Love this creative idea for a fun birthday board! Students were grouped by month and held their birthdays up on whiteboards.

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Fun (and free!) countdown timers for the classroom! Read this blog post on Corkboard Connections to find out where to download these timers and more and some tips for using them in the classroom.

Corkboard Connections: Fun Countdown Timers for the Classroom

Class stationary! Give each kid a post-it to draw their portrait and then make copies. My kids love writing letters!! Love this!

classroom collective • Class stationary! Give each kid a post-it to draw...

Lesson on Totem Poles (History/Geography and Art Integrated Lessons).

Thomas Elementary Art: 4th Grade Totem Poles

All about Kagan Cooperative Learning! Includes lots of freebies, too. :)

The Brown-Bag Teacher: Kagan Cooperative Learning

Great for teaching students about geography and putting the unit into prospective for them. I love that it allows the students be creative and individualize the assignment. This could be really good to use after you have just discussed various features of North America and you want to put it into prospective for the student.

Sunny Days in Second Grade: The Effects of Blogstalking

Magnets for meet the teacher Put your name email and school phone number on it. Maybe hours to reach u, etc!!

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I love this W.E.L.C.O.M.E. sign for back to school. Substitute classroom for school and great for classroom displays too.

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Did you know Vistaprint has Rack Cards? Check mine out!

Fluency Practice. Tracking Fluency. Hot reads and cold reads. Zoofluency.

Second Grade Nest: Zoofluency

Master Copies Binder: great idea on how to make color coded labels

Orange Polka Dots: How to Start Your Summer Vacation

Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide from Kate Hart (did I cite this ok?) This is great - such a fun tool for middle school learners. Excellent tool to get them on the right path on understanding how to cite source and avoid plagiarism

Kate Hart: Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide

More mixtures & solutions activities

Beakers and Bumblebees: Crazy...mixed up...

Have the classroom rules visible so students never have the excuse that they forgot the rules.

Lucky in Learning: Classroom Rules (I survived Week 1!)

Homemade Flubber Recipe For Kids

Great idea to keep track of Missing Work. Students take their post-it off and attach it to their late work. Picture only

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SERIOUSLY! This website is a miracle for finding videos for teaching moments!!!!

Inspirational Movie Clips

Sight word apps

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Cute math anchor charts.

Frugal in First: Math

Where's your proof? Teaching students to use evidence.

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I have used this Narrative Writing Diamond its from Empowering Writers - my writing bible!!!! Its a great visual and really gets students writing a fabulous story!

Colorful Teaching: Narrative Writing Diamond Freebie

ALLUSION: Literary Devices in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

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love brain based!

First Grade and Flip Flops: A New Linky on Classroom Management and Other Things!

Weekly Spelling Homework FREEBIE! Includes ABC Order / 3 Times Each, Stair Step Spelling, Picture Spelling, Pencil/Crayon, and Spelling Sentence Printables. Great for second grade or first graders at the end of the year!

Top 5 Freebies of the Week 8/17/13

All Hands In display in a 5th grade classroom. Kids told all about themselves using their hand shape and we hung it around the room. This really was a fun and easy project for the first week of school.

Teaching in Room 6: All Hands In!