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The Best Part of Me {A Poetry Writer's Workshop}
Your FAVORITE Writer's Workshop unit is here! Whether you use it as an opinion piece, or as a poetry piece, your students will LOVE celebrating their best parts. Grow descriptive writing, figurative language, and their understanding of poetry with this two week unit!
Goodbye, morning work! In our classroom, we ditched traditional morning work in favor of activities that my students were excited to come to school and explore. Amigurumi Patterns, Morning Tubs Upper Elementary, Upper Elementary Morning Tubs, Morning Choice Activities, Soft Start Upper Elementary, Slow Start Morning Classroom, 4th Grade Morning Routine, 3rd Grade Morning Tubs, Morning Bins 3rd Grade
Start Your Day with Morning Work Students Will Love - The Elementary Bookworm
Goodbye, morning work! In our classroom, we ditched traditional morning work in favor of activities that my students were excited to come to school and explore.
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The Elementary Bookworm - Abby Spann
If you're working to instill leadership habits in your students, these story sorts are the perfect classroom tool! Students work to match an illustration, definition, example, and non-example of 8 different leadership habits. Perfect for primary and some intermediate classrooms!
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Books to Grow Leaders: Part Two - The Elementary Bookworm
Your students will love the book titles in this post for developing leadership habits. There's something here for every classroom! Build your read aloud and classroom library with these titles.
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Leadership Story Sorts + a new 7 Habits {FREEBIE} - The Elementary Bookworm
Using social stories is a great way to develop leadership habits in your students! These story sorts are perfect for your morning meeting discussions, or for a whole group lessons during back to school season!
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Books to Grow Leaders: Part Two - The Elementary Bookworm
Need new books to help teach leadership habits? This post is exactly what you're looking for! 2 picture books and 2 chapter books for each leadership skill. Perfect for middle grades classrooms at Leader in Me schools.
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Books to Grow Leaders: Part Two - The Elementary Bookworm
If you're working at a Leader in Me school, or if you want to develop leadership habits in your students, this blog post is for you! You'll walk away with lots of new titles for teaching leadership skills!
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Using Data Walls {A JULY Bright Idea!}
Data walls don't have to be boring! They can be interactive and student-centered WITHOUT making students feel like they're being singled out! Focus on whole-class growth and celebrate every small victory along the way. Visit this blog post for more details.
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The Elementary Bookworm
You don't need soda pop bottles for this lesson! Grab these FREE activities for a fun morning meeting on temper tamers!
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Back to School: Reading to Big Kids - The Elementary Bookworm
Looking for middle grades read alouds? This blog post is full of my favorite books to use in upper grades classrooms.
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If you're working to instill leadership habits and a growth mindset into your students, these essential paradigm posters are a MUST! Get them for FREE!
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Start Your Day with Morning Work Students Will Love - The Elementary Bookworm
My students were so excited when we ditched morning work in favor of soft start stations. My attendance issues all but disappeared because they were excited to come to school every day! Ready to try morning work your students will love? This blog post is full of ideas you can implement right away!
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No Classroom Rules = Better Classroom Management - The Elementary Bookworm
Your students can thrive and grow without a laundry list of classroom rules. These lifelong guidelines will help you to grow strong leaders, no matter what grade you teach. Kindergarteners through fifth graders can all understand how to make strong choice
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Gingerbread, Pronouns, and a Freebie: OH MY! - The Elementary Bookworm
If you teach leadership habits to your students, you need this classroom management tool! Use it as a bulletin board, poster set, or display it as a clip chart. Grab this FREE along with many more!