Corkboard Connections: Bring Some Passion Into Your Classroom! Wonderful guest blog post by Jen Runde about how to implement a "genius hour" in your classroom as a way for students to explore topics they are passionate about. Inspiring!
Wonderopolis - Curriculum Collaboration. Wonderopolis is a whimsical, fun Website providing "Wonders of the Day." A vocabulary list provides a learning base for each lesson. Related questions spark students' curiosity and motivates them to learn more about the topic. Tip: Let students pick a "Wonder" to explore and then research the topic more in depth. Grades K - 12.
1st Grade Common Core Morning Messages - Over 200 questions to start off your day all year long! A tried-and-true shared literacy activity. http://www.secondstorywindow.net/home/2013/10/1st-grade-common-core-morning-messages.html
NO PREP Sight Word Graphing! Two different versions included! ALL DOLCH Pre-Primer, Primer and First Grade Words. Students find and color sight words, count how many, graph the total and practice writing each word. $