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This is an example of a student created project for extra credit. It's called a chickee (Native American home).

On the first day of school I write my kids a letter telling about myself, and then their task is to write a letter back to me. It gives the kids something simple to do while I deal with parents, school supplies and any other first day hiccups. The letters are really fun to read, and I save to look at again at the end of the year, it’s amazing to see their growth.

Yeehaw! The first day of school | Confessions of a Nerdy Teacher

Ideas for encouraging positive behavior in your class.

freebie friday and good character bingo

ohmohamed [licensed for non-commercial use only] / 5th Grade Interactive Notebook

Using the O-W-I strategy from Nonfiction Reading Power

Anchor chart for drawing conclusions (picture only)

Text Proof for Stone Soup….Great to use with any book!

Character Traits ORGANIZER - 3 traits with explanation and evidence from the text

THIRTY-EIGHT Common Core RL.3 Character Analysis Task Cards that actually TEACH students how to analyze characters. This document covers so much! The two games teach students character traits. The 38 task cards teach students character analysis strategies and provides practice with analyzing character thinking, motive, actions and character growth too! Common Core Made Easier! $5

Kids write an essay a month...great graphic organizers to keep them on track and then they end up with a coherent essay at the end of it all! Love it!!!

Teaching in Room 6: Essay of the Month

Incredible video of the Pilgrims.Michael Douglas and other well known people contribute to this video. Remember to always preview videos before showing them in class.

Reading Response Starters for journals :) not as much on it for a first grade version would be good.