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Sunflowers Hand Sculptures Materials: - Paper Plates (one for each child) - Black Tempera Paint - Paintbrushes - Brown Tissue Paper - Yellow Construction Paper - Scissors - Glue

Art. Paper. Scissors. Glue!: Sunflowers and Sculptures

Primary Possibilities: Teachers Love Ikea, could use dish drying mats?

Primary Possibilities: Teachers Love Ikea

Without enough time to go all out decorating on the outside of the house, this is a cute jumping point to ensure we have adorably dressed trick or treaters.

For kids who are easily distracted or overwhelmed by amount of work... mind. blown. This has worked with my most distracted kiddo!! I am SO glad I found this!!

Paper plate birds (make a class mobile)

Paper Plate Bird Craft for Kids - Easy and SO Cute!

Use velcro to secure a Power Strip to the leg of desk / table to keep cords off the floor or in a tangled mess at your feet - very clever!

Organizing Made Fun: 31 Days of Organizing Fun: Day #29 -- Velcro

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Fall Poem/Song for Preschool, Kindergarten, & First Grade

Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag! We did this as a Science experiment in 2nd grade. I will never forget it :)

Buggie and Jellybean: What we ate Wednesday. {Ice Cream in a Bag}

Letter walk: walk around the neighborhood (school, campus, classroom) looking for objects that begin with each letter, and then fold down tab on the plate.

Learning and Playing in 2 Bedrooms or Less

'Frozen' Wooden Spoon Puppets from Reasons To Skip The Housework (",)

Princess Wooden Spoon Puppets - Reasons To Skip The Housework

I have virtually eliminated having to remember who turned in assignments late by stamping every piece of paper I collect with the date before the kids turn it in. The bonus? I don't even have to do it - they like it so much that they've actually started doing more of their work on time so they can stamp their own. It's crazy.

easy tree with a paper lunch bag!

Whoa--gotta share this with my teachers! Tracking students' reading levels. Love this!

What the Teacher Wants!: Management Monday: Guided Reading

Mini folders taped into the journal to hold those little pieces if there's no time to glue right away!

Science Notebooking: Notebook "Extras"

Monthly writing journals. Great to show growth, like portfolios!

The First Grade Parade: I Survived Week 2 How About You?!