Each student had a sheet of paper with everyone's name on it. They had to write a nice sentence about everyone in the class. Then each student had 20 nice things written about him or her. We put those in a frame. This activity was great because some of the students in my class don't hear about how great they are everyday at home. Now they have a frame that will stay together rather than just some paper stapled. :) (photo only)
Musical READING Chairs... best idea ever!! Soo many great word work activities and ideas on this blog post - read it all!!
A bunch of ways to use floor tape in your classroom- wow- I didn't realize how awesome this stuff was! Pin now- get later!!
Ways to use page protectors in the classroom.
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GREAT list of Pandora stations to use in the classroom!
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guided reading table with dry erase circles - Great for math stations with me.
27 Creative and Fun DIY Back to School Ideas. Good ideas, but no directions or list of materials.
5 easy set-up centers for your classroom - I can see this being used for sight words!
Password to enter the room: letter, shape, number, sight word, names Could also have a password journal where the kids write it each day
Put an interactive anchor chart in your small group centers! Kids will love being "the teacher" and you'll love the structure, engagement, and learning they provide!
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Hot glue ribbon to the back of journals to use as bookmarks. Great idea!
LOVE LOVE LOVE! kindness wreath | add a ribbon for each act of kindness you catch a student doing throughout the year
Use the metal lunch kits as learning stations - all the cards, tasks, pieces go inside & stack easily. A funky twist on the envelope or file folder. FUN & FUNCTIONAL :D
Bookmark for interactive notebooks...how perfect is this?
Book Tasting. This could be fun for the beginning of the year. Have the kids "taste" different books and fill in their reading notebook with what books they want to read that year.
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I love this timer and it's only $11.00 at amazon.com
Accountable talk strategy - each table group gets a ball of yarn; one student recalls a fact from the text (can tweak for whatever strategy their working on) and then rolls the yarn to another student who can recall a fact; continue rolling the yarn to make a web of knowledge
This is a "Shout Out Wall" where students can shout out their success in school, home, work or activities
chalkboard signs on clothespins - these are terribly clever! Would be great to display prices.
LOVE this! Students are given an answer, THEY write the question!
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