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I kind of want to make one for myself!

enlarge ink finger prints and ask the kids to write in the same pattern as their finger prints about themselves to get to know them and each other better.

Thumbprints ideas about themselves. 1. take a thumb print of yours or someone else 2. enlarge A LOT 3.use carbon paper (put in between the copy you made and a blank piece of paper or construction paper) 4. write personality/physical traits of yourself or a person you admire along the lines flowing your thumb print 5. frame it and hang or gift.

fingerprint writing assignment ...ink pad, white paper, something to write with (maybe fun colored pencils or markers) and a photocopier. First, let every student make a fingerprint onto white paper. Next, blow up their fingerprints using the photocopier (8×10 or larger). Then, Have your kids write words and phrases about themselves along the lines and whorls of their fingerprints, and sign

"Ink fingers - blow up on photocopier. Trace lines over fingerprint filled with “you” phrases and words. I will have to make my own now. (just to clarify, I did NOT make this. Whoever did make this is a genius. I tried to make my own, but it lies nowhere near this one. Or I just have strange thumbprints)"

Finger Print Narrative - enlarge fingerprints to 8×10, students write words and phrases about themselves following the patterns

Another fingerprint project: Stamp your thumb with an ink pad, and enlarge the thumbprint. Then write about yourself on the lines (All About Me)

Finger Print Narrative: All you’ll need for this is an ink pad, white paper, something to write with (maybe fun colored pencils or markers) and a photocopier. First, make a fingerprint onto white paper. Next, blow up the fingerprint using the photocopier (8×10 or larger).

Enlarged fingerprint art... Write about yourself for the lines/creases!

Enlarge fingerprints & write on the lines!

Thumbprint biography: Make a thumbprint and enlarge it on the copier. Follow the lines to add your text.

Thumbprint biography: Make a thumbprint and enlarge it on the copier. Follow the lines to add your text.

I finished my thumbprint biography! (There is a special kind of satisfaction in actually completing projects found on Pinterest....)>>>this is a really neat idea!

I finished my thumbprint biography! (A kind of satisfaction in actually completing projects on Pinterest....)

Thumbprint biography! Enlarge kids' prints and use as template. Could be done with upper elementary +!

Another great Thumbprint writing ...in color Could be a really fun journal page.

thumbprint biography! What a neat idea!!

This is a cool idea!

Notebook ideas

Awesome idea!

Thumbprint Self-Portrait. The kids make this based on their actual thumbprint and write a narrative about themselves... how old you are, things you like and don't like, your hopes and dreams for the future.... LOVE this!

Thumbprint Self-Portrait | TeachKidsArt This would be so cool for the kids to get to do! Too time consuming??

Art Lessons for Kids: Thumbprint Self-Portrait. The kids make this based on their actual thumbprint and write a narrative about themselves... how old you are, things you like and don't like, your hopes and dreams for the future.... LOVE this!

Would love to do this at retreat as a "fingerprint of God" activity. Thumbprint Self-Portrait | TeachKidsArt

Thumbprint Self-Portrait | TeachKidsArt - perhaps teach together with lessons on digital imprints

Thumbprint Self-Portrait. Students will create a thumbprint and write a personal narrative

This article is intended as a school project, however, I think this thumb-print self portrait could be a great tool to exploring the true self. I love the idea of the free-writing words to describe yourself; and writing them out into the design of your own unique finger-print is so visually symbolic - amazing idea. To do in ritual,do the print and enlarging before hand, just need the paper and a sharpie in circle (and colored pencils if putting designs in background). #wicca #pagan

Thumbprint Self Portrait. Kids make an actual thumbprint. Using the swirl design, they write a narrative about themselves... age, what they like & don't, pets, sports or hobbies, hopes & dreams... -DdO:) - http://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/great-photo-compositions/ - Excellent discussion starter for classroom display at beginning of school year - students Introduce themselves and realize their own special talents. Fun artwork posted on my Photography Pinterest Board since no art board!

thumbprint self portrait...fun art idea.. could also be a form of a memory map

Thumbprint Self-Portrait | TeachKidsArt This actually tells how to do it!

