Meredith Nations

Meredith Nations

Meredith Nations
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Take their pictures for the birthday chart. I love it!

Class Birthdays display - Take a group picture of the kids holding a sign with their birth date on it, then hang it under or next to the month. Give kids date and have them put in correct order.make it math related!

DID THIS! It rocked! EVERYONE was involved, and you wouldn't believe the QUESTIONS THEY ASKED! I had no idea they were so EXISTENTIAL!!!

day of school activities: 100 acts of kindness, 100 questions about the world, 100 places we would like to visit, & 100 ways to make

I think I just found interactive white board heaven!  Many, MANY notebook files in all curriculum areas!

I think I just found interactive white board heaven! Many, MANY notebook files in all curriculum areas! In casee I ever get a smart board.

Being Bucket Fillers

"Bucket Fillers" is a classroom strategy used to help build a sense of community in the classroom by having student's "fill" other classmates "buckets" with compliments, kindness, confidence boosters, etc. Student's are encouraged to be "Bucket Fillers" (

GOOD TO KNOW-Amazing.. I can't believe I've been throwing out all my old markers!    I am SO doing this.

These are dried out water-based markers. Turn them into liquid watercolor paint. Fill a clean baby food jar with water, tie about six dry markers with a rubber band, and set them in the top of the jar. I let them sit over night and watercolor is made!

thumb prints! - I hope I remember this around Christmas!

thumb prints made into Christmas lights. Easy craft to do with the kids. To enhance this, I might extend the strand each year, so by the time they are older, you have a long string of thumb print lights.

above the class room door. so students see it when they leave the room. good idea!

above the front door. so you see it when you leave the house. this makes me smile :) love the idea of planting positive messages through the house!