I love this idea for Guided Reading! Students read the word and if they get it right, they get to keep the cube. Whoever has the tallest tower at the end wins!

Miss DeCarbo: Turkey Trot Blog Hop! Freebies, Ideas, and Dessert!


Class Pledge in an adorable Shabby Chic-themed classroom.

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Create a wonder wall for students to update or add their thinking

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Great perimeter activity for all ages at math night-elementary

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Book spine poetry : interactive display

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Spark Student Motivation: Read-a-thon. Get your students excited about reading by holding a Read-a-thon!

Spark Student Motivation: Read-a-thon


You Get What You Get and You Don't Throw a Fit! - Great to read at the beginning of the year :)

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<FREE Math Exit Ticket> This is a FREE template for Math exit tickets! There are 3 sizes: small, medium, and large. Make a CLASS WALL of exit tickets to showcase the different concepts you are teaching throughout the year!

Incorporating MATH PRACTICES during MATH!


50 Student Rewards That Don't Cost a Thing-a great reference sheet for providing reinforcers for an individual, a group, or the whole class!

Teaching In The Fast Lane: 50 Student Rewards That Don't Cost a Thing


Gallon man, measuring, capacity. Have the students make their own gallon man/woman, using their faces as opposed to the traditional gallon man.

Lesson Plan SOS: Math


This is more for the teacher but it makes organizing the classroom easier. So I think it is important for the teacher to use, so they can have small groups planned and ready to go.

Second Grade Nest: Small Group Ideas


Try Wall Pop dry erase stickers on a table in your classroom! I use it for spelling work, small group instruction, and math time. They add a pop of color, too!

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Mothers Day Butterfly Card and Poem | Click Pic for 22 DIY Mothers Day Craft Ideas for Kids to Make | DIY Mothers Day Crafts for Toddlers to Make

20 Mothers Day Craft Ideas for Kids to Make - Craft or DIY


Want a fun way to display classroom photos in your classroom? Check out this modern day bulletin board!!

Classroom Instagram {Bulletin Board}


Making the Most of Small Group Instruction {with The Learning Chambers}

Making the Most of Small Group Instruction {with The Learning Chambers}


A trick for helping kids fix their letter reversals

A Trick to Help Kids with Letter Reversals - Frugal Fun For Boys


Teaching With Love and Laughter: Kindergarten Literacy Activities

Teaching With Love and Laughter: Kindergarten Literacy Activities


Shoelace Trick for kids

STEAM Powered Family ~ Page 2 of 2 ~ Embracing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in our every day life.


Reading and Writing Redhead: this author chose songs based on their lyrics and writes a note about each song! Post includes video of each song as well! Music is a GREAT way to wake kids up, and get them learning!!

25 Pop Songs to Use with Students


Tootling- the opposite of tattling. Tootling is when students write a positive note about their classmates or teacher and stick it up on our tootling board. They love doing it, and it helps promote a cohesive classroom community!

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72 Creative Ways for Your Students to Show What They Know!

72 Creative Ways for Students to Show What They Know - Minds in Bloom


Great end of year gift to students :) What a fun idea! Give each student a sheet of paper with every classmate's name on it. They have to write a nice sentence about everyone, then each student has 20+ nice things written about him or her. Some students don't hear about how great they are at home, so this can be a much-needed pep talk. Collect them all in a frame to preserve them. Kids will love hearing about how great they are from classmates.

What a fun idea! Give each student a sheet of... | from-student-to-teacher


Four-Star Reading Responses - Use an anchor chart to show students the difference between a 1-star response and a 4-star response!

Four-Star Reading Responses


Great idea for getting kids to ask questions

Welcome to First Grade Room 5: Wonder Wall


End of the Year Printables - technology rocks. seriously.

End of the Year Printables (technology rocks. seriously.)