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Back to school idea - "We're looking back on summer, this is what we see!" Have students draw pictures of things they have done over summer break in sunglasses. Free download.


Free Kindergarten Learning Folder Printables. Use as morning work and reference folder.

The Twinery: Welcome Teacher!

Elephant and Piggie comic strips! Kids would LOVE to do this as they come in first thing in the morning!

Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme-awesome resource for anchor charts, strategies, and task cards! Math too!

Love this! I'm totally doing this for my back to school bulletin board next year :)

As I move in to a role where I will be working with other colleagues on a more formal basis when it comes to e-learning, I have been reflecting upon different Apps. I was thinking about SAMR and which Apps can have transformative learning linked to them, if used properly. The list started growing...

Handwriting Joke Book FREE!

I have used this is my classroom for three years. It works like a charm. The students love to see how many gum balls they can earn during the given time. I have either set the timer for the full amount of work time or set it for smaller increments of time. As a reward, if they reach the goal, I sometimes give a piece of bubble gum, or something toward a classroom goal for some other reward...For example I might give them a letter toward building the word Compliments.

The Best Part of Me writing prompt

Who can make the longest chain out of one piece of construction paper? Good problem solving skills!

This FREE product provides students with a meaningful way to say goodbye to their student teacher at the end of her time with your class. There are several reproducible student writing pages and a full-color class book cover to make your life easier! Hopefully this freebie will make a nice keepsake for your student teacher and provide some help with the transition as she moves on.

Students need an outlet; thanks to Kyle Schwartz #Iwishmyteacherknew movement, open lines of communication and relief for our students can be present at all times. These printables make it easy to add this movement as a permanent part of your classroom.

records messages and students can listen to them for directions at different stations... so cool! I need these for my centers.

End of the Year countdown! Blog post includes a FREEBIE of the "Days Until We Are THIRD Graders!" cloud :)

Technology Exit Slips - perfect for upper elementary and middle school! ANY SUBJECT!

Hands on measurement activity requiring students to fly paper airplanes and then measure the distance traveled! Students love it :)

Head Over Heels For Teaching: using The Best Part of Me book for Mother's Day writing! So cute!

Read about how "Paragraph of the Week" writing homework helped improve my students' writing!

St. Patrick's Day Writing opinion and narrative freebie

What's up with Nick? This is a good, quick video for classrooms that have a friend with autism in it.

Fun in First Grade: Writing Checklists

FREEBIE - 16 task cards that reinforce sentence variety. These task cards work well as a supplement to your grammar/ writing lessons and can be used in centers, small groups, or Daily 5.