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For the Classroom

For the Classroom

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So cute!

Hot glue a pompom on end of dry erase markers to use as an eraser. Perfect for student use!!

Author's Purpose

End of the year student awards - I always wanted to do, but could never come up with creative awards.

The Crumpled Piece of Paper--

Better Bulletin Boards

Coding the text...A Literate Life - Anchor Charts LOVE THIS

Good for Video Notes or Nonfiction reading response

Eight Election-Themed Reads

The kids do an exit ticket on a sticky note and stick it on the door in the way out for a quick assessment of understanding.


LOVE THIS IDEA: You pick a stick and they never know who that person was until the end of the day. If that person behaved in line, listened and followed directions in class with few warnings, they got a surprise out of the treasure box and their name went up on the wall of fame..if the mystery person did not behave their name went back into the box and it was never revealed.

Guided Reading for Upper Grades...great blog!

For all my teacher friends-repin!!! Books listed by reading strategy - inferring, synthesizing, making connections, etc.

Scootpad is a great site where students can practice math and reading skills that correlate with the Common Core! It is free, has no ads, and students love it!

Reader's Notebook idea(s)....they keep notes and examples of the skill learned each week.

behavior board. When students do something good, pull out a stick with a number on it (1-100). When 10 numbers in a row are colored in, students get a party!

The Best Story - one of the first books read each year in Writer's Workshop. It's great for teaching where writer's get their ideas. In the end, the main character learns that the best story comes from your heart. After reading it, give each student a paper heart and they fill it with words/pictures of the things/people they love.

Great idea for the first week of school with goal setting!

14 Easy Chapter Books in a Series - perfect if you're out of books!

What a great way to show the sequence of events.

Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes". Students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card. Students are then given the medium sized card and have to take the information from the large card and condense it onto the medium sized card. Finally, students are given the small card and must take the information from the medium sized card and condense it further onto the small card. Great way for students to get to the main point/idea!

cute - how do you get home? Great idea, since it's always changing.

Awesome back to school board via Lise of 2nd grade teachers club