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    Jessica McKeever
    Jessica McKeever
    Jessica McKeever

    Jessica McKeever

    I love the ideas in this post - Wonder is an amazing book, but you could use these ideas with any book with discussion questions. I especially love the carousel strategy!

    We have a cute and simple printable valentine for your kids. Print, cut, add and pencil and you're done. It's our favorite kind of valentine - no candy!

    Figurative Language Treasure Hunt: Use With ANY Text - A fun close-reading activity for upper elementary and middle school students.

    Collaboration Cuties: Mastering Mentor Sentences- Part 1 {how you can implement them in your classroom}

    Adjective Anchor Chart- using a magnet analogy to help students remember that adjectives modify nouns and pronouns.

    “The Case of the Student Teacher Gone Missing” is a customizable activity that asks students to solve a crime based on their analysis of evidence. First students must classify the twelve pieces of evidence as primary or secondary source evidence. Then students must decide which type of evidence they will use: primary or secondary, and explain why. Finally, students will analyze each piece of relevant evidence to draw conclusion about who the guilty teacher might be.

    Plot Chart Diagram Arc - Pixar Short Films Study (w/ Answer Keys)

    "Who/What/Where/When/Why/How in the world..." FREE ? Posters for your classroom/speech room from Sublime Speech

    Use these opinion starters during reading, guided reading, discussions, writing, etc.Comes with Anchor chart and small sentence starter cards for each opinion sentence.

    This is a great way to show students how persuasive piece of literature should be written. Students will love the connection between the Oreo and the structure. It will keep students on task and engaged! This connects with NYS ELA Standard 4.W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

    Persuasive OREO Writing: Great idea for middle school! The students could even be given Oreos as a treat. It's a way easier way to explain persuasive papers to a younger crowd. I also feel that it could maybe only be a prop because any paper writing require more attention and more description than that.

    The Mom Challenge – 1 year, 52 weeks, 52 mini challenges to strengthen your relationship with your kids.

    You know you are a Disney fan when, you know what MNSSHP stands for.

    The Disney and Starbucks partnership has now brought forth the famed mugs that people love so much.

    Mentor Sentences in ACTION - Ideas By Jivey (This is a great video to watch to get the full picture of how this teacher implemented the idea of mentor sentences with her students.)

    DIY LEGO Tray play station; Portable an compact and great for keeping LEGOS contained. The best toys for creating imagination.

    When we take a moment to look and listen, we see that nature is full of inspiration. This is especially true for children. For them the world isn’t just wonderful -- it’s also wonderfully new! Here are some nature-inspired LEGO building ideas to spark their creativity.

    10 easy (but awesome) DIY Star Wars crafts projects | Blastr

    Star Wars Darth Vadar valentine box!

    Star Wars Valentines using glow sticks as light sabers. I've been searching for this everywhere! I stocked up on glow sticks over the holidays. :)

    free minecraft printable valentine cards | Valentines, Valentines, Invitations - Free Printable Ideas from Family ...

    Minecraft Creeper Valentine Box

    Make today so awesome yesterday gets jealous.