Solve the pencil problem: cut straws then duct tape to the desk.

One teacher solved the pencil problem: cut straws then duct tape them to the desk. no more pencils rolling around. Or maybe put a pencil on every desk and kids just leave it in the holder every day.

Solve the pencil problem: cut straws then duct tape to the desk.

One teacher solved the pencil problem: cut straws then duct tape them to the desk. no more pencils rolling around. Or maybe put a pencil on every desk and kids just leave it in the holder every day.

Kids develop math concepts and fine motor skills as they build math facts using clothespins and craft sticks!   (Free ideas also included for helping kids work with fact families and missing addends.)

MULTIPLICATION IDEA FOR THIRD GRADE! Kids develop math concepts and fine motor skills as they build math facts using clothespins and craft sticks! (Free ideas also included for helping kids work with fact families and missing addends.

Strategies for Improving Handwriting.  Highlighted paper and more!  Free highlighted paper for spelling tests.

Using highlighted paper helps students with letter size differentiation - good idea to help students with fine motor difficulties without using kiddie paper.

Letter wands to find items that start with that letter around the room BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: index :: Balanced Literacy Diet

Great resource for preschool, Pre-K and kindergarten literacy ideas. Letter wands to find items that start with that letter around the room BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: index :: Balanced Literacy Diet

Rules for when to use K or C :) I always wondered!! (I'm loving learning about the Orton-Gillingham approach!)

great visual to give the rules for when to use K or C :) (I'm loving learning about the Orton-Gillingham approach!

LOL - I can't stop laughing. Sad, but true.

This chart represent the teaching experience of most people making decisions about education. Time for a change.

Trace words in bright colored sand and a ton of other great word work ideas and activities!

Sand writing for CVC words and a lot more Short A Activities and Resources (including freebies!)---love that it's in a pencil box for easy grab and go

Managing guided reading groups. flexible. visual for students (coloured to differentiate but not to "level")

Managing guided reading groups, flexible and visual for students (coloured to differentiate but not to "level")

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