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Google Lit Trips allows students to tour the places where the characters they read about are living. This website has over 35 pre-created trips that teachers and students can download and run through Google Earth. The lit trips are easy to navigate and organized by grade level. The website also gives step by step instructions on how teachers can create their own lit trips, tips for using Google Earth and ideas for integrating Google Lit trips into your current curriculum.

Back to School Ice Breaker All About Me Activity for the Secondary Classroom This activity is great for the first day of school. It can be done in one class period and incorporates a get-to-know-you activity that allows students to share about themselves.

Book Suggestions: I absolutely love this board idea. This interactive board is a great way for students to share book recommendations with each other (and the teacher) in a way that will reach all students. I would have students talk about the book before just placing the post-it on the board in order for students to learn a bit more about each book on this list.

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Penguin Winter and Christmas Door Bulletin Board Idea

Since I have already shared my classroom reveal this year, I wanted to share some of the incredible classrooms in my school!  If you missed my classroom post you can click the tab above this post that says MY CLASSROOM.  This post should be 2 million pictures long to really showcase everyone the way they …

First Day Activity~ Get to know your students and find out THEIR expectations! Just need sticky notes and poster board! I absolutely love this idea. I might even add a silly photo of myself. What a great way to assess the beginning of school. Then, I could type the ideas up and put them on my webpage for all to see.

This Teacher Binder FREEBIE includes 2013-2014 monthly calendars and colorful divider sections for schedules, lesson plans, student information, standards, and much more! It's a great way to get organized for the school year.

Perfect activity for the last day before Christmas break! Have students acknowledge one of their accomplishments from the current year and a goal for the following year!

To promote kindness in the classroom...this is the time of year we all need a new idea! have students make a shout out about another student who is doing good. Could use for staff!

a MUST have for classroom library. It allows you yo use your smart phone and scan the bar code on your classroom books and then it inputs all of the info for you on a FREE data base. It allows you to let kids scan out the books and check out and check in them, separate them by reading levels and even put down their location in your class room. Did I mention it's FREE!?!?

teacher's dictionary definition for talking...this is a great article, more for middle school but definitely adaptable for fifth grade...