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I love having students think differently for “All About Me” activities, especially the older kids. This is perfect for middle school. Find a song, embed it on their website, find the lyrics, make a wordcloud, use it with an activity in Language Arts

Review game: If student gets it wrong, they need to choose an item from the bag to wear, if they get it correct: teacher wears the item!

The Ordinary Adventures of a Primary Chorister: Review Games

Success Kid

Success Kid Meme - Imgflip

Give each student a sheet of paper with every classmate's name on it. They have to write a nice sentence about everyone in the class. Then each student will end up with 20+ nice things written about him or her. This activity is great because some students don't hear about how great they are at home. Keep them in a frame to preserve them. Image only.


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Root Words

Robert Marzano, an educational leader, conducted a meta-analysis of instructional strategies to determine which were the most effective.

Unleashing the Internal Editor: A Self-Editing Checklist | Author, Jody Hedlund | #writing

Winter bulletin board

10 Ways to Motivate Your Students to Learn | Teach 4 the Heart

10 Ways to Motivate Your Students to Learn | Teach 4 the Heart

8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more | The Cornerstone

Outstanding tips on classroom management for middle and high school students!!!

Special education accommodations for math, reading, writing, organization, homework, and tests.

Special Education Accommodations

IEP at a Glance - Do We Get a Grade for This?

IEP at a Glance - Do We Get a Grade for This?

Biography Bottles. Use a water bottle or a two liter soda bottle. Great idea for historical figures or book characters.

Pink Slip - For students who don't have homework.- I love the options for why homework was not done, this would be good to combine with the no homework binder. Have a list of options and kids write a number for the reason they don't have their homework.

Whether you're a new teacher, new to middle school, or just pressing the reset button for the year, I hope you find some new and different things to think about because, well, I'm somewhat opinionated! :) By: Erin Cobb

Tree of Life writing project. Have students draw a ring for each year of their life and then write and illustrate events from that year inside each ring.

E is for Explore!: Tree of Life Timeline

TRANSITIONS: Students use Transition Tickets to: 1) summarize chapters, 2) preview units, 3) review lectures, 4) evaluate information, & 5) assess comprehension. 30 tickets (containing four stems and directions for using them) are included in this product. (priced item) VIEW VIDEO DEMO:

Transition Tickets

Middle School Common Core resources-Reading passages are Common Core questions are included with each document. Daily Common Literature practice that can be completed in just five minutes a day, Common Core exit slips, close reading literature and informational text passages, and more.$

Fair isn't always equal- great visual for kids!

The BEST PENCIL SHARPENER EVER!?! - could this really solve my pencil sharpening woes?

Firehouse Red | Classroom Friendly Supplies

Great site!

20 Three-Minute Brain Breaks | Minds in Bloom

Inexpensive, colorful duct tape to flag pencils and help prevent them from disappearing!

The Disappearing Pencil Trick | Kristen Dembroski, Ph.D.