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Morning Meeting Ideas-Great way to expand sharing from students. Others can comment based on what they share.

journaling sticks - great idea and compact - First Grade Fresh: A Teenage Dream kind of mood.

Whole class journals are a cool idea for students who get finished early. Need to think of how to relate to math

Class journals - once a student writes in it they have the option of choosing a sticker from my collection to place on the front cover. The stickers show me how many kids have tackled each topic. New twist on my classroom journals.

If I was a super-hero or if I had a special power... to go with super-hero theme

Teacher Idea Factory: super heroes wish - this would be a great beginning of year display - my powerful wish for grade

Using bandaids as a writing prompt... Kids love to talk about skinned knees, bruises, stitches & broken bones. They also love bandaids -I'm not sure why! Have students write about a time that t...

Ouch! Stories

Personal Narrative-Students write about a time they got hurt (Ouch Stories). Use bandaids as artwork when they publish their stories.

Contraction Surgery- This is a lesson your students will never forget. How creative!!!

During this activity, students "perform surgery" to put two words together to form contractions. So cool for elementary teachers!


Pronoun Patch - great for reinforcing the concept of pronouns. Give student a pronoun and have her add petals for nouns that could be associated with that pronoun.

Imagine having this in your house..... oh my goodness I would be so overweight. :o

Meanwhile in a parallel universe.

Gummy bears pouring out of a faucet writing picture prompt.

Writing Conference requests because I can't stand the chaos of "I'm doooone!!! I need heeeeelp!!Teach kids to raise hand for help and put their clothespin up when done

Writing Conference requests because I can't stand the chaos of "I'm doooone!" Teach kids to raise hand for help and put their clothespin up when done - then take out a book while waiting.

Students write a letter to a parent about what they did during the week.  The parent writes back a short note in response. "If the students bring their Friday Journal back on Monday with a parent response, they receive a sticker on the cover of their journal. By the end of the year, the cover looks really cool and the parents have a special keepsake."

Friday Journals - kids write a note on Friday to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back to their child, & the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover.