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    I use these Whole Brain Teaching attention getters on a daily basis with my ELL students. These attention getters are a great way to improve your classroom management. I usually pick one or two to teach the class at the beginning of the year. Then every month or every few weeks, I introduce a new attention getter, which my students can't wait for!!

    Whole Brain Teaching - Attention Please! {FREE}

    A very detailed BEHAVIOR RECORDING FORM for those students who need just a bit more DOCUMENTING!

    Mrs. McDaniel's 2nd Grade: Back To School Freebies

    This would be a neat idea for art - have students find a quote that means something to them, and write on short newspaper strips. Glue on top of painted paper or canvas, and embellish a bit.

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    Happy New Year 2014!

    Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Happy New Year 2014!

    Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Happy New Year 2014!

    Editable class newsletter template --- Cute and simple. Might change Weekly Schedule to We're Learning About... and have students fill it in instead of me.

    Teacher Laura: Editable Class Newsletter Template

    Adapted Image Courtesy of WoodleyWonderWorks

    13 Tips for a Talkative Class -

    How to Build Character in Your Classroom • What I Have Learned - Suggestions and ideas on how to build community and develop students' character through year-long activities.

    How to Build Character in Your Classroom • What I Have Learned

    Make Kindness Rocks with Kids. A simple and easy way to teach kids about spreading kindness around the world.


    Create a new tradition in your classroom - Arrival Stones! As children join the group each day, they find their stone and add it to the basket.

    Arrival Stones! - Fairy Dust Teaching

    Roundup of Montessori-inspired sewing activities for preschoolers and elementary-age children

    Montessori Monday – Montessori-Inspired Sewing Activities

    Brain Breaks

    Brain Breaks

    Just a closer look at some of the interactive notebook templates from my Interactive Notebook Templates 1000+. Print on some colored paper for some added fun! These are versatile for math, reading, social studies, science, and more! Use for any grade level too! Easy to customize!

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    Love this art project!

    Teaching Blog Addict: end of the year art project

    Some simple tips and exercises to get you started teaching #mindfulness to your students. Love the tip about a personal weather report!

    10 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids - Left Brain Buddha

    Parent Teacher Conference Forms - FREEBIE! Great self evaluation ideas for students to fill out before conferences

    Freebielicious: Parent Teacher Conference Forms

    Free Daily calendar notebook- wow! this is so extensive I can't believe it's free. This is wonderful math practice for first graders and could allow a homeschooling mama some time to get a little housework or breakfast prep done in the morning :)

    Our Aussie Homeschool: Calendar Notebook

    Ms. Liebel's Classroom: The Peace Chandelier. Maybe in the relaxation area?

    Mrs. Liebel's Classroom: The Peace Chandelier

    I love this idea of creating a peace table in the classroom and even at home too ! Setting the Peace Table: Children & Conflict Resolution | i heart montessori

    Setting the Peace Table: Children & Conflict Resolution

    idea... Students could draw and color a picture on transparency with permanent marker. Then, lay it over a background filled with repeated words or phrases.

    Kid Art Archives - Housing a Forest

    Easy Sewing Patterns For Kids - Mr Printables

    Easy Sewing Patterns For Kids - Mr Printables

    Some great elementary art projects.

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    I'm putting copies of this book in the writing center - kids can make them for family members when it's their birthday! What a nice idea for homemade gifts! Only $4 - so easy!! Save $$ on sooo many cards!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIFT BOOK! Made by Kids with LOVE! Homemade GIFT!

    Idea adapted to a classroom: "every time a student catches someone doing something kind, they put the kind person's name on a piece of paper ALONG WITH the act of kindness. Then they SIGN the paper with their name and put it the jar. Once a week, the teacher draws a name from the jar and both kids get a treat"

    'Catch Some Kindness' Jar (she: Veronica) - Or so she says...

    How to make poms for the classroom.

    Design Dazzle: How To Make Tissue Pom Flowers