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A Teacher's Treasure: Sub Tub! When you have a few extra minutes

I wish I was this organized in my lesson plans...maybe someday??

organized lesson plan organization 1 binder for each 9 weeks. 1 tab for each week. 1 overview for the week at the beginning of each tab. Individual lesson plans behind weekly overview. Reorganized every summer.

how to get books for the classroom for dirt cheap!  you can sometimes get 300 books (of your choice!) for 10$

I see lots of little road trips in our futures! Book sale finder by state ( find classroom library books for cheap)

A great presentation of apps AND directions on how to connect to a Smartboard.

Karen Ogen - Karen Ogen: Educational Technology Portfolio - presentations for PD on the use of iPads in education. Thanks to the wonderful Johnson for sharing Karen's work!

“If the purpose for learning is to score well on a test, we’ve lost sight of the real reason for learning.” — Jeannie Fulbright

"If the purpose for learning is to score well on a test, we've lost sight of the real reason for learning." - Jeannie Fulbright YET, we feel pressured to ensure that our students score well!

WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THIS.  Would have certainly helped in my room.

25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers. Tons of great ideas that I never would have thought of. One was making reminder bracelets for kids if you really want them to remember something.

First Day of Kindergarten Interview - Click image or link below to download

First Day of Kindergarten Interview - Click image or link below to download

First Day of Kindergarten Interview. Hard to believe my baby girl will be starting school soon :(

First Grade Fairytales. Really enjoyed reading this blog. It has some really great ideas to offer!

Great idea for my book club! Brown Bag Book Club: Students fill out the reader response form. Fill the bag with popcorn and divide students into groups to discuss the story. They can snack as they share what they learned.

“My Calm Tools Keychain: A Teaching Tool and Visual Prompt” can be used to teach, practice and eventually prompt the younger, more behaviorally challenged student to use positive replacement behaviors as an alternative to acting out. $

My Calm Tools Keychain: A Teaching Tool and Visual Prompt

“My Calm Tools Keychain: A Teaching Tool and Visual Prompt” can be used to teach, practice and eventually prompt the younger, more behaviorally challenged student to use positive replacement behaviors as an alternative to acting out.

FREE * READY FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR * All teachers know how important it is to be in contact with parents on the regular. With this free contact log binder setup, you'll no longer need to worry about who called when, for what, and what you need to do now. Keep this binder near your desk so you never forget to log a call or email again.

FREE * READY FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR * All teachers know how important it is to be in contact with parents on the regular. With this free contact log binder setup, you'll no longer need to worry about who called when, for what, and what you need to do now

Book examples for Comprehension strategies. connecting, questioning, predicting, summarizing, visualizing and inferencing

These books are good for reading comprehension. These books should be in the classroom library and could be read aloud to the class. These books will help with the connecting process of reading comprehension.