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    Bath Activities for Kids: 20 Simple Ways to Make Bath Time Fun. These are excellent ideas. I can't wait until Nan is old enough.

    Ice experiment- perfect for learning scientific method!

    These 32 kindness task cards are a great way to promote kindness and regard within the school and beyond. Rotate the cards weekly to encourage kindness for the entire school year. This is one of my favorite classroom activities - one of the most rewarding and fulfilling as a teacher. Use them with a kindness bulletin board, an acts of kindness chart, or with individual student desk or table pockets. $

    Fluency Strips - an activity to teach reading fluently and with expression - Freebie

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    Summarizing; so funny how kids learn more from a video. Perfect for 21st century learning

    Maps for following directions and concepts. Repinned by SOS Inc. Resources SOS Inc. Resources.

    Why do we add S to some words but ES to others? And when a word ends with Y, how do we know whether to change the Y to I before adding the plural suffix? And why on earth does knife become knives? You can unravel these mysteries with six simple rules.

    FREE Marker Mania, kids color code parts of speech in sentences, really helps them begin to tell the difference

    Kathy Griffin's Teaching Strategies: Common Core Writing is a SNAP

    Growing Confidence--Helping Students Succeed with Math Facts...check out my post today with some tips regarding math facts, interventions, and helping students BELIEVE they can make progress!

    Pizza Fractions Project!

    Another great math idea for the first week back at school. Maybe I'll do this activity instead of the numbers of me posters that I usually do?

    Pick up your free phonics printable that focuses on the letters: a, i, m, s, t. topnotchteaching....

    Blog post about using writing portfolios in a lower elementary classroom!

    sight word word folders

    Lord's Prayer Folder Game good for Kindergarten/1st or with the pictures maybe younger @Staci Allen

    texts to teach 6 traits of writing

    Inference - do a carousel type game where students have to find a clue in the story - each groups's clue ends up being a story or writing prompt

    Check out our persuasive writing exercises!

    Medieval Dance Video. This site also has many ideas for organizing a medieval-themed party!

    ▶ Whole Brain Teaching: Amazing Kindergarten Writing! - YouTube filled with tips to help improve student writing and class engagement

    Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late

    All About Insects - more Hey Little Ant

    Don't Let the Pigeon Be Principal! {YouTube} This is an adorable adaptation, inspired by Mo Willems' book, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. I can see this idea (of videoing) fitting into a unit on persuasion. It would be a fun way to publish or synthesize the students' thinking and learning.