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The greatest thing about the sub tub is having everything set up for the sub weeks in advance. Say goodbye to those last-minute-planning-panic-attacks!

** Sub Prep and Parent Conferences. The greatest thing about the sub tub is having everything set up for the sub weeks in advance. Say goodbye to those last-minute-planning-panic-attacks!

Early Finishers? Here are a few ideas... http://anethicalisland.wordpress.com

Ideas for what to do with early finishers. This is a great way to Accommodate instruction for those early finishers. Page Curriculum and Instruction that is Scaffolded.

Engage even the most reluctant student with Vocabulary Basketball

Engage even the most reluctant student with Vocabulary Basketball Breaking into teams, students have to sink the basketball and if they miss they need to give the definition of one of the words on the board.

5th Grade NYS Learning Standard CITIZENSHIP AND CIVIC LIFE: Constitutions, rules, and laws are developed in democratic societies in order to maintain order, provide security, and protect individual rights.  This is an example of a "classroom constitution" made together as a class.  It allows your students to become more comfortable as a learning community. Also students are more inclined to follow and not break their own rules rather than rules that the teacher sets.

Constitutions, rules, and laws are developed in democratic societies in order to maintain order, provide security, and protect individual rights.

One of the struggles facing teachers today is getting students to buy in.  So, when I started doing Romeo and Juliet with my class I thought it'd be a great opportunity to try my own version of a Twitter bulletin board.

The adventures of Ms. F as she teaches English to kids in grades and adults pursuing associate's and bachelor's degrees!

Challenge capsules for students who finish early. After finishing their daily work the students can pick one of the capsules and then complete the task inside. It would be a cool idea to color code activities by the lids. That way the students knew that if they picked a capsule with a yellow lid they would be doing a writing activity, a blue lid for vocabulary, a red lid for reading, and so on.

"Challenge capsules" for students who finish early-- keep those high achievers moving :) (ART CHALLENGE CAPSULES!) Could use plastic eggs if you don't have the capsules.

Anchor charts for dialogue, purposeful conversation (more on this great blog)

Conversational Moves Great Anchor Chart for Read Aloud discussions. I called it Read a Loud Sentence starters--and all my students loved it on Day It helps them so much with the "complete sentence" mantra we have been pushing them towards.