Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes". Students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card. Students are then given the medium sized card and have to take the information from the large card and condense it onto the medium sized card. Finally, students are given the small card and must take the information from the medium sized card and condense it further onto the small card. Great way for students to get to the main point/idea!

The Middle School Mouth: interactive notebooks

Two Reflective Teachers: A Peek into our Short Text Unit

Two Reflective Teachers: A Peek into our Short Text Unit

A blog post on how to reach learners of all different abilities, getting them engaged, and keeping them engaged!

Momma with a Teaching Mission: How to Reach All Learners

EVERYONE NEEDS MORE RAINBOWS~ This simple pattern could be used for coloring or for any number of spring activities. Saw it, and had to post it!

Print This Free Rainbow Coloring Page

Neon Table Numbers - Chalkboard Table Numbers - FREEBIE

One Sharp Bunch: Monday Made It - Labels Galore & Freebies x2

Great idea for teams! Would be cute to give them a strip of color every time they behave appropriately! When they complete their rainbow, they earn a team reward!

Across the Hall in 2nd: Five for Friday {3-1-13}

Rainbow Names...Perfect 1st day of school activity. Teach kiddos your expectations for how to use their supplies and taking pride in their work!

TheHappyTeacher: Rainbow Names!

creating & teaching: Top 10 Classroom Decor Pins

creating & teaching: Top 10 Classroom Decor Pins

school girl style- rainbow collection. the cutest collection ive ever seen!

The Rainbow Collection

Rainbow Classroom Labels

First Grade Garden: Rainbow Classroom Labels

Come check out my intergalactic classroom! Also, get a closer look at our spacey doorway. :)

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DIY Classroom Curtains- NO Sewing or Gluing! ....Follow for free 'too-neat-not-to-keep' fun teaching stuff :)

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14 "Must-See" Sunday School Bulletin Boards, Doors and More!

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Book Boxes using Walmart ice bins and colored duct tapeice bins from walmart

Book Boxes!!!

The Great Pencil Challenge (managing pencils!) #teachers #teaching #classroom #ideas #activities #learning #fun #kids #children

The Great Pencil Challenge (managing pencils!)

"I got the adhesive whiteboard roll from Amazon, stuck it to the table, sealed the sides with a little duct tape, and viola!"

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Add duct tape to pencils to keep them from disappearing :) I have been doing this for a few months and it has really helped! When pencils end up in my co-teachers'' classrooms they always make their way back.

Doubly Whammy! Two Linky's in One! :)

Make an inference. (image only)

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character traits activity, outward and inward descriptors

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The Thinker Builder: How to Organize Your Small Groups to PREVENT the Headache

How to Organize Your Small Groups to PREVENT the Headache

The Disney Pixar movie Inside Out was an instant hit at the box office. Children, teens, adults and especial counselors are drawn to the movie’s relateable characters and life challenges. As mentioned above, counselors anticipated the release of Inside Out […]

20+ Inside Out Clips to Help Teach Children About Feelings - The Helpful Counselor

I like the way this teacher organizes her "data" on her student's throughout the year. This would be a great way to organize a student's IEP and Behavioral Plan.

Welcome to First Grade Room 5: Data Folders

Simple Writing Checklist Anchor Chart

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