Great teacher idea, too!  Cut out a picture from a magazine and let the child expand it.

Start with a magazine or newspaper clipping and let the child expand the picture! Love this idea. Could also use as a writing prompt.cut out a phrase and use a writing activity incorporating it!

childrens books

top 100 children's books of all-time-- A list of some great books to read aloud with your child(ren)

What the Teacher Wants!: Guided Reading Galore!

Guided Reading Chart: Student book level matched with skills they need. Then it tells you what the teacher should work on with that student!

Best Flipping sub book!!! Does NOT link to teachers pay teachers ;) Free!

My Organized Chaotic Classroom: Sub Binder. Although Sub Binders are typically geared more toward primary school, they can be adapted for high school classrooms.

Also has a great video of Lucy Caulkins

Writing Conferences Idea- On Lucy Caulkins - Flamingo Fabulous in Second Grade: Writing - Public/explicit conferencing schedule

use address labels, clipboard, and large index cards. Write your notes on the address labels as you walk around and observe. Later, stick them onto the child's index card. Quick and easy! Then, during parent/teacher conferences, just pull out the notecard and share your observations

Address Labels, Clipboard, & Large Index Cards: Write Notes On Address Labels As You Observe; Stick Them Onto The Child's Index Card; During Parent/Teacher Conferences Pull Out Notecard & Share Observations (Quick, Easy, & Cuts Down On Sticky Notes)

Oh my gosh this is amazing. Math games for each month!!!!! The only thing the kids need are their set of cards. This is amazing. Ahh-Mazing! I need to do this.

Great for math games!Attached the center cover sheet to a file folder and ran each folder through the laminator. After cutting the top of the folder, the teacher placed all of the activity sheets inside. Love this idea!

report card comments and ways to word tricky things that need to be said

100 report card comments, Great reference to print out and tuck away for report card time. For my teacher friends, Doshi Doshi Doshi Plousis, Hrubec Schmeltzer Schmeltzer Keith, and the rest of you gals!