Thanksgiving Craft

Tootsie roll and Hershey's kiss with "leaf" to make a turkey. Imitation leaf Brown Tootsie Pop Hershey's Kiss 2 black beads for the eyes orange felt triangle for the beak red felt for the wattle All glued together

Love this version of Bloom's Taxonomy!

To help teachers get thinking about ways to apply Bloom's higher-order thinking skills in the classroom, they've put a spin on the traditional hierarchy and limited the number of verbs in each section to create The Blooming Orange.

Schoolhouse Divas: How to Motivate Your Students (and Kids) provides quick sentence stems that I can start using tomorrow to provide more targeted positive feedback to kids!

Middle school - Would you rather...have kids justify their thinking. Facilitating discussion before writing...give supportive details to opinions

Halloween Would You Rather Questions

Classroom Freebies: Halloween Would You Rather Questions. You could get the students to justify their opinion, consider the difference between persuasive and informative texts etc

reindeer candy canes

reindeer candy canes - no instructions on site - easy to make; candy canes, yarn, googly eyes and red pom pom could also use pipe cleaners!

10 Preschool Transitions– Songs and Chants to Help Your Day Run Smoothly

10 Preschool Transitions- Songs and Chants to Help Your Day Run Smoothly

Author's Purpose (for reading and writing)

Author's Purpose Anchor chart for students and teacher to complete together with examples and what to look for while reading.

Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher: Teaching Students to Write About Math

Teaching Students to Write About Math

Pop a balloon a day for the last 20 days of school - include something special each day.

Countdown to Summer-Pop one balloon each day. Inside is a special surprise for the day. No homework, read outside, work with no shoes on, chew gum in the morning, etc.

Here's an annotated list of some free math apps for the iPad.

Four different mini-games help kids practice counting skills to Mini-games include catch and count the fish, spot the difference, and more.