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Number Anchor Charts from Cara Carroll at The First Grade Parade



Instead of giving parents a list of students during field trips, give them a lanyard! Add: cell phone numbers, school phone numbers, and schedule for the day.

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YES!!! Do I dare share this with parents on back to school night? This is MY classroom and you follow the rules or face the consequences...LOVE IT!


Beyond Leveled Readers: A Lesson from Candy Crush Teacher friends: interesting food for though article! Annie


What is your happy teacher rule?

Gallery of characters from our Tomie dePaola author study. This post is from a 4-part series with tons of ideas for teaching with Tomie books.

This file is a 20 page download of my If I Planted a Jellybeans creative writing unit. I pose the question of planting a jellybean to my class. I take them through several activities for them to form an opinion about if they think it will grow or not. Then I pull a little trick by adding Zinnia seeds to our potting soil when we plant. The surprise on their faces is priceless when the flowers begin to bloom. It is a wonderful spring surprise. $3.99

Ten teachers will win a Morning Work PowerPoint Templates Bundle with thirteen themes to last throughout the whole school year. Enter to win by February 16th, 2013 at midnight!

First Grade Blue Skies: Simple Bunny bulletin board!

This would make such a cute Mothers Day or any day gift. So simple. Frame, scrapbook paper, cupcake liner and photo.

MEANINGFUL and EFFECTIVE - not "busy work". How to create HIGHER-LEVEL THINKERS and improve first grade standards SCHEMA.

Marble Run from Toilet Rolls

Rethinking the Book Box- Interesting article. (Free)

Christmas Around The World Power Point

Really cute mentor text for teaching letter writing to Santa!

Great ideas for using elf in the classroom… free printables included in blog post.

Holidays Around the World!!!

Every group project ever…

The Colours of Autumn Display from The Curious Kindergarten