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    Cut a file folder into strips. The shorter the attention span, the smaller you will cut the strips. I cut this one into 3 parts. Students open 1 flap at a time and always begin at the top and work their way down. Students complete the work that they can see when a flap is open.

    Anchor Charts: Reading and Writing Goals...Wonderful!

    A "getting to know you game" for a large group of people. Back to school activity?

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    Meet the teacher, open house- Newsletter!

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    Get your library organized before you leave this summer! "Organizing Your Classroom Library"

    Meet the teacher, open house- Newsletter!

    Setting the Tone in the First 10 Minutes of the First Day of School- I think even high school kids would love this!

    I am in LOVE with this blog post about Meet the Teacher night!! So many great tips on how she runs things including the student packets, helping hands for supplies, and treats for students and parents.

    CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT~ Students write their names in a spot when caught doing something positive/good. At the end of day, or when the board is full, roll two dice and the student in the coordinating spot gets a treat.

    Onomatopoeia poem! Love it!!

    This is a great letter to give your students before they take a standardized test. Help to boost their confidence and let them know you believe in ...

    Hang things on the wall using painter tape and hot glue. Place painter tape first and then hot glue! This may be like the most genius idea EVER!!!

    FREE Parent-Teacher Conference Forms and parent-teacher conference tips

    Goal Setting in the Classroom- love this. Students set smart goals, ones the can measure. I even set a goal and reflect on it too. Kids can check in on me and see how I'm achieving my goals as well.

    Perfect activity for the last day before Christmas break! Have students acknowledge one of their accomplishments from the current year and a goal for the following year!

    Zap It! Great multiplication fact game for 2+ players. Student draws a stick and must give the correct answer to keep the stick. If the students misses it then he/she must put the stick back. Students keep playing back and forth. If a student draws a ZAP IT stick then they must put ALL their sticks back. Student with the most sticks wins!

    retelling anchor chart

    #DIY #paper dragon rhs

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    FREE sampler of Super Text Detectives: Find the Text Evidence! I love these for introducing my kids to close reading- and my kids have tons of fun coloring their answers!