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First Week of School - Wemberly writing and craft. Freebies in the post!

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This All About Me beginning of the year activity can be adapted to any grade. Love it!

First Grade Sweeties: My Favorites

Use with the book The Peaceful Classroom by Naomi Drew and the No, David books by David Shannon to set up classroom rules and distinguish a peacemaker from a peacebreaker.

Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten: First of School

Display a chart for your first round of lessons to remind students what to do for a drill if they are in the library. | joyfullearningink...

Joyful Learning In KC: Procedural Writing In KC

How Full Is Your Bucket? *for kids* Here are a bunch of ideas to illustrate the "filling" of buckets.

Teaching 4 Moments: How Full Is Your Bucket?

Management Tools for Teachers: Surviving the First Week of School and Beyond www.amodernteache...

Management Tools for Teachers

Use this activity as an ice breaker for the first week of school or as a classroom community builder. I have my students sit in a circle around our carpet, and I project the "Roll a topic" sheet up on the SmartBoard. Each student takes a turn rolling the dice and answering the corresponding question.

Roll A Topic Ice Breaker Freebie

Free download! This packet includes the blackline masters to make David and a "First Grade Rules!" writing page, don't worry for those of you who don't teach first I included a generic "School Rules!" template as well :) I have also created a "David Learns the School Rules" poster that is displayed with the kids David's pictures.

David Learns School Rules!

F is for First Grade...diagram of a listener...print on half sheets and put in Reader's Response notebooks

F is for First Grade

Polka Dot Owl Labels - Blank

september bulletin board ideas | ... are probably familiar with the inspiration for this bulletin board

Teaching Fourth: September 2012

Classroom Finds From the Hardware Store. Check out my guest-blog post on Minds in Bloom!!!

Classroom Finds From the Hardware Store | Minds in Bloom

**FREE** Roll Color: -r controlled vowels

**FREE** Roll & Color: -r controlled vowels

Don’t Nag, Instead Brag- Get your best student behavior ever using these GRAB and GIVE notes!

In 2014- Don’t Nag, Instead Brag

Balloon Bowls!! Easier than it looks. -- 29 creative crafts for kids that adults will actually enjoy doing, too!

29 Clever Crafts For Kids That Parents Will Enjoy Doing, Too

I will need to try this. Glue sticks are great, but they the stuff doesn't stay stuck together. The kids have trouble with glue bottles as they get clogged.

Glue Sponges...they are worth the HYPE! (Mrs. Olson's Lucky Little Learners)

clothes pins with tacks hot glued onto the back to use on a tack strip to display student work (no holes in the paper!)

Life in Middle School

Free Printable School Lined Paper including Spaulding & Primary Lined Handwriting Paper

Every Lined Paper Under the Sun!

Second Grade Writing Rubric

This beginning of the year set comes with 6 "School Days" math color-by-number activities for reviewing and practicing place value and operations standards from 2nd grade. This set is perfect to use as review with incoming 3rd graders or as practice with 2nd graders who have already learned these skills.

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These catchy and fun lyrics and melodies make learning effortless for achieving life-long educational goals. I wrote these songs and created these activities to teach my students for life; therefore, I use an innovative method for reaching multiple learning styles. My music has reached and impacted every student that has been in my classroom. The inter-connectivity of my plan allows you to create an engaging and fun learning environment.

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OMG so cute for learning about our neighborhood

Snippety Gibbet: First Grade Architecture

I have a similar site in which students can find our math lectures, contact information, and information about their teacher!

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Alphabet Brainstorming- can be used with any subject/unit as review or idea generator. Have students work in groups to come up with one idea per letter.

ABC Brainstorming

A Book Review about an amazing picture book: "What Do You Do with an Idea?" by Kobi Yamada (From Creating Readers and Writers Blog) #kobiyamada #ideas

Creating Readers and Writers: What Do You Do with an Idea?