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Spelling Word Contract: Homework or Class Activities to Practice Spelling Words

Spelling Word Contracts: Homework or Class Activities for K, First, Second, Third, and fourth Grade

Have the students make their writing "more colorful" by using paint strips. Write a boring adjective at the bottom of the paint strip on the most boring color. Give each student a paint strip and they can use a thesaurus or a word wall to think of "more colorful" words for their strip. Put the best word on the brightest part of the strip. Hang all of their strips on the door and they can use those words to help "make their writing colorful!"

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Types of Sentences Activity Pack

types of sentences activities

600 Other Ways to Say Common Things: Improving Student Vocabulary

Great site with tons of iPad apps for the classroom (and ways you can use it even if you only have ONE iPad). Tons of great apps

30 Dr Seuss quotes than can change your life. I thank my parents for getting me a Dr.Seuss book set when I was a kid. The Holy Bible and the Dr. Seuss books taught me how to be myself with modesty and cleanliness intact. If you really think about it, there's nothing wrong or embarrassing being a "goody two shoes"