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Moonbot Studios's "Silent" follows two street performers who dream of bringing their "Picture and Sound Show" to life. When they discover a magical contraption inside an old theatre, they embark on a cinematic adventure of sight and sound to find the audience they always wanted. Sound by sound designer Steve Boeddeker for Dolby Laboratories. ▶ Dolby Presents: Silent, a Short Film - YouTube

▶ Figurative Language in movies and commercials - YouTube

Great cartoon video made almost entirely of idioms! Fun to do right before having students pick an idiom to write with a drawing of the literal meaning, its figurative definition, and a sentence using the idiom.

Pinner said: I.LOVE.THIS!!! I am soooo going to come up with an inferring lesson for the beginning of the year! Awesome!

One Lesson at a Time: Author's Purpose Interactive Notebook Freebie

Eclectic Educating: Five Finger Retell!

Eclectic Educating: Retelling

character traits chart (free). I like how it shows opposites

Workshop Classroom: Teaching about character traits

Duct tape spiral notebooks! Why haven't I thought of this?! Those metal spirals drive me nuts.

Kristen's Kindergarten

Put the “Creative” Back in Students’ Writing

Put the “Creative” Back in Students’ Writing

Teaching Teens in the 21st: Before the School Year Begins... great ideas from Kelly Gallagher!

Teaching Teens in the 21st: Before the School Year Begins...

Printable New Year's Eve Resolutions for Kids from www.thirtyhandmad...

Printable New Year's Resolutions for Kids

Free! 20 Fun St. Patrick's Day themed Would You Rather Questions to use with your students. These are great discussion starters for when you hav...

FREE St. Patrick's Day Would You Rather Questions

Fun idea for suffixes

Smitten with First: Adverb FREEBIE and suffixes!

All About Me Bunting. Great first day of school activity. Sting together on a piece of colorful yarn and hang in class room. Template for flag on site.

All About Me Bunting!

This is a great first day/week activity for getting to know students, and they will love it because it involves candy! They randomly choose an M out of the bag, depending on the color they choose they will answer a question about themselves. If some students do not like chocolate you could use Skittles instead. 0642


First day of school home room activity

Free Back to School Ice Breaker! | Minds in Bloom ... I use a similar BINGO game as an ice breaker for the first day

Free Back to School Ice Breaker! | Minds in Bloom

Fun for kids to go through a stack of magazines to find words to describe, cut, glue. Put some students on computer to print out word art. This would be inserted into their writers notebook to be used as a seed idea later!