This game is VERY simple but powerful for the kids  because it helps them to make those connections that 5 pennies = 1 nickel,  2 nickels = 1 dime, etc...

prince & co.: The Trading Game: Money Style.Race to a Quarter. This game is VERY simple but powerful for the kids because it helps them to make those connections that 5 pennies = 1 nickel, 2 nickels = 1 dime, etc.

Rainy days....fishing for magnetic letters in the bath tub -- great activity for winter days. This site has SO many fun things for kids to do!!"

Must Try -- Rainy days (and there are so many of them!fishing for magnetic letters in the bath tub -- great activity for winter days. This site has SO many fun things for kids to do! for-the-kids

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

"Tired word wall" where kids go grab synonyms to use in their writing instead of the "tired words"... love it!

A word wall using synonyms ! I like this idea. Students who are GT or don't have anything to work on in enrichment can create this synonym word wall bulletin board (and then maybe an antonym board?

Encourage descriptive writing with these alternatives to "said".

Not sure I'd use this title for my anchor chart, but it's great to build descriptive writing "Said is Dead".Encourage descriptive writing with these alternatives to "said".

self-assessment practice

A great visual rubric. It is so important for students to see models! Using a rubric scale to compare weak and strong writing models is a great way for students to begin to reflect on their own writing!

Fun idea for little kids and waiting time. Magnetic tic tac toe from Altoids box Great for your purse!--- gift idea webelos craftsman

I LOOVE this idea! The kids are always playing the game app on my phone, but now they can have their own travel tic tac toe board! Magnetic tic tac toe from Altoids box. Keep one in your purse or make them as gifts for the kids' friends?

Geometry, Technology, & Snack Time!

grade - geometry, technology, & snack time - teaches these shapes in a hands on method and obviously students will love the food

Easy kid craft -n o-sew sock animal

Show the kids how to turn them into animals. Easy kid craft -no-sew sock animal. Great idea for all those lonely socks without a partner!

Journal Jar with a link to print out the prompts

Journal Jar

Journal Jar for kids Provides free printable journal prompts and graphics that also makes a great gift! Wonderful for journaling and creative writing. So want to do this with the kids.

Math center idea for tens and ones. I use foam dice so they don’t make any noise. Student rolls 2 dice. The 1st number is for the tens place and the 2nd one is for the ones place. If they roll a 6 and 4 they write down 64 and then they draw the picture. You can add more dice for larger numbers.

Math center idea for tens and ones. use foam dice so they don't make any noise. Student rolls 2 dice- number is for the tens place and the one is for the ones place.

Read-O anytime reading activities#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

Reading Bingo game--LOVE this. It ensures that the kids will read outside the classroom. Totally doing this come new year!

great literacy center printables

On A Roll - Adjectives. "On a Roll" is a super-fun way to build silly sentences {while learning skills like correct adjective placement}.

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