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    These cards were created for use in the classroom for students to use when they are angry, frustrated, irritated, or upset. We teach students that ...

    whole brain teaching

    Hurty Feelings - youtube video building a classroom community

    'The Grouchies' Great book on helping kids manage their anger through positive self talk

    How Full Is Your Bucket? *for kids* Here are a bunch of ideas to illustrate the "filling" of buckets.

    Being a FRIEND can be tough for kids. Sometimes we need to teach them HOW to be a friend.

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

    Growing bean plants in CD cases so all the parts can be seen.

    Mrs. Stensland's eat a whole plant activity!

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    first grade activities

    Brain Breaks

    Tired of sitting in their seats...try this...

    Crafty Counselor Chick: Cool Down Cubes

    STEM Challenge: Which paper shape is the strongest? Engineering activity for kids from Creekside Learning.

    great way to introduce a topic...lay out butcher paper with pictures of the upcoming unit...let the kids write questions/comments about the pictures

    30 "Just Dance" videos to get your class moving. All in once place and ready to use!

    FES blog - Growth Mindset anchor chart in my classroom (inspired by Developing Growth Mindsets in the Inspiring Classroom). Based on things I've heard my kids say… WOW. This is AMAZING!

    Pandora in the Classroom. I've been looking for appropriate stations for so long!!

    Here's an idea for creating a food chain on a ribbon. I like that the arrows show flow of energy.

    Class Christmas Card