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    Ever have one of those moments at the end of a Friday school day where your students are making too much noise and you don’t feel like doing any work? Well you have come to the right place! These set of silent class games are best to play if you are trying to get rid of that headache you got from yard duty or you want to introduce your weekend with some peace and quiet! - See more at:

    Read about some great ideas to help you teach character traits in reading.

    Get rid of the boring definitions and worksheets, and get your students interacting with affixes. Free preview!

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    love this .. dive into a good book

    Pizza Box Book Report Projects: Students will love decorating the outside of a pizza box to look like the cover to their favorite book. Inside their pizza boxes, students can create slices about the characters, setting, plot, problem, solution, and conclusion.

    Second Grade Emergency Sub Plans for 1st Grade FREE from The Curriculum Corner | math, reading, writing,

    What if? To start the year to introduce how to be self managers when the teacher is working with small groups.

    Instructions for making "stained glass" rainbows with tissue paper

    Four levels of this fun game work on time to the half-hour, time to the quarter hours, to the minute and elapsed time. Perfect for differentiation! Other game links here are just as good!

    Mrs. Hiner's Headlines: "Digging Deeper" with our Writing

    Whole class journals..each student can write in them on a certain topic and the class can read them at different time. Great 'I'm finished early' activity!

    Interactive language arts practice for 2nd to 10th grade!

    Free area and perimeter activity -- use cheese crackers to find area. So smart, much more effective for hands on learners when you are introducing it as a new concept

    Student this for the first week of school. Possibly have 2 writing samples one from beginning of year and one from the end?

    Love this idea for the last day or so of school- make stations for the kids to make things to take home over the summer. She has a station to make math flash cards, pick up a writing journal, make a book out of copied anchor charts, etc.

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    First Grade Parade: Plants Aplenty! Great blog post about her plants unit. You know Cara teaches Kinder now, right? Her blog is AMAZING!

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    Tulip Art with Forks ~ LOVE this idea! @Julia Cory ~ for next week?! Fits in with what we were talking about. How fun! :)

    How To Grow A Plant - Informative Writing!!