Q-tip painting templates (printables) GREAT fine motor skills exercise.....that they think is just fun
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Mandy's Tips for Teachers: Five Regions of Georgia
Set up classroom transitions to music that happen automatically on your computer.
"What Note Am I?" - an ice-breaker music game.
Great idea: "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. This wall became a great motivational tool for my fifth graders!"
Classroom timeline displayed in the hallway so that parents/administrators/visitors can see what we have been up to!
Project shows how the Earth goes around the Sun and the Moon goes around the Earth.
Google Sites for Teachers 2012
Friday Journals--kids write a note on Friday to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back to their child, and the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover. Love it--a great way to practice letter writing, and to get parents involved. Helps the children ingrain what has been taught into their memory too.
friday journals - students write a note on friday to their parents telling what they learned that week, and parents write a short response back to their child, and the journal comes back monday. for every parent response, students get a sticker to add to the cover. great way to get parents involved and have students take more ownership of their learning!