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2015-2016 Syllabus

Use stations to set a tone of active learning and get students up and moving on the first day of school.

The Literary Maven: The Literary Maven Goes Back to School {7/27}

To try next year- Classroom management notebook to record absences, disruptions, missing assignments, missing materials, visits out of the room to the nurse, bathroom, etc. Very useful. Includes suggested filing system.

Middle School Math Rules!

Teaching Teens in the 21st

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Spice up your assessments by using Plickers! It is a free website that uses “paper clickers” for student to submit their answers to you. This blog post gives you all the details on how to use Plickers in your classroom!

How To Use Plickers in your Classroom

As a veteran teacher, one of my most requested forms is my class syllabus. This free download provides you with my ELA class syllabus, but since it is an editable PowerPoint file you can tailor it to suit any grade level or subject area. The template includes areas for course expectations, course information, class rules, class expectations, grading policy, absent work policy, etc.

EDITABLE Language Arts Syllabus

YES!!! Do I dare share this with parents on back to school night? This is MY classroom and you follow the rules or face the consequences...LOVE IT!

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new student packs

Two Things in Common

Hey yall!! I am stopping by very quickly to explain an amazing classroom management technique I use in my classroom from time to time! I have no idea where I found this years ago, so if you know the original source PLEASE let me know!! Introducing… Secret Student. WOW! I love bringing this into my …

{Secret} Student - Teach Create Motivate

Here's a quick, easy way to make big posters for your room for a little price! Musings from the Middle School: Printing a Poster... the Cheapskate Way!

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Interactive math notebook rules

Interactive Math Notebook

Wise Decor wall decal with classroom rules!

Lesson Plans and Teaching Strategies

Interactive notebooks are taking classrooms by storm! These 1000 + templates give you all you need to design your own graphic organizers and foldables for your INBs. Start now and save hours of time by using these templates.

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Welcome Back to School Letters with a Technology Twist - Fun in First Grade

Welcome Back to School Letters with a Technology Twist

Math = Love: Posters of Group Work Roles

Math = Love: Posters of Group Work Roles

Middle school classroom ideas!

Surviving in Social Studies

DIY classroom management PUNCH IT! board. Such a fun way to motivate your students!!!


teacher's dictionary definition for talking...this is a great article, more for middle school but definitely adaptable for fifth grade...

Three essential Classroom Rules for any grade

Oh, My Science Teacher!: Rules & Procedures to go over on the First Day of School

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Meador in the Middle with WBT: What to do on the first day of school?

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Interactive Notebooks Day 1: Syllabus and Procedures/ brilliant ideas. Consider adapting. Include rubric for how notebook will be checked.

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How could I tweak this for high school math?

First Grade Fabulosity

Middle School Teacher Blog: Some of the Best Things in Life are Mistakes: Back to School!

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Chromebooks Rules for the Classroom - FREE. If your school is using Google Chromebooks in the classroom, you can use these technology rules for using notebooks in the classroom to get your kids started. You can adapt these rules to various notebooks or other laptops on a cart, or even for iPads.

Chromebooks Rules for the Classroom FREE

One page activity with explicit directions on How to Open a Locker! A FREE resource! Perfect for students beginning middle school or a school with lockers.*****************************************************************************If you like this activity, be sure to check out my Middle School Survival Guide!

How to Open a Locker