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Learning Style Questionnaire...great idea! It's important to get to know your students early on in the year- this will help to differentiate instruction and to find out the different learning styles of each child.

Crazy for First Grade: Back to School- 2nd & 3rd Day

MUST do for the kids before AIMS- test candy gram

The Cure for Test Anxiety

Second Grade Thrills: First Day Goal Setting

Second Grade Thrills: First Day Goal Setting

The Calvert Canvas: Adventures in Middle School Art!: YouCube...I'm thinking of using this at the beginning of the year as a "getting to know you" activity. Students make a "YouCube" about themselves; they'd look cool stacked around the room or even hanging from the ceiling.

The Calvert Canvas: Adventures in Middle School Art!: YouCube

“My Calm Tools Keychain: A Teaching Tool and Visual Prompt” can be used to teach, practice and eventually prompt the younger, more behaviorally challenged student to use positive replacement behaviors as an alternative to acting out. $

My Calm Tools Keychain: A Teaching Tool and Visual Prompt

Great foldable for triangles. Going to do this with my class.

Fabulous Fourth Grade: Foldables

Sorry about the mess, but we are learning here. It always looks like a tornado hit my table, but I always tell people lots of learning is taking place!

This is a great strategy for increasing engagement in your students and for using higher order thinking skills, whether you teach Kindergarten or grade twelve

8 things i wish i knew as a student teacher

This is a "Shout Out Wall" where students can shout out their success in school, home, work or activities

Good night, Posterous

The Power of NOT Giving the Answer...ever asked the students a question and let them stew on it for DAYS? Come check out today's blog post to see how I worked to REALLY get my students thinking about fractions--not just TELLING them about fractions.

Flagging strategies for reading comprehension. They put the flags directly into the book while reading. (photo only)

Super Simple Dream Catcher From a Paper Plate

Weekly Home Reading Log

Literacy Printables

Bright student vs. gifted learner?... Very good info Perfect - this explains better what I've known and tried to share with parents and teachers. Gifted, bright, smart, talented are different things. You can have a talented failure or a gifted student who makes Cs or a bright child who's a little loosey-goosey but works hard and gets the As that the smart kid won't earn.

Bright student or gifted learner?

QR codes glued into student notes that link to video examples..awesome idea!

Multiplication & Division comparison Anchor Chart -- Tales of Frogs and Cupcakes: Think About It: Tricks for Learning

Tales of Frogs and Cupcakes: Think About It: Tricks for Learning

Multiplication strategies foldable(equal groups, array, repeated addition, skip counting, and number lines)

The Short and Sassy Teacher

Teacher has created long list of cartoon Pixar (and other) shorts to be used to teach reading strategies. She also has graphic organizers to go with them....Totally and completely amazing! What a great way to get (and keep) the kids' attention!

Technology Up to Speed: Movie Shorts and Reading Strategies

This website gives you specific books for every reading strategy

Teach your kids about the civil rights movement: 13 must read picture books to get you started.

13 Civil Rights Picture Books for Kids - What Do We Do All Day?

This looks like a great parent handout for open house or back to school night! These sites would also make an educational behavior incentiv...


Parent Survey Getting to Know Your Child

Meet the Teacher Night Treat for parents...hopefully the message will be meaningful :)

Here is a fun activity for both your students and your parents! Students fill out the left side of the paper and fold it so that their parents cann...

FREE Parent Night Activity - Fun Quiz for Parents!