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The Shoemaker's Dream My mother reads this book to her children and her students every year. A beautiful depiction of how we should treat other people.

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End of the Year Lapbook Memory Book - Grades K through 6 { 16 Foldables! }

As the school year winds down, it's always fun to look back on the positives from the year and celebrate achievements and fun memories. Use this memory lapbook as a creative way for students to reflect on the school year!

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STEM Challenges for the ENTIRE YEAR for Elementary Students! 3 Engaging Challenges per month!

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Book Tasting: A Scavenger Hunt Smorgasbord

BOOK -TASTING and TEXT-TASTING: To run book-tasting or text-tasting events, you’ll need several books, short stories or articles and menu covers with task sheet inserts. Students 1) hunt for author’s craft techniques 2) get exposure to multi-genre texts, and 3) discuss why they think authors use specific formats to deliver information. Secure multiple pages with rubber bands to create handy reference booklets that students will use throughout the year. #strugglingreaders (available at TpT)

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Books that Celebrate the Bond Between Mother and Son

Books about Mothers and Sons. From beautiful to super cute these books are perfect for a mother and son to read together. Great for Mother's Day or any time of the year.

The Best Story - one of the first books read each year in Writers Workshop. Its great for teaching where writers get their ideas. In the end, the main character learns that the best story comes from your heart. After reading it, give each student a paper heart and they fill it with words/pictures of the things/people they love.#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

#2 blog post of the year: tell the difference between tattling and reporting. also a free poster to remind students of what the book teaches! this works people! :)

Plays like UNO! Students can play this game to review decimals. Students match decimals, picture representation, and fraction to play.

Free Customary Measurement Foldable! Print this pattern on both sides of a sheet of paper, fold on the dotted line, and snip the solid lines to form 3 flaps. Great for student note-taking!

*FREE* Every day your students are doing awesome things. So why not reward them for it? You can print out these sheets, cut them out, and pass out the "bucks" to kids when you catch them doing great things. In my class I use the dollars for raffle at the end of the month, or you may want to use them for a class store, or any other fantastic system that you want. I designed them to be printed as either one sided or two sided.

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Goal Setting

Classroom Goal Setting - Your data-tracking toolkit! Teach your students why they need goals, how to write them, and how to track their data. Perfect for 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade! $ #LauraCandler


Children's Books About Australia: A List

Children's books about Australia

"Fun DATA!" has students create data, collect data, represent data, and interpret data--all with ordinary classroom items in not-so-ordinary ways! "Pencil Bouncers" is one complete data activity that's fun and engaging! Meets common core measurement & data standards, as well as many Standards of Mathematical Practice. Check out my data activities for SPRING, too—only a buck each.

See Inside Famous Buildings This super cool flap book shows the inside of many famous buildings. It would be great to share some of these buildings with several different units to help visual students gain a better understanding of buildings during different time periods and of different cultures!

Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin This book about the great inventor Benjamin Franklin helps kids to explore machines. I would use this book in a unit on inventions and machines. I would encourage students to create their own inventions after reading this book.

The Elephant's Child and Other Just So Stories Rudyark Kipling has written some great stories that grab the attention of young readers even after many years! A terrific example of short good short stories I would use these stories in a unit on short stories.

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Children's Books about Trying New Things

Children’s Books about Trying New Things

Students view different photo each day and make 5 observations, 5 inferences, and 5 predictions. LOVE this idea!! Start at the beginning of the year- reading warm up