Elementary Classroom Ideas
rainbow writing (did something similar to this with the alphabet when one of my nanny charges were in kindergarten --- except they picked the color traced the letter 3 times, said the letter name and sound(s), repeated with at least 4 other colors), so I love this for learning spelling words. Could make writing them so much more fun and exciting.
rainbow writing roll and spell freebie
SECOND Grade I CAN STUDENT CHECKLIST for Common Core Math Standards 2nd grade
This 15 page document includes: -a cover that students can color -a checklist with each of the Math Common Core State Standards written into stud...
Classroom management. This is actually a really cool idea. It would really help during study hall attendance when 6 kids came to you with a note to go to another class! I can coordinate the numbers with my cell phone storage numbers too.
Where are we? Classroom door sign! Dollar store pizza sheet and clip art with magnets!!!
Inferencing in just 1 minute, fun site.
Writing in salt (this site has Montessori & Montessori-inspired activities).
reading tracker...the amazing power of googly eyes
Sentence Surgery…laminated unedited sentence strips, bandaid strips for ending punctuation, small round bandages for commas and quotations, tongue depressors to mark capitalization, and ‘Emergency Kit’ paper bags w/ red cross on them (to keep surgery supplies). Can be adjusted to use K-6…the kids loved it!
Did you see these super cute jellyfish on page 122 in our August issue? Lisa Storms and her son Owen made them from paper plates. They are really easy to make! Here’s how: Paint the bottom of a paper bowl with watercolors. Trim eyes from cardstock using kid-friendly scissors. Don’t have cardstock on hand? Draw [...]
Make your own jellyfish. Ocean theme
Toss and Answer Muffin Tins: Just put some words in a muffin tin and have the child toss a ball or bean bag into the tray, and then read that word. growingbookbybook...