Critical thinking skills charts

s2d - iPad - Learning Tool

Project Based Learning | BIE -- great resource for finding all kinds of projects/units!

Project Based Learning | BIE

Engineering Activities for Kids - an awesome collection of ideas for children to try!

14 Fun Engineering Activities for Kids - Fun-A-Day!

How to Explain Critical Thinking Skills to Young Children- (free download)

How to Teach Critical Thinking Skills to Young Children

Scores of products that promote critical thinking and problem solving. Check them out on TPT @

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What great ppl do..

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Through the Keyhole Drawing Lesson Would be a great writing lesson, for a character study... peek into book character's bedroom

Lessons from the K-12 Art Room: Outstanding Sketchbooks

give what you can, take what you need...Love this from James River High School in Richmond VA - Love their You Are Loveable campaign

give what you can, take what you need...

questioning strategy: This would be a neat display to have in the classroom to encourage students to ask questions about things they are curious about. This would be really helpful in a science classroom with any science lesson. Asking lots of questions helps students clarify their thoughts.

Just Add Clipart: math centers

True for creating adult and student leaders

Leadership Poster

Researchers decide HOW to take notes by thinking about what kind of information they are learning

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In this brainteaser activity, students use a telephone keypad (a graphic of one is included) and their phonics and logical thinking skills to deci...

Halloween Telephone Codes Brainteasers

One Page Myths (Twenty Single Page Myths from Around the Globe!) Great for differentiation and giving every student a myth to read and respond to during independent reading time!

One Page Myths (Twenty Single Page Myths from Around the Globe!)

Great classroom decoration Get more self esteem tips for girls at

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CustomInk for t-shirt orders?

CustomInk - Design T-shirts Online

Growth Mindset!

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Patricia Polacco's New Book - the theme is about cliques and online bullying Also, linked to a great blog!... Polacco is one of my favorite children's authors.

Books That Heal Kids: Patricia Polacco's New Book - Bully

My Years, in Tree Rings

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I found this hilarious game… All you need are sturdy paper plates and pens for each player. The host tells the players to put their paper plate on their head. Then the host will give a series of instructions for the players to draw on their paper plates (that are on their heads) without looking. Super cute idea for classroom party activity. Could have then draw Christmas things


As we near the end of the school year, the days are winding down, but our students are winding up. Working on a still life is out of the question when the kids can’t even sit still themselves. Enter the Art History Carnival!

When the Art History Carnival Comes to Town! | The Art of Ed

All 100 episodes of Bill Nye the Science Guy..


Create a Creature - Free sample lesson from Exploring the Tropical Rain Forest

Rain Forest Resources for Teachers

Meteors: Native American Folklore - Crystalinks

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77 Facts That Sound Like Huge Lies But Are Actually Completely True -Most of these are great for kids to ponder. Careful of #77, though -don't throw it up on your projector!

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Paper Plane Landing Strip - Great Indoor Activity from Meaningful Mama

Paper Plane Tape Landing Strip -