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Teaching Biographies Just Got Easier!

Ordinary people change the world. A true statement and now one of the best new series of books that I’ve seen in a long time. Author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos are the geniuses who created Ordinary People Change the World, a biographical series that is perfectly targeted for students in kindergarten through third grade. (And that’s not an overstatement!)

I LOVE this!! She has the #firstday hashtag up for, obviously, the first of the school year. She's going to take a picture of each student and put their it on the board. Then she'll change the hashtag and pictures throughout they year. SO cute!!

from The Curriculum Corner 123

Puzzle Piece Table Seats

Students find their new group by finding the puzzle pieces that fit together. (You could use this idea on the first day of school as well as throughout the year... anytime you're changing teams.)