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Need an idea to end the day? The End of the Day Jar has 24 questions to ask students to get them talking about their school day. This helps build community in the classroom. You can call on students to answer the questions or have them talk with a buddy.
Program Board with Media Center Helper ideas. Helpers - to be named... Put slips in pockets with name of "helper" activity they can select when they come to help in the media center. Examples: Shelve Books Straighten Shelves (have sections listed) Dust Shelves Sharpen Pencils Clean Tables Book Level in E books (with PERMISSION ONLY) etc.
Help encourage your students to do their best on standardized testing by getting your parents involved! Send home this letter a week before testing. Perfect timing!!
This would be a great way to learn and practice contractions with lower grade students! I think I would give them this activity in the spring and give them one or two contractions to learn each week. At the end of the unit I'd make all their pages into a contraction book!