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Create some expanded form puzzles with popsicle sticks for a fun way to practice place value!

Expanded Form Puzzles with Popsicle Sticks

I ADORE THIS IDEA!!! Put some objects in the bag, and let kids pull one out to tell the next part of the story! Some kids would REALLY look forward to this!

Serendipity from Jewels : Story Bags

Could this science project be any more fun for kids!? I just love all of this teachers activities. Using the five senses, decide which is sugar and which is salt.

I am so doing this with each novel we read next year

Mrs. Meyer's Minutes

Question and Answer board - give students the answer and they have to write a word problem that matches the answer. You can have students do any operation or even 2 step problems. I have my students check each other's questions the next day.

112 Cartoon Elements Make Learning The Periodic Table Fun. These are awesome, incredibly creative. The art is crisp and stunning. This should be in print and a staple of any science classroom!

112 Cartoon Elements Make Learning The Periodic Table Fun

Interesting way to have students self evaluate themselves with exit tickets

How to Do a Close Reading for fiction (student example and teacher presentation)

2014 New Year's Resolutions Foldable - two versions of a foldable included. Great for conversations about goal setting. Use before or after winter break.

Christmas Around the World Book List

Exit slips: This is an easy way to gather quick formative assessment data.

$Do you have students who confuse main idea with theme? Clear up the confusion with this common core aligned, 34 page teaching pack. Posters for Theme, Main Idea, and Comparing Theme and Main Idea are available in a full color, digital format or a print friendly version. Illustrated signs are included for 18 themes commonly found in children’s books$

This set includes 32 task cards ( four to a page) targeting the number sense skills required by the fourth grade Common Core NBT1 standard. There ...

CLOSE READING Teacher Resource~ This 12:06 minute video models a close reading lesson. A group of 4th grade students closely read a text about toy inventors, discussing their ideas with their peers. Their teacher models her thinking on some tricky parts, asks text-dependent questions, and guides their annotation and writing.

Here's a name glyph where students decorate the letters in their names to describe themselves.

Common Core: 8 math practices anchor chart

Cute poster for your math classroom! Free!

Keep Calm {A Staff Gift Idea}

Prove it! {4th grade Common Core math problems}.....could be differentiated for other grade levels. I like the space for writing an explanation!!!

Free Poster/Handout {Are You a Text Talker?} Using the Text-Based Language of Close Reading Sentence Starters

Help build number concepts with 100 chart activities!

Collaborative 4-corner sticky strategy

Sara Holbrook back to school poem

How to Do a Close Reading for fiction

Visual Schedules on a pill box - when the kid completes a task they can open the pill compartment for a small reinforcer!