Creative Elementary School Counselor: Create Your Own Thumb Balls!

Create Your Own Thumb Balls!

30 Free or Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Students

Great blog post about classroom library…with pics! Plus, FREE Genre Posters from Having Class in Third Grade

Having Class: Classroom Libraries - Freebie Alert!

Dissolving Pumpkin Candy Experiments

Dissolving Candy Pumpkins | Halloween Science for Kids - Lemon Lime Adventures


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Can you build a boat that will float and hold weight? GREAT STEM activity!

Teachers Are Terrific!: What is Going on in the Lab?


Tales of a Tenacious Teacher: Monday "I Made-It Through Last Week"

Latitude and longitude can be integrated into your social studies lesson. A quick math lesson can help students better understand what is being talked about in SS. AB

Longitude & Latitude {INTRO} Powerpoint with Worksheet Activity

Why No One Reads Your Classroom Newsletter

Tips for teaching elementary school: A.D.H.D. Tips

Teach123 - tips for teaching elementary school: A.D.H.D. Tips

Classroom Systems That Work! (and FANTASTIC MATH CENTERS) - Tunstalls Teaching Tidbits

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Whole Brain Teaching - Attention Please! {FREE}

Whole Brain Teaching - Attention Please! {FREE}

End of the Year Printables - technology rocks. seriously.

End of the Year Printables (technology rocks. seriously.)

A Fan Page Freebie for you. Opening and Closing ideas for writing.

Opening and Closing Statements

Have the classroom rules visible so students never have the excuse that they forgot the rules.

Lucky in Learning: Classroom Rules (I survived Week 1!)

Neiman Marcus Dip, yum, yum!!! Warning!!! This is extremely addictive ~GF Cheryl~

Neiman Marcus Dip

Here's a nice idea for a quick formative assessment of student understanding.

Checking for Understanding - Quick Formative Assessments

Good for beginning of the year

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rainbow editing idea. Great way to make peer editing more fun. It also focuses not just on the negative but also on the positive aspects of a student's writing!

The Classroom Key: Make Editing Fun!

Struggling with teaching one-point perspective? This drawing lesson is super easy and offers lots of opportunity for your students to be creative and expressive.

One-Point Perspective Art Lesson

Great reminders to help remind students what to say when someone is "bugging" them. Great anchor chart for classroom management.

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What kind of teacher do you want? 1st day activity - I could see doing this to set up classroom environment

What kind of teacher do you want?

Free Resource! What is an effective way to get your students thinking at a deeper level? Let me share what works well for my students! Free Resource for your classroom! Rachel Lynette has my idea posted on her blog! 1. Lesson Plans for any book (2 pages) 2. List of Character Traits for student notebooks (2 pages) 3. Possible Themes poster or printable 4. Evidence Web 5. Critique Questions (2 pages) 6. Reasoning Web 7. Example questions 8. Book Response Reasoning Printable ROCKIN RESOURCES

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