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Great ideas for having students use pictures to write dialogue.

Blog article on the significance of children's Art, including the issue of adults who manipulate/change/fix the work of children.... what message does it send? How can we support children in their own process?

I have a few students who stay much more focused when they do an activity like my lacing cards than when they use a pencil. These are "self-checking" - the string matches the lines on the back when the answers are right.

Cool Whip Paint for Infants to Play with!

Double study. Drawing veggies from photos and their translation in Mandarin.

Science -- Weather: Fill the cup with water. Put shaving cream on top for a cloud. Explain that when clouds get really heavy with water, it rains! Then put blue food coloring on top of the cloud, and watch it rain.

A Fun and Healthy Easter Treat


{Dr. Seuss inspired} activity treats @mamamissblog #drseuss

WRITING FIGHT SCENES by Rayne Hall Learn step-by-step how to create fictional fights which leave the reader breathless with excitement. The book gives you a six-part structure to use as blueprint for your scene. It… read more at Kobo.

Try this fun activity with your kids by putting their photo in a container and growing grass hair. Looks like a lot of fun!

Substitute teacher bag of tricks

ELA in the middle | Middle School English, Language Arts

This list of 88 Character Traits will come in handy when you are teaching about character! Use when teaching Common Core RL 3.3, and RL 4.3 spec...

2 St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids - Rainbow hats and rainbows with clouds. Perfect for preschoolers through elementary aged kids.

Cassie Stephens: In the Art Room: Mexican Sun/Moon Weavings

Keeping a Writing Journal ... I love this idea.

First Grade Schoolhouse: Earth Day Activities

Popsicle stick Harmonica ~ simple homemade musical instruments your kids can make

Good website! Great resource! I will be remaking the handbook to fit the needs of my building and classroom.

6 Art Exercises To Help Boost Self-Esteem (From A Professional Art Therapist): New York-based Creative Arts Therapist Mallory Denison says art can be therapeutic in helping people to become more compassionate with themselves, and ultimately with others.

What do constellations and the study of angles have in common? Come read this post for an incredible lesson to teach your kids and find out just how you can take your students to the stars as they learn about angles. :)

Sight words flash cards

32 Objects for Strengthening Fine Motor Skills - small items to use - objects that build hand strength - and ideas for threading and hand-eye coordination

get to know you sheet, would be cute to leave in the res' rooms for them to get to know eachother!