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    Curious about classroom Makerspaces? Here's how to get started.

    Curious about classroom Makerspaces? Here’s how to get started.

    Pencil fidgets - They allow students to have something to move around in their hands. Students that require such fidgets have a need for sensory stimulation, and fidgets provide that within the classroom setting.

    Pencil Finger Fidgets

    Fine Motor Fall Yarn Wrapping. Great toddler, preschool or elementary activity to promote fine motor and sensory development. Perfect for a fall or autumn theme unit.

    Fine Motor Fall Yarn Wrapping

    Fun fall science activities for the kids to do outdoors!

    20 Awesome Outdoor Fall Science Activities

    Every child you pass in the hall has a story that needs to be heard. Maybe you are the one meant to hear it. |

    Back to School: Motivational Quotes for Students

    A great way to talk to readers about finding books they love. Great for teaching Main Idea and Supporting Events

    Miss Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind

    Learning is their journey ... Let Them Fly (@ Krissy.Venosdale / Flickr) - Please consider enjoying some flavorful Peruvian Chocolate. Organic and fair trade certified, it's made where the cacao is grown providing fair paying wages to women. Varieties include: Quinoa, Amaranth, Coconut, Nibs, Coffee, and flavorful dark chocolate. Available on Amazon!

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    Corkboard Connections: What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher

    What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher

    Stuck. This book is perfect for teaching perseverance in problem solving. It is in this month's Scholastic- or borrow mine. :)

    20 NEW Favorite Picture Books - Fall 2011

    Writers don't ask how to spell

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    Schoolhouse Divas: How to Motivate Your Students (and Kids)

    How to Motivate Your Students (and Kids)

    Getting a classroom economy started on the first day of school. What to do with your students.

    Teaching in Room 6: Classroom Economy: Day One

    Document, Document, Document! (Ten things teachers should track - with some of the tools needed!)

    Document, Document, Document!

    FREE printables for writers workshop or literacy centers! Includes writing topics, anchor chart, writers checklist, graphic organizers & more!

    FREE SAMPLE - Writers Toolkit (English & Spanish)

    Blog Post--Classroom Management: It's All About the Attitude

    Classroom Management: It's All About the Attitude

    Using nature and art to explore how the seasons change!

    Painting Trees through the Seasons

    Encourage students to go back to the text to search for quotes to support themes found in current reading. Example shows quotes from Lord of the Flies. Helps students collect necessary textual evidence to support claim--a CCSS requirement.

    Talking About Theme... A Teacher's Post

    Writing Unit: Animals People Love to Hate (Informational & Persuasive Writing Combined) - Creating Readers and Writers Blog Post #nonfiction #persuasive

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    What a nice way to reward positive behavior and communicate with parents about something positive!

    The Life of a First Grade Teacher: Achievement Badges

    FREE Discussion Questions for Fiction and Nonfiction

    Technology Exit Slips - perfect for upper elementary and middle school! ANY SUBJECT!

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    10 Exit Slip Prompts that Will Work for Any Class - Teach 4 the Heart

    10 Exit Slip Prompts that Will Work for Any Class - Teach 4 the Heart

    Ways a Parent can Help with Reading infograph I can Read: learning to read at home

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    Ways to help kids with their math

    11 Ways a Parent Can Help with Maths

    Create a photo book of famous structures from around the world to use in your block center. Great for kindergarten, preschool, and homeschool classrooms! Includes a link for a free 30-page structure book!

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