"Each student comes up and picks a stick out of my hand; they have to place the word in the right cup. Then, after all sticks have been sorted, students can choose one stick from each cup and create a sentence using all three words. A great informal assessment!"

parts of speech word sort {language arts}--Kids each come up and pick a stick out of my hand and they would have to place it in the right cup! If there’s extra time, they can use the word in a sentence

Have students write on this "Think Sheet" as they think about their behavior. It's a great way to calm down class conflicts before talking about the situation at hand.

Think sheet. Have the student fill this out when they have broken a classroom rule or hurt the feelings of another student. Have the student reflect on their behavior and then fix the situation.

Your first graders brain - The first graders brain, and all the other grade levels and corresponding development. Really eye opening.

Inside the 1st grader's brain

Your first graders brain - The first graders brain, and all the other grade levels and corresponding development. Really eye opening. These articles can be printed off to share with parents. Other grade levels are available!

25 STEM Activities for Kids Vacation Play Ideas

STEM Activities and Science Experiments For Kids

Classroom Science Center in Pre-K and Kindergarten

What's in Your Science Center?

Setting up a pre-k science center - Includes links to lots of activities and equipment that you can make yourself. ~I love the ideas on this page~

Library Maker Space | Kaechele Learning Commons | TinkerLab.com TinkerSpace Series

TinkerSpace: Library Learning Commons

An inspiring inside peek into the Kaechele Library Maker Space, part of the TinkerSpace series that looks at art studios and maker spaces.

Have you used Pinterest with your class?  Free printable

Have you used Pinterest with your class yet?

have to be careful though ~ need to be logged in before you show students ~ inappropriate pics can be seen which is saddening!

Here's a great infographic for understanding dyslexia.

Get the numbers, myths, and facts with the Understanding Dyslexia Infographic, and learn what students with dyslexia wish everyone knew.

Flipped Teaching in the Younger Grades. #weareteachers

The Teacher Report: How Flipped Teaching Can Work in the Younger Grades

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