Fiddle Sticks – Undoubtedly the BEST game ever!! I’m not exaggerating. Fiddle Sticks really is the best activity ever, especially for practicing skills such as sight word recognition and math facts

Fiddle Sticks - so easy! Previous pinner: Fiddle Sticks – Undoubtedly the BEST game ever! Fiddle Sticks really is the best activity ever, especially for practicing skills such as sight word recognition and math facts

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!!

Small Bites and Movement

For kids who are easily distracted. Put assignment in a file folder, cut the folder into thirds. The student see tasks one (or two) at a time. This is helpful for multi-step problems and ADHD/Processing disorders.

DO THIS!! what a smart teacher!!!! pinner says: My latest ploy-- getting my kids into more non-fiction. I'll post a crazy fact a day, and if they can bring in a fact for me and show me where they read it (any non-fiction resource, print or digital) I'll put it up for the day with their name. I'm hopeful I can hook them!  {image only}...what a great idea!!

If student can bring in a fact and show where they read it (any non-fiction resource, print or digital) put it up on the "Did You Know?" board for the day with their name - great idea to get kids reading nonfiction

Secondgradealicious: How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible - an excellent resource for promoting engagement and higher order thinking skills!

How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible

Tug of War: Making Thinking Visible - an excellent resource for promoting engagement and higher order thinking skills! Useful as a warmup activity or closure to get students thinking about multiple historical perspectives.

Very Hungry Caterpillar. Have the children "feed" the canister caterpillar all the felt food while you read the story. Great intro to hungry caterpillar lesson.

Very Hungry Caterpillar. Children "feed" the canister caterpillar all the felt food while you read the story. Great intro to hungry caterpillar lesson.

The 10 Minute Vocabulary Lesson

10 Minute vocabulary lesson ideas- Brief encounters with academic vocabulary can add hundreds of words to a student’s collection every year. How to find the time for those short lessons in a busy school day? Marilee Sprenger s…

Measuring different aspects of the weather is a great way for kids to aquire an interest in weather

What's the Weather? How do we measure weather? This chart will help students learn the different way we measure weather.

Rainforest layers diorama.

rain forest diorama- love, love, love this idea! We will be doing a unit on rain forests this year. Can't wait to do this with the kids.

Each group had a cup filled with ten review questions based on what we've learned in math this year. The students worked together to solve the questions one at a time. If they got the right answer, they got to go place one of their sticky notes on the board. (Each team had their own color.) I only gave them four sticky notes total. If...

The best ideas come from randomly staring off into space at midnight. Finally brought this random idea to life. 👍🏼The kiddos loved our math…

Finally a great way to remember measurement facts - the Gallon House!  The G is the house, the 4 Q's (quarts) are the windows, the 8 P's (pints) are the people, and the 16 C's (cups) are the eyes!

I like the Gallon House better than the Gallon Man. The G is the house, the 4 Q's (quarts) are the windows, the 8 P's (pints) are the people, and the 16 C's (cups) are the eyes!

some people at work need this!!!!!!!!! Rounding Arrows with Hundreds Chart

Reinforcement for independent checking-AFTER all the lessons! Rounding Arrows with Hundreds Chart -Need this to have students discover for themselves what to round up or down

Expository-Writing-Idea-Helper

Essay prewriting organizer Research shows that students who do prewriting exercises write better essays. While many children can make their own mind maps and outlines on blank paper, other.

MAIN IDEA LESSON~  Create tables with three legs to hold up the main idea.  This hands-on visual representation really brings home the, well, main idea!

What a great idea! MAIN IDEA LESSON~ Create tables with three legs to hold up the main idea. This hands-on visual representation really brings home the, well, main idea!

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie activity on cause and effect. :)

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie activity on cause and effect. :) I bet I could tweak this and make it work for my graders.

FREEBIE!! A short vowel review with rhyming thrown in!  This fun game is just a small part of:  The Ultimate Vowel Pack! Grab the FREEBIE but check out the rest of the unit if you are interested at my TPT store!

FREEBIE!! A short vowel review with rhyming thrown in! This fun game is just a small part of: The Ultimate Vowel Pack! Grab the FREEBIE but check out the rest of the unit if you are interested at my TPT store!

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