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Butterfly method for adding and subtracting fractions...genius! Why didn't someone teach me this way?

Instant Data As we went over each question, I had students color in the square if they had that question wrong. Once we were done with the test, I took each strip and taped them to a manilla folder. INSTANT data!!! I did not have to plug numbers into a computer. I can clearly see that question 9 is one I really need to go over.

Love this idea: buying plastic picture frames to hold Station directions!

Pinner said, "I put a box like this on my desk last year and it was ALWAYS full of notes, stories and drawings from my kids. If they began to tell a story during a lesson I'd say "oh! box!" This way I heard the story AND kept the lesson going" Good idea!

Great way to showcase student work: each child has a clipboard and chooses which work they want to publish. What I really like is that there is a bookcase in front of it so the work doesn't get destroyed by kids walking by (like it did in my room ;) )

This is a prediction pail I use when introducing a new story. Click to download my free Prediction printable for the pail.

For all my teacher friends...Recipe for success- first day of school activity. So actually made me tear up when reading the recipe for success! Doing this for sure!

Students create a T-shirt design inspired by the book they read. Coolest book reports ever! Lots of great examples.

to help ease my kiddos into the routine, I made a large laminated poster that I fill out as the kids are filling theirs’ out. We are not doing every component of this just yet. I just filled it out for the sake of the picture :)

75 FUN Ways to Practice Spelling - writing & fine motor, gross motor, oral, games & online fun! Make learning those spelling words fun, meaningful and memorable!

Math Games! Teachers are the most giving people! All the needed materials for FREE!