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Teaching Ideas

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Love this idea for the last day or so of school- make stations for the kids to make things to take home over the summer. She has a station to make math flash cards, pick up a writing journal, make a book out of copied anchor charts, etc.

Make up about 6 of these folders for students that were absent. Insert the assignments that they missed inside and have them turn in the folder when they have finished. Great idea!

Tap light to help students remember guided reading rules. This blog has many helpful teaching ideas.

Literacy & Math Ideas: Guided Reading Ideas

Making Inferences Through Poetry FREE!

Making Inferences Through Poetry {Free Download}

Primary Possibilities: Math Madness Wednesdays: Subtraction Tips and Tricks

Place value game using playing cards. Ask students to draw 2 or 3 cards and then ask them to make a number with the least or greatest value.

The Destitute Teacher: A Plague Upon All Your Houses

(Vanishing Underwater Roller Coaster in Japan) This would make a very interesting picture writing prompt for predictions and many other types of writing.

From Oriental Trading - says it's for a b-day party, but I think the girls would love to adopt a puppy at the carnival for 5 tickets or whatever. Could have ribbon and tags to put a collar on as well...

A Puppy Party & Oriental Trading Product Review - Itsy Belle

iPads in the Classroom - apps organized according to Bloom's Taxonomy

Greater Than or Less Than Flipstrips 1-The Greater Than/Less Than Flipstrips 1 are a math activity. In this activity students complete each flipstrip with a "greater than," "less than," or "equal" sign when comparing two numbers. This activity works well in both independent work stations and math centers.

Early Finishers Jar

NieNie Dialogues: Job balls.

scientific method

Simplifying the Scientific Process

Student Goal Setting and Data Portfolios for 1st - 6th grades. Includes posters, data tracking pages, goal setting forms, section covers, reflection pages, and home/school connection. Also available in bundles for individuals and school sites. Also available separately are just the posters or just the reflection pages.

Teaching Fractions On A Number Line

12 Power Words anchor chart.

Prize box confessions and 32 ideas for free or cheap class reward ideas from UsingMyTeacherVoice

prize box confessions and free class reward ideas

dry erase board for groups- duh! Why didn't I think of that before?

Guided Math Photos - Guided Math

Building A Story - Creative Writing Outline

Love this idea of using Vista Print business cards as classroom rewards/punch cards!!...omg I am so doing this!!

The Nest Effect: Motivation & Rewards in My Classroom

Classroom Boggle- for kids who finish early, morning work, etc. For real this is happening.

technology rocks. seriously.: Polka Dot Letters

Nonfiction summary template anchor chart

4th Grade Camp Write Along--Students spend a week writing prior to the STAAR! :-D

Reading Motivation - Rekindle the reading spark of your students with a book raffle/auction. Set up an author spotlight too:)

4th Grade Frolics: Reading Motivation

Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme Task Cards- this is SUCH a hard thing to teach! I love that these cards include a thinking guide to walk students through the thought process.

Teaching With a Mountain View: Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme

Have each bin labeled as pictured and run everything off the Friday before - that way it's in place and ready to go for the next week! Easy, peasy!

Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin': Classroom decor-round one...