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  • Charlene Morrison

    Better than a birthday poster taking up wall space...student's birthday pencil is removed on their birthday and it's empty by the end of the year!.... Such a cute idea!

  • Alyson Esch

    Birthday blooms! The pot starts full at the beginning of the year, then each child is given their pencil on their birthday! I always forget to give kids their birthday pencil!

  • Beena George-John

    Student Birthday Idea

  • Christy Eiland

    Birthday blooms! The pot starts full at the beginning of the year, then each child is given their pencil on their birthday! This will be a good reminder too of students birthdays!

  • Erika

    Better than a birthday poster taking up wall space...student's birthday pencil is removed on their birthday and it's empty by the end of the year! Lots of other classroom ideas too!

  • Jenny Arvin

    Birthday blooms! The pot starts full at the beginning of the year, then each child is given their pencil on their birthday ! Other cute ideas on this blog! Maybe do the birthday flowers next year.

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so true!!

LOVE this twist on morning work! Rise and shine binders!!! So doing this next year!!

I love this!!!!! GREAT letter explaining "invented spelling" for parents. Often times parents want everything corrected and perfect and that's not what is best when learning. Invented spelling helps your child to communicate their thoughts on paper. It leads to better writers, which is a problem in schools today.

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So true!

My third graders are doing this too...a fun way to count down the days! A couple of fun ones we have different are Kings Day (girls have to treat the boys like kings) and Queens Day (boys have to treat the girls like queens).

Adorable end of year graduation idea for Alyssa for preschool or kindergarten. Save and put in her school memories album