Upload photo & fill in with words about yourself

Website where anyone can upload photos of themselves and fill it with words about their interests. This is so cool! << Might give this a try. School poetry project?

Word clouds with pictures! Students can upload photos of themselves and fill it with words about themselves and their interests!

@Emily Stuckey - Another idea for your word clouds. Website where students can upload photos of themselves and fill it with words about themselves and their interests!

Website where students can upload photos of themselves and fill them with word clouds!!! Good idea to make them write an autobiography

Website where students can upload photos of themselves and fill them with word clouds!!!

Website where you can type in text and it will turn it into a shape! (Writing/Publishing center)

Website where you can type in text and it will turn it into a shape! would be cute to use on scrapbook pages craft-ideas

Website where you can type in text and it will turn it into a shape! Perfect for poetry unit...shape poems.

Website where you can type in text and it will turn it into a shape aka concrete poems for school!! Or write a note to your kiddo, frame it, and make it a Valentine's day gift :)

Over 50 of The Best Heart Crafts for Valentine's Day - Just gorgeous hearts to make and inspire. Even recipes!

What do you love? Here's a great project idea for turning a simple poem or a few lines of prose into a heart-shaped ode to what fills your cup. Simply head to the website, type in your text, and it will turn it into this heart shape poem in PDF!

This is a cool site that let's you type in your own words and produce this on the spot. Used this one for a mother's Day poem my daughter wrote one year, It was easy to use.

Website where you can type in text and it will turn it into a shape! -- This would be good for teaching and applying concrete poems.

Shape poems Website where you can type in text and it will turn it into a heart shape! (Writing/Publishing center)

Website where you can type in text and it will turn it into a shape! (DONE! Did this for a not so valentine's day gift ;) )

27 Ways to Greet Students

27 ways to greet students: They might pretend not to like being greeted when they walk into your room (and not all of these will work for high school), but it's important to individually acknowledge the students each day.

Not all of these are practical from a classroom management perspective, but new ideas are always helpful.

"Fulfilling the Promise of the Differentiated Classroom" Page 41 Great tool for morning meeting greetings or for teacher greeting students at the door!

27 Ways to Greet Students #classroom #teaching #teachers #teaching-ideas http://studentloanslegalhelp.com/forgiveness/

A wonderful picture of how students and teachers could greet each other besides the normal "hello". This would be a fun resource to have in the classroom because it would give me a bunch of different ideas to greet students. Teachers could share these ideas so that in our morning meetings children do not get bored with the typical greeting.

Greeting students makes them feel valued, loved, and welcomed. Thus a vital aspect of creating a nurturing environment is greeting students with loving kindness. This chart lists 27 ways for teachers to do that in their classrooms.

Teacher warmth is demonstrated simply by the way that they greet students! This is a list of 27 ways to greet students and build meaningful connections.

I completely loved this 27 ways to greet students board. It not only gives different ideas of how to welcome students, but also it encourages students and teachers to build a positive classroom environment as stated by Carol Tomlinson in Fulfilling the Promise of Differentiated Classroom, " Environment will support or deter the student's quest for affirmation, contribution, power, purpose, and challenge in the classroom." A good way to start those things is by greetings students. (Page 37)

Greeting Students to Increase Engagement - Cute classroom ideas

I really like this piece as the artist picked out certain words on the page to make his own saying. This is very interesting how the design of the drawing around the words is and the space throughout the page. This is executed very well. Very cool :)

"Blackout Poetry" using old newspapers or books. Unlike other blackout poems, you can still see other parts of the texts, in addition to the isolated words..

"Black Out Poetry" using old newspapers or books: maybe a creative writing assignment! PIC ONLY Love Love Love

Black Out Poetry using old newspapers or books. Will definitely incorporate this in a poetry unit! teen-programming-in-libraries-a-collaborative-boar

For Mary F and Dina W via Scott.... Use with poetry unit: "Block Out Poetry with art" using old newspapers or books...this could be cool...

