You can order a box of books from this site for $19.99. They will range from toddler to young adult books. Each box contains approximately 150 books (give or take). You can also order more age/grade specific books, but it costs a bit more. There is now an advisory on their site that due to high demand, boxes may not ship for up to 5 weeks, but for $19.99, that's a small price to pay :)
Simile Rainbow - here's a quick lil simile review or introduction- depending on which grade level you teach
How to Be Successful in Your First Year of Teaching Elementary School: Everything You Need to Know That They Don't Teach You in School
Habit #2 - They wrote theirs hopes and dreams in balloons and attached a picture of themselves soaring with them. Make "Oh the Places You Go" Bulletin Board!
Wonderful Idea for Teaching "How to take Tests" : a Test Taking Foldable. Read the blog to see the explanations of the flaps. They are great!
A VERY WISE WOMAN once told me that if you're working extra hours as a teacher, it doesn't necessarily mean that you're a better teacher - it might mean that you don't manage your time well. I can always use new tips to WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER, because I work many, many extra hours every week!!! ( I bet a lot of this can be used by other-than-teachers! Good find, I'm sure)
Learn how to do the Sid Shuffle as your favorite Ice Age character teaches you the moves to the coolest dance craze sweeping the globe. And don't forget to see Ice Age: Continental Drift - in theaters July 13. http://www.facebook.com/IceAge http://www.iceagemovie.com/ http://www.twitter.com/IceAge
Assessments for each common core standard for 2nd grade
AWESOME!! Literacy AND Numeracy Anchor Charts and heaps of great links to other teacher blogs. Fabulous!!! :)