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Snapshots of winter break ~ Great for the first day returning to school. (Free!)

Free scavenger hunt for the beginning of the year or just for fun at other times of the year.

Printable 1st or 2nd grade Math Games Galore....for the students that always have time to spare in class

The students created a balance scale on construction paper out of a one inch strip of paper and a die-cut "v". They then chose two magazine pictures to glue on the scale to show which was the heaviest and which was the lightest. They then wrote comparative sentences to describe the weight of the objects.


Trace hands, cut out & glue down, except for the fingers. Make sums to 10 & record underneath.

There is a math one too!....and this can be used for more than just one grade level! Perfect for my k-3 classroom! Just might be their first HW assignment!

How To Use: 1. As a formative assessment to see if students understood a concept. 2. As a way for students to ask questions about something they didn't understand (which I can address or "tweet back" the next day) 3. As a way for students to tell the teacher something they found interesting.

An "All about me" type of class activity. Great for the students to get to know each other as well as their new teacher. Works as a back to school activity that can remain on display through the end of the year.

LOVE this classroom rules display

Book Challenge Reading Logs

One of the best web sites for elementary art project ideas by grade level and with photos of student work on the bulletin boards.

Chevron labels (EDITABLE)

Level It is a great app that lets you scan your book's ISBN and view the Guided Reading, Grade Level Equivalent, DRA, and Lexile levels for the book. For iPad and iPhone.

Editing wheel for writing.

Telling Time Freebie. Use this throughout the day. When a buzzer goes off, everyone stops and records the time on the classroom clock. Quick, easy practice telling time.

How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival

Matisse Jazz gr. 2

Each student comes up and picks a stick out of the teacher's hand; they have to place the word in the right cup. Then, after all sticks have been sorted, students can choose one stick from each cup and create a sentence using all three words. A great informal assessment!

art projects

record your instructions for stations and you wouldn't have repeat them all day.

"How To Teach Time" - A frog story that uses an analog clock to keep track of the time.

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Owls - Line Study

This is SO COOL. paintings made by watercolor, glue and salt...