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Secondgradealicious: How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible - an excellent resource for promoting engagement and higher order thinking skills!

Russell Baker on punctuation.

"Your Mind Is Like A Parachute. It Only Works If It Is Open." - Anthony D'Angelo

Your Mind Is Like POP! Chart

Marzano Scale -Kid Friendly :)

Paint like Michelangelo! What a great idea!

First week of school - Excellent blog with ideas for the first few weeks from name activities to Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Great Grammar: Subject Verb Agreement

"Alaska- a place to chill out" cool down spot.

Free!!! 45 Ideas For Classroom Friendly Fidget Toys

Bathtub for two, overflows into the shower

beautiful hide-away bath

the cutest nook!

4th Grade Frolics: Fun Friday with Math Centers

This is a class book my class does after our principal reads The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Use the first page as the front cover of the book. My ...

Look for random acts of kindness to fill the grinch with love. Such a cute concept.

Laminate, have students write the answer to an exit slip with dry erase marker. Color code by class. Good way to quickly assess. Kids grab ticket on way in the room, drop in basket on way out.

Hang right by the door for in emergency situations.

Unlimited access to Lessons & Passages for Common Core.

I picked a stick and they never knew who that person was until the end of the day. If that person behaved in line, listened and followed directions in class with few warnings, they got a surprise out of the treasure box and their name went up on the wall of fame..if the mystery person did not behave their name went back into the box or whatever I had and it was never revealed. FREAKING GENIUS!

Introduce new lessons with a surprise box! It will get your students interested about what is in the box. Then when you finally reveal the surprise in the box, they will remember the concept/idea that you need them to! Such a cute idea

Revising vs. Editing

Great way to introduce students to the concept of inferring


When students participate when no one else is or answers a challenging question they can get 'smart beads' to wear. They trade in smart beads at the end of the day for a little note that goes home to their parents!