"Black Out Poetry" using old newspapers or books. Will definitely incorporate this in a poetry unit! Link doesn't work but cool idea.

Use with poetry unit: "Block Out Poetry with art" using old newspapers or books- Altered book page

Use with poetry unit: blackout poetry, using old newspapers or books

Blackout Poetry using a recycled book

Very creative.. #poetry #books

Great way to get to know your students...

journaling prompts from @Becky Hui Chan Hui Chan Hui Chan Hui Chan Hui Chan Hui Chan Hui Chan Hui Chan Hui Chan Higgins

Journalling prompts - helps to learn how to write and keep a journal. Use for prompt in conversations as well maybe?

Great journal prompts for Smash book. Great idea to do with kids too.

Great journal prompts for Smash book. This is a great idea.

"I..." statements journaling prompts - Becky Higgins

Journaling idea... I statements for writing prompts

Journal prompts, Smashbook page ideas.

Great journal prompts for Smash book.

Writing ideas

Expand an image. Glue a part of an image from a magazine on paper and let them finish the rest

Easy Art Lesson~ Start with a magazine or newspaper clipping and let the child expand the picture. Can copy snipped pictures for future lesson, once you get your collection. Select random pictures or tie into science, novel unit, or other themed lesson.

Start with a magazine or newspaper clipping and let the child expand the picture. Great way to start a writing prompt too.

Start with a magazine or newspaper clipping and let your child expand the picture! I LOVE THIS!!!! Great school art project!

Start with a magazine or newspaper clipping and let the child expand the picture! Good idea for kids craft!!

This looks like a fun art project. Start with a magazine or newspaper clipping and let the child expand the picture!

Love this for writing too! An art project to teach children to use their imagination. Cut out part of an image from a magazine or newspaper & attach it to a blank sheet of paper and let the child expand the picture.

Start with a snippet from a magazine and let your child finish the rest. creative art project

Art ideas, start with a magazine or newspaper clipping and expand the picture

kids art project: expand magazine clippings

A paper towel holder with page protectors attached by binder rings. Great idea, pictures? Or recipes? Or displaying kids artwork? Or birthday calendar?

A paper towel holder with page protectors attached by binder rings. Classroom reference for a substitute? How about an easy access dictionary for a writing center (Add reference tabs for each letter of the alphabet)? What about a place to display student work? The list is endless. I think I'll make it my recipe book

A paper towel holder with page protectors attached by binder rings. GREAT idea for my future scrapbook room! LOVE IT!!! :-D

A paper towel holder with page protectors attached by binder rings. PERFECT recipe holder!!! Classroom reference for a substitute? How about an easy access dictionary for a writing center (Add reference tabs for each letter of the alphabet)? What about a place to display student work?

Paper towel holder + binder rings + page covers = a great way to display students' workk! OR you could use it to make a recipe book with your favorite recipes..

Paper towel holder + binder rings + page covers...i need this for my craftroom and for recipes

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Editing and Proofreading Marks Poster and Worksheets

If I knew any English teachers, I would TOTALLY buy this for them! You'd be surprised how many people don't know proper edit marks!! This is a poster set that comes with handouts and student worksheets on editing and proofreading marks.Page 1 - Poster or handout that includes...

This is a poster set that comes with handouts and student worksheets on editing and proofreading marks.Page 1 - Poster or handout that includes... Check out the website to see more

This is a poster set that comes with handouts and student worksheets on editing and proofreading marks.

Editing and Proofreading Marks Poster and Worksheets- add to their writing notebook

Editing Marks for Writers' Notebooks

.classroom poster

.editing chart

Editing notes

Poster idea

know your students strategies

8 Effective Ways To Get To Know Your Students. Great for back-to-school activities. I like the snowball fight.

8 Effective Ways To Get To Know Your Students. Great for back-to-school activities. Could easily add cultural component to many of the games.

