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Creative Classroom Ideas

Creative Classroom Ideas

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Stop the, "Teacher, how do you spell ___?!" syndrome and put the responsibility back on students when they need to spell words!

Fluttering Through First Grade: Interactive Spelling Dictionaries & Spelling Styles Freebie

Fun, contemporary back-to-school lesson! Have your students draw "selfies" and describe their summer via text message prompts. Makes for a great bulletin board display!!

Magnet Science Fun for Kids from Teach Beside Me

Magnet Science Fun for Kids - Teach Beside Me

Lock Smocks = Genius! A way to keep your door locked for a lock down, but still let kids come in and out. I so need this.

One Extra Degree: Lock Smocks = Genius!

Studying the magic of magnetics with art! Paint with magnetized marbles and a strong-ish magnet or magnet wand. :)

Teacher Tom: Magnet Painting!

Magnetic Slime Recipe- this stuff takes minutes to make & is a sure way to WOW the kids

Magnetic Slime Recipe ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose

cool way to show kids how to polar animals stay warm. #winter #education #warm

Tippytoe Crafts: Blubber Experiment

The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett and N.G. Kids Polar Bears. Using paired text is an easy and fun way to ensure a balance of literature and informational text in your classroom. This set is ready to print and use!

Polar Bears: Paired Text

Super easy Polar Bear Art Tutorial - all you need is paper, chalk, glue and scissors... and about 20 minutes! Whimsy Workshop Teaching Direct Link:

Whimsy Workshop Teaching: Polar Bear Art Tutorial

No More Name Plates The most frequently asked question when visitors come to my room is "What did you use to write the names on your desks?"

Timeouts and Tootsie Rolls: No More Name Plates

Art Projects for Kids: Kandinsky Fall Tree Tutorial

Art Projects for Kids: Kandinsky Fall Tree Tutorial

What Does the Principal Do All Day Poster Activity: A great common core aligned “copy and go” activity for the end of the year or to leave for the sub! It’s so fun to find out what your students think a principal really does all day. Two pages (with and without lines) are included. Sample directions included as well that could be projected on a smart board or placed under a document camera. A fun way to practice using your Common Core Informative/Explanatory writing skills.

What Does the Principal Do All Day Poster Activity

Creative Writing Prompts for Kids | Homeschooling Mom 4 Two

Creative Writing Prompts for Kids

Challenging Kids to write. Fun writing prompts like, "You look in your pocket and find a miniature unicorn. Describe it in forty-two words"

Challenging Our Kids to Write

How to make a despicable me minion bracelet ---great crafts for kids

Minion-inspired character education lesson on being a great friend! Grades 1-3

Minion Character Ed. Craftivity!

Back to School Minion Theme - This memory book is designed as a great way to get children involved in their own learning and progress. It is a great way to begin the year. It includes an few printables for an End of Year visit to complete the book. $

Your little super heroes will love practicing their basic facts with this one page game. Double the dice and then add one.

Double Plus One Math Game

FREE! Minion Maker! Students create their own! Use as a game with stations, early finishers, indoor recess, or just because it it is plain-old fun! FREE!


Minion Happy | 31 Incredible Bulletin Boards For Back To School

31 Incredible Bulletin Boards For Back To School

Meet Your Teacher Night Letter for kids on the eve of the first day of school.... so doing this!

Sunny Days in Second Grade: Ready Confetti!

Using a dry erase board...write "this is my last day of Pre-k" with the date and have the child hold it. Can go at end of portfolio.

Teacher decor DIY-chalkboard paint letter. On the first day of school have every student write their name on the letter and display it on the door :)

Kindergarten Teacher Gift from the Class

First Day of School Sweet Treats!!

Teaching Times 2: First Day of School Sweet Treats!!