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Parent-Teacher Conference Tips and Freebies Linky Party

cloud in a jar-- students observe how clouds get heavy with molecules and eventually rain-- awesome experiment!

Weather Galore!

"If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself." Albert Einstein #quotes

Inspiration Sunday: Understand to Teach - Line upon Line Learning

Hello Permanent Marker, Good-bye Name Tags - This REALLY Works! Blog post from One Sassy Teacher

One Sassy Teacher: Good-bye, Name Tags - This REALLY Works!

There are stages that some parents go through when teachers tell them that their child is working below level. This is a good post to bookmark to read before you conference with a parent about this topic.

What Stuck With You sign for your classroom. Students use post-it notes to show what they learned and then stick it right on the poster.

Literacy apps for kids

This lady's site has a TON of apps for the 1st grade classroom. Apps from phonics, spelling, science, math, writing and MUCH more!!

Classroom Doors

27 Awesome Straight-Talk Quotes About Teaching

27 Awesome Straight-Talk Quotes About Teaching

I like this assessment technique. "Ticket out the door" for recess or the end of the day is to write the answer to a problem/question on a sticky and put it on their number. Helps get an idea of who understood and who didn't. :)

FREE! Ticket Out the Door Sign Topper

Group work trick: Each student writes their own answer on a post-it, they bring the answers together and write a group answer in the center.

Runde's Room: Five For Friday - Test Prep and Angry Birds

Revamped Bloom's Taxonomy

Hello Literacy: Teaching Web 2.0 Tools for Higher Level Thinking

Marzano’s-9-Effective-Instructional-Strategies #Infographic

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Reward Coupons Set #2! Each coupon is explained! Get rid of that treasure box make this investment that will forever change your classroom!

FES blog - Growth Mindset anchor chart in my classroom (inspired by Developing Growth Mindsets in the Inspiring Classroom). Based on things I've heard my kids say...

Fieldcrest Elementary School

Need an idea to end the day? The End of the Day Jar has 24 questions to ask students to get them talking about their school day. This helps build community in the classroom. You can call on students to answer the questions or have them talk with a buddy.

Keep them thinking like scientists all summer long!

Teach-A-Roo: Send Home Science!! New Product Posted!

Sweet end of the year poem to parents

End of Year Poem to Parents-Freebie

Free end of the year poem {boy and girl version!!}

Mrs. Plant's Press: Moms and Memories

This is a "Shout Out Wall" where students can shout out their success in school, home, work or activities

Good night, Posterous

Celebrate screen free week with books that show how fun it is to unplug

Classroom Photo Ideas

Multiple Intelligence Theory for Kids - Teach your students about the many ways they are smart! Download a PDF version of this list of kid-friendly terms as well as a free MI survey for kids.