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V - craft sticks and velcro --- I think this is a neat idea, however the previous pinner went on to comment how good they would be for making shapes and letters. That's true, but wouldn't it be SO much better for the ♥child♥ to discover what these cool materials are capable of, rather than our showing them and possibly stifling their intrinsic motivation?
Great quiet time or restaurant activity Put velcro dots on the ends of popsicle sticks. Kids can make letters or shapes over and over again.
Tot Treasures: Easy and fun DIY
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
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? www.Calder.org
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.
The 70 Best Apps For Teachers And Students - Edudemic
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)
constellation sewing cards. S is for space
Fantastic Easy Craft Ideas for Kids
Paper Airplane Target practice. We are doing this today!
Sewing Mama RaeAnna: Paper Airplane Party
Alphabet Letters for Classroom Bulletin Boards, Projects & Word Work Activities
Bright and Cherry Letters (like Die Cut, but better). Use these fun Alphabet Letters for Classroom Bulletin Boards, Title Headers, LIVE Spelling, Word Sorts, Alphabet Centers (35+ ideas hyperlinks of ways to use them).
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! :)
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.
Everyone gets a square with a quarter circle, this is the end result.
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.
"Quotes" for Teachers
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! :)