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Introduce your students to a wonderful part of American history-the birth of African American literature with the Harlem Renaissance! This curriculum unit will take at least two weeks and consists of six Power Points and twelve handouts. Included are lessons on the following Harlem Renaissance writers: Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Claude McKay, W.E.B. DuBois, Booker T. Washington, and Lorraine Hansberry.

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

Freebielicious: Parent Teacher Conference Forms

Short video on 100 day of school (11 minutes)

Veteran's Day Activities

Dr. Seuss author study printables

A Day in the Life of a Classroom Teacher

The First 100 Days {were just grand} - with 100 Grand candy bars for school teachers and staff

The First 100 Days Of School {were just grand}

Mrs. Terhune's First Grade Site!: 100th Day of School

Mrs. Terhune's First Grade Site!: 100th Day of School

Parent Teacher Conference Forms {Free Printables} | Living Laughing & Loving

Brain Break...This is SO fun!!!!

Brain Break! Happy Feet - Boogie Wonderland 3 minutes

Brain Breaks by The Teacher Next Door is a set of 100 task cards filled with active games, exercises, and creative movement to help your kids regain focus after periods of sitting. These activities are not only fun but beneficial for learning. Studies have shown that brain breaks activate the mind and help to relieve stress. Plus, kids think they're so much fun! $

Four corners post-its, one from each student, then they create the best answer in the center. Could lead to a great Substantive Conversation.

Zap Review Game...great because the "smartest" team may not win :)

I'm lucky because...great send home assignment!

Common Core Math Games...sorted by grade level and standard!

How cute are these "Back to School Pencils"?

Site has lots of Dr. Seuss snack ideas! Super easy and fast ideas

Cute ideas for state testing.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Students/Parents

Four Book BINGO (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade)- BUNDLE -This packet consist of 50 boards. 30 book specific boards and 20 category boards. -This is a reading activity with a 'connect four' type of twist. Basically, the students read any four books in a row (horizontally, vertically, or diagonal) to complete the game board.

Emergency Sub plan kits! A whole day's worth of plans based around a book. What a genius idea! Now I don't have to drag myself to work sick!

Random Name Selector--kids loved it last year!

Tips for teachers with a challenging class

40+ Grants to apply for, plus tips and tricks

Best Practices 4 Teaching--Sharing Educational Successes: Classroom Library Check Out