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To hand out in the beginning of the semester, so I have a better idea as to how to differentiate for each class and what works best for each student.

Student Surveys: Beginning, Middle, & End of Year: Grades 2-12 (FREE)! These three FREE surveys are perfect for any teacher who really wants to know what his/her students are thinking and expecting about school in the upcoming semester.

So much fun!!TONS of teaching activities using Post-it notes. Ideas by teachers!

Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes". Students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card. Students are then given the medium sized card and have to take the information from the large card and condense it onto the medium sized card. Finally, students are given the small card and must take the information from the medium sized card and condense it further onto the small card. Great way for students to get to the main point/idea!

Adjectives Song - catchy chorus (warning: it will stick in your head all day long)

to restore dry erase boards that are hard to erase: spray a clean board with wd40, wipe dry with paper towels. the wd40 fills in the dried pores of the board that hold in marker ink, making it easier to erase.

Writing Prompt: What would your life be like if you lived here? Entire Pinboard of Photographs to use as writing prompts!