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Close reading doesn't have to be scary! Here are 12 helpful tips for implementing close reading in your classroom.

12 Tips for Implementing Close Reading | Minds in Bloom

Place Value Worksheet Pack - Common Core Third Grade- work with numbers in thousands

Place Value Pack - Common Core

Common Core Reading Response Pages

What have the Zakar's been up to?.....

How to summarize poster I made to day! An easy way to teach your kids summarizing stories. Teacher them to use these words when summarizing. Thanks Mrs. Boggs and Mrs. Rice for the idea!!!

August - June Calendar Journals this is a great morning work idea!

August-June Calendar Journal

characterization possibilities with second grade...

Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons

Organize your classroom by Smedley's Smorgasboard of Kindergarten! Stick command hooks on your wall and attach baskets to them.

Good ideas for what to include in a sub tub!

The End of the Day jar

Sent this home for summer practice!

a year of many firsts: summer review websites for kids

This is a great site for using Smart Boards in the classroom. It contains links to other sites, resources and interactive activities to engage learners using the Smart Board.

SMART Board Resources

This is a great example of how to schedule different groups (Daily 5, centers, etc).

Have your **STAR** student of the week fill out this pennant to display in your classroom! I plan on copying this on card stock for parents/students to fill out and then hang up as a banner in my classroom. You can print this pennant on 8.5x11 paper.

All About Me Pennant **BaCk To ScHoOl

Start your year off on the organized foot! Steps on how to create a data binder and a curriculum binder.

The Four Part Apology; how to help your kids learn to apologize

Emmy Mom--One Day at a Time: The Four Part Apology

Expanding sentences. Would love to do a foldable like this with grade-level revisions. 1. Add an adj/adv participial phrase. 2. Add a prepositional phrase. 3. Reorder/rearrange the sentence. 4. Improve the verb. 5. Include an appositive. 6. Write it as a compelling fragment. 7. Rewrite it as dialogue. 8. Change the point of view.

Use contact paper to jazz up a bookshelf. | 36 Clever DIY Ways To Decorate Your Classroom

36 Clever DIY Ways To Decorate Your Classroom

What is happening during the first week of school. Great ideas!!! Launching writers workshop, daily 5, and morning work!

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Highlights of our Learning Launch!

pinterest classroom ideas | Pin Classroom Bulletin Board Designs Room Design Ideas And Pictures ...

Birthday Graph Bulletin Board Idea -

Spelling Homework for Any List for the Entire Year!

Spelling Homework for Any List for the Entire Year!

13 Free Planner Pages and Resources For Teachers

13 Free Planner Pages and Resources For Teachers |

Spelling menu to extend practice activities for high students

Definitely want to make a brochure like this because open house is such a hectic time! Lots of great ideas for open house on this blog!

Smiling in Second Grade: Open House

Back to School Books

a year of many firsts: Back to School Read-Alouds