Anchor chart. Great for student feedback about their teachers. Use it as a intro activity to get to know your students expectations of you, as their teacher.
Autobiography Island - Shake up how you get to know your students. could be a good way to introduce a mini lesson/assesment on map skills
This would be a great project for students in elementary math to complete. It is fun, and also allows students to tell their peers and teacher more about themselves! Great for project-based learning.
Goal Setting in the Classroom
great letter to send home to help parents practice comprehension skills-laminate and put a magnet on the back so parents can put on their refrigerator for reference
Open House - Meet the Teacher - upper elementary
Cubby Makeover by Simply Kinder!
Sentence frames/starters to provide evidence and explanations. (Common Core)
Interactive Notebook Resources ready to use in the middle school history/social studies middle classroom. There are so many benefits to using the interactive notebook at the middle school level. Comprehension and retention are increased, students learn key concepts in multiple ways, and creativity and higher-level thinking are incorporated on a daily basis.
Conference Starters | 25 Awesome Anchor Charts For Teaching Writing
Graphic Organizers for Personal Narratives. I use a few different graphic organizers that have made a world of difference to my young writers. This week I'm happy to share with you some of the tools I use to help make planning and writing narratives that are focused, sequential, and interesting a bit easier for my students.
Writing - paragraphs
Use hula hoops for an interactive venn diagram! Love it!
Be a Text Talker Anchor Chart for close reading. How to reference the text in kid-friendly language. Trendy Tales of a Teacher:
creative visual of the layout of writing workshop
Runde's Room: Hook Them from the First Day ... Tips for Back to School
Fourth Grade Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: "Just Right Book" Review
This would make a good ice breaker for the first day of class. It would get students up out of their seats and moving around interacting with each other. Volunteers could also read theirs to the class. The only problem I see that could occur is that all the questions may not have matching students.
Character Analysis: 4th Grade Reading Literature Graphic Organizers for Common Core. This could easily be adapted for a couple age groups
What kind of teacher do you want? What kind of student does your teacher want? Positive way to start out the year
FREE Fun Fractions with M and Ms - 2 pages. Materials Needed: 1 snack pack of M and M candies (per student) My classes ALWAYS love this lesson!
Exploring Art: Elementary Art: 5th Grade Lego Self Portraits
foreshortening self portraits, 4th or 5th grade
My 2nd graders made these adorable "selfies" for their parents to see at conferences. Needless to say, they were a hit!