Can this be on EVERY classroom door???

I love this idea for a classroom door decoration! A great thing to remind every child as they walk in who they are and why they're here learning and living.

This is a super cool idea! Put some objects in the bag, and let kids pull one out to tell the next part of the story!

Story Bag- Place objects inside and have children draw one piece at a time and tell a story. Great practice for creative writing and possibly funny stories.

Silly sentences!

Silly sentence project-- for building sentence patterns with various nouns, verbs, articles, etc. So many sentences can be created.maybe have the student write the sentence on a lined white board (from dollar tree)

Secondgradealicious: How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible - an excellent resource for promoting engagement and higher order thinking skills!

How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible

Tug of War: Making Thinking Visible - an excellent resource for promoting engagement and higher order thinking skills! Useful as a warmup activity or closure to get students thinking about multiple historical perspectives.

Number Sense FREEBIE!! Several versions included!! Directions: Using the number in the center (chosen by you or the student), the students write down 10 different ways to show that number (base 10 blocks, addition sentence, dots, tally marks, number words, multiplication, pictures, etc.) #math #numbersense

Number Sense Directions: Using the number in the center (chosen by you or the student), the students write down 10 different ways to show that number.

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As an English teacher, it will be essential to write and present persuasive arguments. This useful graphic organizer will help students build an argument for either a speech or an essay.

What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher - terrific post by Jennifer of Cult of Pedagogy about the importance of getting to know your students and some tips doing that.

What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher

What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher - terrific post by Jennifer of Cult of Pedagogy about the importance of getting to know your students and some tips doing that. Love the 'deep data' sheet included.

Contraction Surgery- This is a lesson your students will never forget!

During this activity, students "perform surgery" to put two words together to form contractions. So cool for elementary teachers!

Free printable. Printing these and doing it today.

100 things i want to do in my life-- great for journaling or writing starters! Or 100 things I want to write about this year!

You can have students (randomly) pick a state and make a brochure about it. This kind of assignment can be adapted for various continents and countries too.

This activity has students pick a state, then make a brochure about it. I would modify it instead for students to be able to pick a country, and make a brochure on it.

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