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These planners are wonderful! Lots of calendar options along with adding additional note pages. And, it is cheaper than the popular life planner! Excellent quality paper, too. Love it!

When you enter this classroom... teacher school gift end of the year christmas teacher appreciation thank you classroom sign. $18.00, via Etsy.

This has some good ideas for involving students in class. Sometimes it can lead to an awkward silence as the teacher tries to get participation from unwilling students, though, as I've seen in some of my classes. *cough cough*

Investigate site for grammar ideas. This one uses paint chips for contractions. Also one for compound words.

This is a good idea to keep your students on track with writing their name on their paper. It seems that once this got ingrained in them that they would be automatically checking for their name with out having to highlight it. This seems like it would take away a lot of the teachers work of having to figure out what paper belongs to whom. ZM

The infographic is all about verbs, that is, the things you can do with an iPad. Those actions include showing your screen on a projector, managing the classroom, assessing student work, interacting with students, accessing your files, making instructional media, and expanding professional learning.

Here's a nice post on setting up interactive notebooks in social studies. Includes a TERRIFIC download of ideas for the student output (reflection) side of the notebook.

Classroom ideas App from Scholastic...I don't have a smart phone but I think this looks neat.

Have students bring in any food box or item to hang up on the board, then have them figure out in coins how much each costs. Great for young students who are just learning about the value of money.

Walking the number line. Cool idea for introducing adding and subtracting on a number line. Could also be adapted for teaching integers to older students.

K-2 How-To (Procedural Writing) Graphic Organizers and Published Writing Templates {Common Core Aligned} I created and use these graphic organizers as part of my 4 week writer’s workshop unit while teaching my students how to write "How-To" informative/explanatory texts. Please check out my preview!

A Must See Visual Featuring The 5 Levels of Student Engagement ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

From Buzzing with Ms. B: Chart to help teachers with students who have specific reading decoding difficulties.

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Rise and Shine Binder I love this idea for organizing independent morning work. Would also work well with independent kiddos at home on summer mornings!

27 Ways To Make Sure Students Pay Attention In Class. Or second language learners. Or my son, who often isn't paying attention.

Jeopardy generator that can be used with SmartBoard or projected from a computer. I like how this one keeps the score on the side!

These 7 Habits bookmarks make great gifts for parents or students at the beginning of the year! Parents may not be familiar with the 7 Habits their...

7 Must-Read Tips for Elementary Education Teaching Internship Students Here are 7 steps on how to survive a teaching internship. I found it to be very useful, a fun read, and something that I will be checking again before student teaching. Cassandra Wesner