8 Effective Ways To Get To Know Your Students. Some really great icebreakers here!

8 Effective Ways To Get To Know Your Students! Back to school ideas!

Welcome Back to School Games

Back to School ice breakers

Possible advisory idea

Get to Know You Games

The 8 Back to School Activities To Get To Know Your Students Infographic presents different activities that are perfect for the beginning of school.

Self Esteem Portraits...student writes 20 things they like about themselves inside the drawing and classmates write compliments outside the drawing.

Self-esteem portrait...20 things I like about myself and things others like about me. Great art project to help young ones appreciate their value.

Art Class Works: Self Esteem Portraits 20 things I like about me + classmate's positive comments. I would do this inside the student's silhouette.;character traits - book

Art Class Works: Self Esteem Portraits 20 things I like about me: Do with your silhouette @Erynlea Olmstead maybe you could do this with your girls

Art Class Works: Self Esteem Portraits 20 things I like about me (inside the silhouette) + classmate's positive comments around the student's silhouette.

Art Class Works: Self Esteem Portraits 20 things I like about me | I wonder if I could integrate this with famous people in history? Their silhouette?

Art Class Works: Self Esteem Portraits 20 things I like about me.

School Counseling - Art Class Works: Self Esteem Portraits

Some simple changes in this idea and its a group idea

Self Esteem Portraits - great art therapy idea

GENIUS!!! Turning in papers

GENIUS!!! Turning in papers.maybe have students pin their clothes pins on the other side of the tray so that the teacher does not have to go back and repin the clothespin

Turning in papers- when student turns in an assignment, they turn their clothespin around, easy way to see who has not finished yet. INcludes links to files

Turning in papers; one difference: turn the clothespin backwards revealing a smiley face instead though

I did decide to dump the clothes pins after a few weeks, it was just too much. I had a student record the assignment, put the papers in number order, and then record any missing papers. It was a good system.

Turning in papers. I like the column to record who is missing; this could be a classroom job. (Not using the clothespins)

Line hand-in basket with clothes pins with students names on them. When students hand in their work, they turn their clothes pin around so their name is no longer visible. Visible names are students who are unfinished.

Simply 2nd Resources: Sharing Thursday #5 ~ Turning in papers using clothes pins! Student put their clip in a jar after turning in their paper.

Turning in papers idea. Could be modified to work in my classroom.

Great way for students to turn papers in.

Coloring pages of famous works of art. Neat idea for another way to expose kids to the masters.

All sorts of - Painter Vermeer FREE. artists coloring pages.. These are so neat and you can use these for so many other things besides coloring..

works of art coloring pagesrks of art. Neat idea for another way to expose kids to the masters. For you, Jess.

All sorts of - Painter Vermeer - This link will take you to the index for Art Coloring Pages

Artist coloring pages for kids. This site also has plenty more pages of different topics.

Art coloring pages - All sorts of famous artists' pictures, into coloring page form

Artist coloring pages for kids. Sneaking in some culture, I love it!

Coloring pages of actual artist's work

Great Artists Free Coloring Pages

Artwork coloring pages

Lesson objectives

Classroom Decor Ideas: Students have to write in a log every time they do not turn in their homework on time and explain themselves. This helps teachers keep track of how many times the same student does not do his/her homework, makes students think about why they did not do their homework, and establishes accountability.

Objective board - I really like the "I know I've got it when..." aspect. It's more kid-friendly language and lets the kids know ahead of time what they need to be able to do to have mastered the content of the lesson!

This is a great way to display Learning Target, Performance of Understanding, Success criteria AND an essential question!!!

