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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)

A helpful list of engaging and illustrated social studies texts aligned to the CCSS.

10 Authors for Elementary School Social Studies Teachers to Know

"Order of Operations" (written by Ron Clark to the tune of "Umbrella")

Start your year off right! Lots of first day beginning of the year activities to get you off to a great start!! Classroom procedures to teach AND back to school team building/ice-breaker ideas for a smooth start to building a community of learners!! Very helpful to have this bag of tricks at the beginning of the year! $

Young Teacher Love: First Days Back!

Beginning of the School Year Bundle - useful forms and activities for the beginning of the school year.

Back to School Pack

Top 10 Tips for Building Fluent Readers Link Up!

Summer reading bookmark with a bag of bubble gum- "when the flavor's gone- you're through!"

Summer Reading: Bubble Gum Bag & Bookmark from Everyday Chaos

'Tower of Books' is a fresh alternative to your stuck-in-a-rut reading log. 2-D and 3-D versions, with lots of reading list options! ($)

The "Tower of Books" Challenge {An Independent Reading Challenge}

End of year Student Gifts

Fresh & Fun First Grade: Student Gifts

Activities: The Mayflower Compact: Would You Sign?

The Mayflower Compact: Would You Sign?

One of my favorite activities for food webs. A hit with my students and a best seller on TPT. It comes with 24 cards, teacher instructions, student worksheet and answer key as well as an editable electronic template to customize your own questions. Student will be able to understand the anatomy of a food web as well as the importance of all the different members.

Food Webs - Task Cards

INTRODUCTION TO ECOSYSTEMS JEOPARDY (Editable): Topics: biology, ecology, ecosystems, biotic vs. abiotic components, terrestrial vs. aquatic ecosystems, marine ecosystems, artificial vs. natural ecosystems, biodiversity, ecological hotspots, habitat, habitat destruction, Amazon rainforest destruction, ecological niche, groupings of life, community, biome, biosphere, species, hybrid, environmental stewardship, Easter Island

Introduction to Ecosystems - Jeopardy PowerPoint Game

#GoGreen this Earth Day! Students will learn about biomes, ecosystems, and the importance of protecting The Amazon #Rainforest from #deforestation. Grade: 3-8

Biomes and Ecosystems Inquiry Card--The Amazon Rainforest

FREEBIES in the Download Preview! Weather "Research" Writing Unit! THIS UNIT IS COMPLETELY UPDATED and HAS EVEN MORE ACTIVITIES!!!! Great for "Mid Year Kinders"-2nd Grade

Weather "Research" Writing Unit~ for K-2nd Grades :o)

The Length of a School Year - a fun end-of-the-year problem-solving activity (makes a great review).

The Length of a School Year

FUN end of year activity! This s'mores lab is a great review activity for standardized tests, or a great way to reward your kids for all their hard work and still teach important concepts! Click for more details.

This end of the year Smart Board activity is a fun way to get students to think about and share memories and favorites from the year.

End of the Year Reflections on the Smart Board

Figurative Language Collage Bingo for review or end of year fun! FREEBIE

Figurative Language Collage Bingo {FREE Full-Length Lesson}