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    COOL trick for teaching your students the difference between talking and whispering. This is a great classroom management trick!

    My Center Rotation Routine

    How do you track reading progress?

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    I have always thought rules were important to post in a room but I can see how rewards and consequences need to be in plan view too.

    Write On, Fourth Grade!: Room 314 is Ready to Rock!

    cute Birthday Bouquet ... each flower has a pencil and a 1 night no homework coupon on back!

    More Time 2 Teach: Birthday Bouquet

    Perfect way to honor 9/11 in the elementary classroom! Stitches of Love tells the sweet story of the power of healing provided through a rescued flag from Ground Zero. Students will actively engage in a 16 part, 6 page script that will give them a chance to practice fluency and expression. www.teacherspayte...

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    Life in Fifth Grade: Teaching Theme FREE - main idea vs theme sort

    Life in Fifth Grade: Teaching Theme

    Theme Anchor Chart for Anchors Away Monday

    Crafting Connections: Anchors Away Monday {7.28.14} Theme

    Read about how "Paragraph of the Week" writing homework helped improve my students' writing!

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    LOVE this idea! Class timeline--remembering all the awesome stuff we've done!

    classroom collective

    This blog post explains how to teach students to identify connected details in a text, determine theme, and write a paragraph to explain.

    Teaching . . . Seriously: Writing About Theme

    Trashketball: My Favorite Review Game - keep kids excited and engaged, free download included | mrseteachesmath.b...

    Mrs. E Teaches Math

    Anchor Charts - Sub Rules

    Mrs. Terhune's First Grade Site!: Anchor Charts

    Trying to find a cute first day teacher gift and thought this was so cute- a survival kit! It is probably meant for kids, so I am thinking of giving one to each kid in the class too since I am room mom. Hmmmm....

    Back to School Survival Kit {free printables} - Tip Junkie

    Cute gift for meet and greet or back to school night! So cute for Kinder!

    Peace, Love and Learning: A Little Doh for a Little Dough

    Awesome birthday science kits for student gifts! Make them now and have them done for the rest of the year!

    Back to School Ideas for Teachers

    Here's a novel teacher appreciation gift to DIY from scrap wood.

    DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift: Class Birthday Board

    There is a simple trick that school therapists and teachers use a lot for kids who have trouble sitting still. It is to put some Thera-Band stretched around a chair’s legs so that the student can push on it while sitting in their chair. It can help a child who has to be moving much of the time. The child can push on it with their feet so that they are moving while sitting at their desk doing work.

    Letting Feet Stay Busy - Therapy Fun Zone

    FREE Online Printables: Five 4th grade reading worksheets includes a variety of topics: nonfiction (thunder and lightning + scientific explanation), metaphors, understanding poetry, simile/cliche, and comprehension (Dickens novel excerpt). Easy PDF downloads with complete answer keys!

    FREE Lessons4Now Stuff!

    Scholastic Native American/Early Settlers lessons and resources including a virtual field trip.

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    Get to sit in the "Sweet Seat" for good behavior! love this idea!

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    each student paints a popsicle stick and they are arranged to make a bigger piece of art. Great school unity project!

    Live, Love, Teach: This is it...

    AWESOME! This website provides information about specific disabilities. They provide information on ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Developmental Delay, Emotional Disability, and Learning Disability. This website also provides information on creating behavior plans and intervention plans. It also provides information on special education laws eligibility and more. Hmmmm- I'll have to check this out!

    School Psychologist Files

    Repurpose a cereal box into a writing notebook or journal.

    Simple Home Stuff: Re-Purposed Cereal Boxes


    Halloween Writing Prompts and Stationery

    Acrostic Book. Also allows for technology integration.

    that artist woman: How to Make an Acrostic Book