Objective board - I really like the "I know I've got it when..." aspect. It's more kid-friendly language and lets the kids know ahead of time what they need to be able to do to have mastered the content of the lesson! It is a great way to allow students to self-assess themselves since the goals are right there for everyone to see

Cool way to post your daily objectives! AIL Products: 5" Multi-Color Sassy Solids Letters (FST5261) & Bright Sentence Strips (TNT)

Post learning objectives, as well as evidence of learning and essential questions

A great way to display and communicate learning goals and success criteria!

biology daily objective board | Learning Targets/Objectives Boards

I like the "I'll know I've got it when" section 4th grade,Classroom,Classroom ideas,Education,My Future Classroom,School,School stuff,

‘Who I Am’ graphic information sheet, for getting to know my students. DIRECT LINK

Great Ideas for the First Day of School ...activities to help kids get to know each other (and help you get to know them)

Who I Am - Graphic Organizer for first day of school- I like how this goes along with math!

'Who I Am' graphic information sheet - this one's for Meg - first day of school activity

'Who I Am' graphic information sheet- beginning of the school year ice breaker? :)

Who I Am - Graphic Organizer for first day of school...maybe...

Ice Breaker Activity for Middle School Advisory

Great first day of school activity!

High School Ideas

Good icebreaker

Notice to students

Notice to All Students - Classroom Motivational Poster PosterEnvy http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B004SHE3HW/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_qpu2ub01FVM94

This poster needs to be up in every jr. high and high school classroom. Def going to buy one

Amazon.com: Notice to All Students - Classroom Motivational Poster

Notice to Students Classroom Teacher Behavioral POSTER

Class poster

Amazon.com: Notice to All Students - Classroom Motivational Poster: Prints: Posters & Prints

Middle School Classroom Posters | eBay

Notice to Students Classroom Teacher Behavioral POSTER in Home & Garden, Kids & Teens at Home, Educational Materials | eBay

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I'm Done Jar- TBA's most popular post!

Popsicle sticks for an "I'm Done" jar...Students pull a stick when they finish early

Popsicle sticks for an "I'm Done" jar...Students pull a stick when they finish early (Also could be good for an "I'm Bored" Jar).

Early finisher activity: Popsicle sticks for an "I'm Done" jar...Students pull a stick when they finish early-- love this!

Popsicle sticks for an "I'm Done" jar...Students pull a stick when they finish early-- love this! instead of 'im done' im going with an 'im bored' jar

Popsicle sticks for an "I'm Done" jar...Students pull a stick when they finish early Brilliant for when my students finish early...now to spend the summer thinking how to apply this to math...

I'm Done Jar- tasks for fast finishers

End of the school year teacher letter! I have included this in each of my students final report cards. I have my address on the envelope and I already attached a stamp. I got the stamps and envelopes from the school office. I asked for post card stamps so during the summer I can send them a special post card in response to them writing to me.

Black and Neon .... End of the school year teacher letter! Include in each of the students final report cards. Write your address on the envelope and I attached a stamp. Asked for post card stamps so during the summer you can send them a special post card in response to them writing to you.

End of the school year teacher letter! I think this would be awesome to do for graduating seniors RE their fall college experience!

End of the school year teacher letter!

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Should the toughest kids be assigned to the best teachers?

Every parent needs to read this. Do you know whether or not your child's teacher deals with one or more students in class who have severe behavioral issues ... and how it effects other children in the classroom?

Should the toughest kids be assigned to the best teachers? - The Cornerstone So true. Tough question, but what is fair to teachers?

Should all the toughest kids be placed with the best teachers? -- especially worth reading the comments below it

Wow...amazing! I'm nowhere near the "best teacher" category, but this speaks volumes to me and my trek throughout this current school year...

Opinions? Starting this year 50 percent of my evaluation is testing scores for students. Is it fair to give best teachers toughest students?

Great article on extreme student behavior we are seeing in the classroom! SOMETHING MUST BE DONE!

Should the toughest kids be assigned to the best teachers? | The Cornerstone Read this my friends

This is an excellent article worth reason if you are a classroom teacher.

Timely since we have been addressing this issue at our school site.

Should the toughest kids be assigned to the best teachers? -