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Their goal was to understand what a character looks like on the inside and the outside.  Before writing about characters in a book, they wrote about themselves!

I think this woud go well with teaching student how to be good citizens as well as students....Great way to establish class behavior expectations at beginning of the year.

Free printable vintage alphabet

Graffiti - Middle School Art - a good "welcome back" project for next year?

Why K-12 schools are failing by not teaching SEARCH

cause and effect chain

technology rocks. seriously.: School Signs

21st Century Icebreakers: 11 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology | TeachBytes

Problem losing pencils in your classroom? First day I lost 12 out of 20, after making these I have gained pencils somehow! Just tell your students you're not leaving class until they are all back.

Google's Newspaper Archives {Social Studies Mentor Text}

10 fun ways to applaud classmates. Ways for the class as a community to celebrate a student's work

Accommodation Checklist - helpful visual when thinking about accommodating a student

Annotating Text - This is a good reading strategy to teach when you want them to 'dig' into the passage. We use this strategy quite a bit

A chart to organize classroom expectations. Very quick and easy way to set expectations. AIH means Academic Intervention Hour"

Executive Functioning: A list of 8 executive functions.

88 Depth and Complexity Task cards for any novel, picture book, anthology story, etc. Can be used in grades 4-10+!

FREE and fun "getting to know you" activities for the first week of school.

Meaningful experiences create connections. Yes !! This article reinforces what I have tried to do with my students and kids over the years.

GRUDGEBALL and other unique review games!