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Jitter Glitter - Handed out at Meet the Teacher Day would be cute/funny to purposely have a few pieces of glitter attached to your face/neck

One of my absolute favorites. I plan on reading this the first day (or week) of school each year. A great, goofy way to talk about manners without drilling them into kid's heads.

10 Free Learning Websites for Kids with Free Printable Listing

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Community Post: 15 Awesome Classroom Ideas For Teachers

freebie friday and good character bingo

Character Chart~ This chart packs a lot of important information onto one, easy-to-understand display. It's part of a post from Using My Teacher Voice on playing Character Bingo with the class. I plan to make a chart like this and place it in a prominent location in my classroom!

Google Lit Trips allows students to tour the places where the characters they read about are living. This website has over 35 pre-created trips that teachers and students can download and run through Google Earth. The lit trips are easy to navigate and organized by grade level. The website also gives step by step instructions on how teachers can create their own lit trips, tips for using Google Earth and ideas for integrating Google Lit trips into your current curriculum.

Beaded number rods for subtraction! Great visual for students with special needs. Adding concrete materials when performing simple operations, helps build number sense to ensure students are relating quantities to symbols (numbers). For this and more great ways to use beads and pipe cleaners in your math lesson, go to: http://commoncoreconnectionusa.blogspot.com/2014/12/beaded-number-rods.html