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Hello Literacy: So What's the Big Deal? Getting to the Main Idea & Key Details - (Standard 2)

Five Ways to Use Memes in Class - from

Main Idea Anchor Chart--Worked great in my fifth grade classroom!

Appletastic: Blossoming in Fifth Grade: Main Idea

Tracking our WIGs (wildly important goals) for the leader in me process. A target to keep track of our fluency words per minute and out multiplication fact progress.

An end of the year poem to give to students.

I Love 1st Grade: Memory Book

This is a great way for kids to relfect on their level of engagement. Love this. I'm thinking about including it in their readers notebook...

Hello Literacy: Halls and Walls of Lake Myra {First Grade}

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Flamingo Fabulous: I'm still kicking!

The PBS "President for a Day" interactive game (Grades 3-8) let's children become President and see how the Government affects them in the decision it makes. More fun activities too at PBS KIDS: The Democracy Project.

Great example of why students should vary sentences.

Simply 2nd Resources: Writing Foldable for Journals - BaDaBing!

"Wall of champions" post its to demonstrate 80% or higher on assessments



Skittles Fraction Challenge Grades 4-5

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

▶ Turkeys in Disguise - YouTube So very cute. It will make you smile

snowmen at night video

A Place Called Kindergarten: Snowmen at Night

**FREE** and **WOW** Using LEGO for mid to upper elementary math. - Fractions, multiplication, division, mean, mode, median - plus, pdf worksheets to create bagged stations. Great site!

Using LEGO to Build Math Concepts |

I believe that this is a good list of strategies for students to use with division. It will help them get started on dividing something within a word problem.

MAIN IDEA~ Students read the story in the storm cloud, then strike the tree (containing the main idea) with lightning. Fun, interactive online resource!

Main idea anchor chart I like the clues to help find the main idea.

9 Ways Students Can Develop a Growth Mindset - Ferndale, MI, United States, ASCD EDge Blog post - A Professional Networking Community for Educators

9 Ways Students Can Develop a Growth Mindset

homework incentive - Each night 100% of the class does their homework, put up a letter in the homework banner. If the class gets every letter in the banner, the whole class wins a no-homework pass!! But if one person doesn't do their HW? The WHOLE banner comes down!

Creative Ideas for the Upper Elementary Classroom: Classroom Decor Linky Party

This is for the kids who have a hard time rounding numbers.

We might be wrapping in whole class small groups when none of my kids know this stuff and OH WAIT, we don't teach it this year... LOL Mr. H is gonna get his rap on this week! Rounding Rap

Tonya's Treats for Teachers

Kids will LOVE this. Fun video and rap about the elements of a story. Explains plot,character, conflict, setting and theme.

Create fake text to display your morning message to your class each day

FACS Classroom Ideas: ifaketext