Love this!!!! I'm going to do this with my class this year!

Fiesta de Arte {Christine Kay, Chicago Photographer}

Empty Walls? "Bulletin Board" ideas/improvisations for your classroom.

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I love this idea ~ Do it for each grade and see how their likes change and how they grow!

Inspiration | Kellogg’s Family Rewards®

A Modern Teacher: Mission Organization: 21 Ideas on Organizing Your Teacher Area

The Creative Chalkboard: Classroom Tour Pictures Galore!

Lovely for your new class. If anyone knows the origin please post the link. I'd love to give them the credit.

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Cute idea for first day of school pics of your class - The Future is so Bright, I Got to Wear Shades!

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Plastic Plates work as dry erase boards! Who would have known?

Dry Erase Boards Made Easy

Love the way this turned out! Definitely fits perfectly with my 'shabby chic' theme in my classroom!

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Timelines to teach different verb tenses

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English grammar - at, in, on

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English grammar - verb tenses timelines

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Week 2 - English Pronoun Chart. Kids homework help. Grammar examples for subject, object, adjective, possessive.


We began our writing lesson by charting the definition and purpose of a summary. I also introduced the strategy: Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then. Next, I modeled how to write a summary of a book that all of the classes were familiar with.

Teaching Fourth

Main Idea Anchor Chart--Worked great in my fifth grade classroom!

Appletastic: Blossoming in Fifth Grade: Main Idea

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Mrs. Olson's Lucky Little Learners: Verbs

Back To School Lesson Plan. 1. How old are you? 2. Do you have siblings? 3. Do you have a pet? 4. What's your fav. color? 5. What's your fav. food? 6. What do you want to be when you grow up?

All About Me Rainbow - First Day of School Activity

Teacher Trap: Understanding Characters

Teacher Trap: Understanding Characters

Gallon monster! Classic staple for teaching customary units! This one's a FREEBIE!

Five for Friday~ May 24th Addiition


Nature Walk Activity FREEBIE! {Writing recording sheet for your Nature Walk}

Diversity bulletin board for art-this is my first day of school activity and my bulletin board for my classroom!

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Fabric background instead of paper, more durable and less expensive. Classroom Tour: Decorations

Classroom Tour: Decorations & Organization

Narrative Writing: Launching Writer's Workshop in 1st Grade. Love the ideas and anchor charts in this blog post!

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Narrative writing prompts are best when you have a mentor text to go along with it! I love some narrative writing! (Freebie Included)

Writing with Mentor Texts {with a FREEBIE}

Personal Narrative Anchor chart

Day 3 in 2nd Grade.....Fantastic Friday!

Encourage descriptive writing with alternatives for "said"

A Literate Life - Anchor Charts