Monarch Mariposa
Monarch Mariposa
Monarch Mariposa

Monarch Mariposa

Monarch Mariposa, A.k.a. "The Fearless Fashionista". Expressive Arts, Dancing and Fashion Consulting are my creative outlets. I'm on a Creative LOVE mission! F

I can board. Would 100% use this in my classrooms so students know what they are doing for the day and also helps administrators and parents see what the objectives are for the day. Much better than having plain objectives written across the board.

Setting the Tone in the First 10 Minutes of the First Day of School- a simple idea to start the year off right! LOVE this post!

Setting the Tone in the First 10 Minutes of the First Day of School- a simple idea to start the year off right! LOVE this post!

Genius idea for turning in assignments ... quickly tell who has not turned something in!

I LOVE this!! She has the #firstday hashtag up for, obviously, the first of the school year. She's going to take a picture of each student and put their it on the board. Then she'll change the hashtag and pictures throughout they year. SO cute!!

What a smart way to use your first day of school! Have each kiddo make something with Playdough while you are taking care of the housekeeping (supplies, attendance, mini-conferences, etc.) Then have students write about what they made. Your kids are focused, and you end up with a beginning of the year writing sample!

What makes you happy board. Love it!

Back to school idea for sharing summer fun.

OMG!!! Use this website to quiet down your class!!! The balls bounce when there is quite a bit of noise in the room. The challenge is to get the balls to settle down or stop moving completely.

Runde's Room: Hook Them from the First Day ... Tips for Back to School - classroom teachers share their favorite fun and engaging back to school activities.

Teaching Today: This is such a simple idea I found online, but it is helping me keep my paperwork organized! I’m constantly making lists of what to do, and this helps me collect my thoughts in one place. I may create another one for things to do at home because it is SO HELPFUL.

Tinfoil and Pipe Cleaner Challenge that your kids will love!

LOVE this desk arrangement. saves space in room and allows you to sit at your desk OR use back board! Plus desks are in rows instead of groups to reduce chit-chat!

I love the desk arrangement in this classroom. Open group concept. Student desks are in groups, but all face the smart/white/chalk board.

Back to School Bulletin Board! So cute for older students!

genius - my kids LOVE Wordle. Now I need to remember this for a beginning of the year activity for adjectives that describe them or interests!

LOVE THIS!! Open House Bags for Students

Accountable talk strategy - each table group gets a ball of yarn; one student recalls a fact from the text (can tweak for whatever strategy their working on) and then rolls the yarn to another student who can recall a fact; continue rolling the yarn to make a web of knowledge

Previous pinner said: "My favorite lesson! I do this with my 4th grade and they all turn out amazing!"

Teaching With a Mountain View: First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

Create an environment where respect rules and 80% of your bullying problems disappear! #bullying #respect

Fun activity if students finish early with assignments...what a great way to foster creativity!

I've used this activity in group therapy for years and it's a keeper!

Teaching Social Skills: Self-Control For Kids - For early elementary school #children, appropriate goals might include complying with bedtime rules or showing anger appropriately (teaching social #skills instead of #hitting or screaming). According to the National Association of School Psychologists, some general strategies that often help children learn appropriate self-control behaviors include: - repinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit for all our pediatric therapy pins