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This is a super cool idea! Put some objects in the bag, and let kids pull one out to tell the next part of the story! Some kids would REALLY look forward to this!

Serendipity from Jewels : Story Bags

List of Children's Books that Focus on Empathy and Acceptance. Great list from Homegrown Friends!

10 Children's Books that Teach Acceptance and Empathy

Orbiting Planets - Red Ted Art's Blog

SHIVERY snow paint is easy to make and SO FUN! Kids can create snowmen and other works of art that dry puffy and are COLD to the touch.

Shivery Snow Paint Recipe ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose

LEGO Word Family Sorting ~ Don't just sort words on paper! Sort them with DUPLO LEGO bricks. They are hands-on and very colorful! | This Reading Mama

LEGO Word Family Sorting

Alexander Calder's Stabiles (standing sculptures) and then made our own using poster board paper. I found the card stock to be too thin to stand. We used red, yellow, and black because those were colors Calder tended to use in his work. We also reviewed his life and viewed a few of his Mobiles. Did you know Calder made his first sculptures at eleven years old?

Paper Sculpture | Crafts | Spoonful

Cover all the grade 4 writing personal narrative standards and much more with this month-long personal narrative/memoir unit of study! There are also units available in grades 3, 5, and 6. The unit includes 40 lessons (20 for reading and 20 for writing) complete with CCSS, descriptive details, and chart examples for every lesson. A book list of read-alouds is suggested for each reading lesson. There are tons of reproducibles and descriptions of both workshops in this 92 page resource!

Higher Level Thinking BBD: teacher provides an answer & students come up with the question. Another great idea to share with my math people to incorporate literacy into math.

Be the Change. What a cool idea for a bulletin board. Kids could hold up signs of things they would love to change (pollution, bullying, economy, cure for cancer, etc)

Earth Science Unit - lots of hands-on activities to teach how fold mountains are formed, plate movement and earthquakes, and the layers of Earth.

The Homeschool Den: Earth Science Unit

Paper Airplane Target practice. We are doing this today!

Sewing Mama RaeAnna: Paper Airplane Party

Use Paint chips and binder rings to make a booklet of powerful verbs and adjectives. Save that precious wall space!

Mrs. Kelly's Klass: Giveaways, Sales, and FALL.. OH MY! :)

happy girls...swaps No directions that I could find- looks like thin jute arms and legs, small wooden bead, and two pieces of felt for the body.

Frozen Vinegar A Preschool / Kindergarten activity that uses cold, sensory. SC.1.28 Use vocabulary that indicates understanding of scientific principles (e.g., sink, float, melt, solid, liquid). SC.1.37 Focus eyes on small objects and reach for them.

Definitely want to make a brochure like this because open house is such a hectic time! Lots of great ideas for open house on this blog!

Smiling in Second Grade: Open House

Love all of this guy's Interactive Notebook Ideas. Love this idea- print questions for a story on a vertical strip. Students glue in Notebooks and answer questions in complete sentences to the side. The Middle School Mouth: Interactive Notebooks - Again

The Middle School Mouth: Interactive Notebooks - Again

Need a quote for an assignment, newsletter, or inspiration? Check out this site that has quotes chosen especially for the classroom - nothing inappropriate or irrelevant. Makes it way easier to find the quote YOU need.

What a great idea to organize meals for the week! I'll be incorporating everyone in the house onto one sheet to make it easier! :)