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    45 I wonder questions - writing center and lots of other great ideas

    Anchor chart: Quotation Marks poem

    Flagging strategies for reading comprehension. They put the flags directly into the book while reading.

    Good site for putting together lesson plans. Easy to link with standards, and you can find other lesson plans.

    Cool line & Color art inspired by artist Sonia Delaunay. This is from an awesome blog of an art teacher, so many great ideas.

    Breaking the Behavior Code - How teachers can read and respond more effectively to disruptive students

    Woe is I Jr.! Have you heard of this book? It's a fun "real world" way to talk to kids about grammar. It inspired THIS anchor chart!

    video and activity to teach figurative language from songs

    Great way to get the kids to assess themselves and their learning.


    dialogue anchor chart

    Fraction Wall!

    A unique way to practice punctuation that the kids will go crazy over!

    Tips to use with your chronic discipline problems

    Similes and metaphors anchor chart

    FREE: Math tub idea: Get two ice trays from the dollar spot at Target, write 2-digit numbers on white labels for each hole, and kids toss a cube in each tray and add numbers together on recording sheet or whiteboard. You could also do the same thing with multiplication facts!

    This is perfect! How many times do kids just make random connections that get them away from the text instead of into it?

    Social Skills with a twist. This page has projects/games on it. Kids won't even know they're working on social skills!

    What kind of teacher do you want? 1st day activity

    Stop, Think,Jot

    Free Sorting Sheet

    no more asking me what time lunch or gym happen!!!! doing this!

    Drawing Conclusions!!


    Build a spinal cord with Lifesavers candies and a pip cleaner... the pipe cleaner keeps it flexible, but the candies show how the smaller, separate bones move when the back bends.