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    This is a great activity for older elementary aged students. It incorporates colors, emotions, and poetry all in one lesson. Plus it comes with a great activity to reinforce the ideas!

    Teaching My Friends!: My Many Colored Days

    DIY Geometrical Box Templates DIY. Download pdf templates.

    DIY Geometrical Box Templates

    23 Books for Your Perfect Young Adult Summer Reading List

    Hands on Science: What is blood made of? _ I know Hope is too young right now, but how cool for when she is. :)

    Hands-on Science: What is blood made of? - I Can Teach My Child!

    Dynamics of Poverty That Undermine School Success - What Schools Can Do About Those Barriers (Part 1).

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    21 DIY Ideas for Decorating Your Classroom: Try some of these fun DIY projects to bring a little more color and life into your dull classroom. Turn boring stools into fun furniture with a little paint. If the school permits it, paint your ceiling tiles. Paint a cabinet with chalkboard paint!

    21 DIY Ideas for Decorating Your Classroom

    guided reading table with dry erase circles - Great for math stations with me.

    Polka Dot Kinders: Last Chance & Cribs: Classroom Edition

    A whole week of cloud-themed activities...focused on science, but has literacy integration, as well...could even come up with math-related lessons, as well.

    The Techy Teacher

    Candy Medals - so fun for a special kids game night to award the winners

    Family Game Night {and some free printables}

    A fun literature book used to launch a lesson on adding and subtracting money!

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    give this poem to students on the last day of school along with a little gift {pictures or a slideshow video of class pictures from the school year}

    First Grade Factory: end of the year

    Use to print titles... free! From The Bottom: Preppy Binder Covers. Ahhh APUSH... how I don't miss you.

    From The Bottom: Preppy Binder Covers

    The Superstar Teacher's Data Tracking Sheets FREEBIE:) Six options of data tracking sheets to monitor progress, show student growth, and record pre- and post-assessment data.

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    Our Promise To Each Other - Social Contract. To make it official, students put their "I promise" hand print on the poster. Older students could also sign their hand.

    The Corner On Character: Our Promise To Each Other

    I love these cute classroom newsletters! They match the set of classroom calendars in my Teacher Tools section. If it's not cute, why bother

    Editable Newsletter Templates (12 included): Cute Seasonal Theme

    Use old Scholastic book order forms to sort books: Fiction/Nonfiction or To Entertain/To Inform, etc.... What a brilliant idea!

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    This is a cute winter classroom management idea. Recognizing students' behavior as a group or as a whole is sometimes good for encouraging cooperation and teamwork. Teamwork and cooperation can help create a supportive classroom community.

    The Creative Classroom: I Love That Classroom Management Idea!!

    "[G]ive yourself at least three more days than you think you'll need for each unit to account for fire drills, snowdays, and hangovers." Sound, sarcastic, and humorous advice for outlining the school year.

    Eat. Write. Teach.: A Letter to First-Year Teachers

    All Students Can Shine: Apps For Classroom Management Too Noisy Meter, Name Selector, Group Creator!

    All Students Can Shine: Apps For Classroom Management

    Cute math anchor charts.

    Frugal in First: Math

    32 Must-Try Classroom Management Tips. Great ideas for positive reinforcement, brain breaks, grouping kids and tons more.

    32 Must-Try Classroom Management Tips - Playdough To Plato

    Fill up the Brownie Pan with Brownies for good behavior, working well, giving compliments, etc. and the class gets a reward! Brownies? ...yum!!

    First Last!: Brownie Points

    I might be a little addicted to the ideas in this blog. :) Another behavior management idea from Entirely Elementary...School Counseling: Ping Pong Prizes. #education #classroom #teaching

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    The students read the passage independently, then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper. There can be 3-4 stations with each station asking a question about a story element (i.e. one on characters, one on setting etc). Each stations has enough squares for each student in the class to write their answer. The question can be posted on the butcher paper, or on the wall. Students must support their answer with evidence from the story.

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    Letter of the week plans - What they did for each letter of the alphabet

    Alphabet Letter of the Week Lesson Plans - Meet Penny