This blog posts tells you how to make a "mini-lesson" that is only ten minutes long! I believe this concept could be applied to any subject.
Dollar Tree find... facial cleansers as whiteboard erasers
QR Codes... for the classroom? What are they? How do I use them? How do I use them in the classroom? Why Should I use them?
Differentiate homework & give students choice... Students choose when to do deliberate practice in math 20 min. [review (meet expectations) or take on a challenge (exceed expectations), & in literacy [write for 60 min./week & read for 60 min./week.] Logging what they have done & showing their progress to the teacher throughout the week is mandatory.
Dr. Jean & Friends Blog: Will so be doing this next year! Put shoes on tables so when kiddos finish their work early they can practice tying shoes
Use shower curtain liner, permanent markers.. and then kids write with dry/wet erase markers. INSIDE RECESS
Use Vista Print to make Teacher Stamps!
Use shower curtain hooks to hang chart under board
Check out the second version of our 2013 mascot bracket. Have fun filling these out on Saturday and enjoy this weekend's games.
really like the break down of the objective board
Great list of Morning Meeting activities to do with students.
Great post on the meaning/purpose/reality of homework and using the Universal Homework Model. In this model students and parents are encouraged to engage in reading, writing, and math at home, and are rewarded the more they do (and not doing it, when it may be out of a child's control, is never a punishment...)
3rd Grade Thoughts: Universal Homework Model: Star Homework