Hmmm... Don't waste time sifting through piles of worksheets - save yourself the headache and create a master book, a tool that organizes all your papers and keeps them all in one place. Tackle your mound of papers by sorting through each one, tossing what you dont need and keeping one copy of every important worksheet. Place them in a 3-ring binder with dividers for each month.
I love having students think differently for "All About Me" activities, especially the older kids. This is perfect for middle school. Find a song, embed it on their website, find the lyrics, make a wordcloud, use it with an activity in Language Arts... lots of possibilities
Critical thinking skills are what we want our students to develop. Without these skills we can not guarantee a sound and effective education that will enable our kids to seamlessly blend in tomorrow 's job market. Therefore, it is our responsibility as teachers and educators to fully understand the components of this set of skills in order to better focus on them in our instruction.
Love this! Maybe do this outside class door and change the theme each month. Idiom, simile, personification, etc...maybe even grammar. Maybe offer extra credit for edit/revision of the week...or if kids bring in something with a typo/punctuation mistake.