End of the Year Poem Freebie

Primary Press: End of the Year Poem Freebie


This a great closure activity/strategy to any lesson. Students can reflect on their learning....

Exit Ticket Student Activity Cards/ Slips


iTeach Third: Digital Restroom Passes

Digital Restroom Passes


"Class Pet" we had one of these in 2nd grade that went home with a student each night! love this idea!

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Special Delivery!


Runde's Room: Passion Projects in the Classroom: n a nutshell, Genius Hour is something that happens in your classroom for one hour a week. During this time, students research and complete an inquiry project based on their passions - really digging deep into what motivates them.

Runde's Room: Passion Projects in the Classroom


Here's a learning objective exit slip where students reflect on their learning and self-assess their understanding.

Learning Objective Exit Slip


Teaching In The Fast Lane: Giving Attention Seeking Students the Right Kind of Attention

Teaching In The Fast Lane: Giving Attention Seeking Students the Right Kind of Attention


Nice freebie to send home with students to help parents with what kinds of questions to ask during or after reading.

Teaching In The Fast Lane: Take Home Binders and a Freebie!


iPad Song (from What the Teacher Wants) I hope I never have to use this word for word; I'm so old fashioned. HOWEVERRR... It's pretty clever for schools that give them to students

What the Teacher Wants!: iPad Teacher Club: Management


Parent Teacher Conference Letter | How to Make the Most of Parent-Teacher Conferences | Scholastic.com

How to Make the Most of Parent-Teacher Conferences | Scholastic.com


Funky in Fourth: Holding Students Accountable During Reading Groups

Holding Students Accountable During Reading Groups


Using QR codes in the Classroom - 10 Ways to Make Fun Use of this cool technology.

Ways to Use QR Codes for Education | Scholastic.com


Class library chart - great idea! Could be modified for the classroom!

Smiling in Second Grade: Anchor Charts


The Daily 5 Writing AND 6 Traits!Proofread Check your writing for these traits! Very clear and easy to understand for students

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Think Time - I always teach my students that we all need some think time and not all of us think the same way. I like this anchor chart for discussing this at the beginning of the school year.

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Classroom Management: Partner acrostic poster poem. Picture only. I really like the idea of using an acrostic poem to make an anchor chart to remind students of expected and appropriate behavior.

Acrostics Make Classroom Management A Snap!


Start of the year activity - David goes to School - goes with Peacebreakers poster

The First Grade Parade: No David! I’m a Peacemaker!


Anchor Charts: Reading and Writing Goals...Wonderful!

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Wish I had thought of this...Duh! Procedures Power Point for beginning / start of year - This keeps the teacher on track when going over all the procedures with the kiddos! You don’t have to do them all in one day, it’s just a solid guide. Get it FREE from this blog!

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K-6 Common Core Standard Checklists. Great for Progress Monitoring for RTI, report cards, Parent-Teacher Conferences or just seeing what concepts you may need to reteach!

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An informational parent letter to create a new avenue for parent-teacher communication using the app 'Remind 101'. Use this app and letter idea for other organizations like sports, scouts, or room parent.

Remind 101 Parent Letter


First Day Jitters Feelings Graph for 1st Graders. Inspired by the book, "First Grade Jitters" by Robert Quackenbush. The graph is an activity included in my First Grade Jitters packet.

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Neat idea for an exit slip - "Give Me a . and a ?" at the end of a lesson. Students have to write a quick statement about what they've learned and question they are not sure about. If they don't have a question they can create a quiz question.

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Tips and tricks to help set up your interactive notebooks

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5 questions to increase engagement and critical thinking in your classroom.

Twitter / edutopia: Nice visual! MT @tombarrett: ...