Each student comes up and picks a stick out of my hand; they have to place the word in the right cup. Then, after all sticks have been sorted, students can choose one stick from each cup and create a sentence using all three words. A great informal assessment!

parts of speech word sort {language arts}--Kids each come up and pick a stick out of my hand and they would have to place it in the right cup! If there’s extra time, they can use the word in a sentence

Lunch alarm

Classroom alarm clock: Set up classroom transitions to music that happen automatically on your computer. Keeps you on time while also providing fun transitions for students! Schedule activities, set up timers for tests, etc.

Welcome BB

Clever back to school puzzle bulletin board with students' names on each puzzle piece.

more foldables

4 fold ideas for making books

Grammar Flip book

English grammar flip book, ideas for teaching the parts of speech

Strategy bookmark <3 this!!

Reading strategy bookmarks made for all the students or a large poster for the reading center in the room.


TIC TAC TOE Word Wall Word Practice This might work for spelling word practice also.

Lord, help me communicate this to my students every single day.

Letter to students on classroom wall. From Tupelo Honey: My Classroom

Read write tutor

Great anchor chart for non-fiction text features. Readers notebook next year!

Cool ways to get them back of track

Whole Class Attention Grabbers -- could be used to spice up the whole brain teaching "class/yes"


Math Journal Sundays ... Kicked Up A Notch

Types of Angles math journal entry with angles foldable.

Animal Camouflage Reports and Safari Guide... too cute!

Using our science book, we will make a book about animals: mammals, birds, fish, . The students will use facts from their reading to create their book on animals. Then complete the craftivity. Animal Camouflage Reports and Safari Guide

I love this to add to my sub-folder. No guess-work for what type of info to leave for the teacher when they return.

creating & teaching: substitute binder-form for sub to use

Balanced Literacy Framework

Here&apos;s a template for a vocabulary foldable where students write the word and draw a picture on the front flap and then write definitions underneath.

What the Teacher Wants!: Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences

What the Teacher Wants!: Parent Teacher Conferences - there are a ton of awesome ideas here! Reminder note, personal report card, front page for kids' work folder