piece “angel” ornaments here, and additional holiday-oriented posts here.

What do writers write? Nice visual to display ideas generated in initial writing lessons.

Story Posters {Free}

Teaching Blog Addict: Teacher Feature:{A Year of Many Firsts}

This is a great website! There are over 150 digital books! ALL FREE!

Magic Tree House Books Interactive Website for Kids

Raki's Rad Resources: Make More of Magic Tree House Books

Discussion tables. Pick a passage from a book you are reading {read aloud, book club book, etc.} and glue it to the center of bulletin board paper and have the students write their thoughts about the passage and respond to their classmates. This Would also be cool for math problem solving!

26 pages of FREE Word Work Activities. Perfect for centers! Can be used over and over :)

Freebie {Word Work Activities}

It is Art Day!: Kandinsky Trees

It is Art Day!: Kandinsky Trees

Futuristic Architecture lesson, 5th and 6th

Futuristic City Line Drawing Art Project

Writing Prompt: What would your life be like if you lived here? Entire website of Photographs to use as writing prompts!

Bond's Neighbour - Worth1000 Contests

All about me art and writing activity

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: art projects

Monday, January 27 is Family Literacy Day (Canada). If you are looking for solid ideas for sharing classroom literacy activities with parents and families, a great place to start is Jane Baskwill's Books as Bridges. Here are four activities from Jane's book to help get young children excited about language, books, and reading.

Tools to help you level your classroom library

Students select two unfamiliar and interesting words from their own reading. After becoming "expert" or "master" of these words students design a card which provides a series of clues so that a partner (who does not know the secret words) can guess the words.

BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: Balanced Literacy Diet

something cute to put gift cards in or use for name tags.

I dig your hard work... I dig your friendship... I dig your service, birthday, you, ect,... This is too cute.

Symmetry Art Project: Funky Witch Feet with oil pastels and water colors by Art Projects for Kids

Art Projects for Kids: Funky Witch Feet