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Apple Venn diagrams - a quick, easy and fun way to help students understand the concepts of comparison and contrast.

Classroom Freebies: Apple Venn Friends

Idea for teaching division

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Desk arrangement all done! This is a great idea for classrooms that have desks.

First Grade Teacher Lady: Back 2 School BLOG HOP!

Put a different colored dot on each desk in a group. When you need to have one student from each table do something, you can just simply say "Green dots, come get the papers for your table." or "Orange dots, take your table's trash to the trashcan."

Three Tiny Tips - Owl-ways Be Inspired

Marzano: "This is probably one of my favorite things for my classroom so far. It’s a little self-assessment flip chart. I have made one for each student and it will sit on the corner of their desk. It is small enough that it won’t be embarrassing for the student but it’s big enough that I can see at a glance who is having trouble with the topic and who is doing fine. I might not use it for every lesson, but I do think that if I get the kids into the habit of using the flip chart..."

What if? To start the year to introduce how to be self managers when the teacher is working with small groups.


A fun way to encourage addition math skills with cups and paper towel or toilet paper rolls.

musical chairs writing When the music stops you pick up writing where the last person left off. 10 minute intervals...or with alphabet and numbers :)

I made my classroom bookshelves out of milk crates and 2x8's. #Pin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

Peanut Butter and Homework Sandwiches teaches kids about homework expectations.

Wow... I don't how this guy figured this out, but he is a genius. Trick to multiplication tables 6X6 and above... I knew tricks for 9s, but not 6s, 7s, and 8s!!