Use speech bubbles on famous paintings to get kiddos thinking/writing!

Students view different photo each day and make 5 observations, 5 inferences, and 5 predictions. LOVE this idea!!

All 41 School House Rocks CLIPS for the Classroom

Writing Workshop Anchor Charts

10 MINUTE DAILY NEWSCAST-Great for Current Events

Ten free downloadable graphic organizers to help students prepare to write.

Each student was given a sticky note to use to check their paragraphs.

Students are given an answer, THEY write the question!

Create a wonder wall for students to update or add their thinking

Luminous Learning Summer #Math Boosters workbook contains 30 expertly crafted lessons to help students succeed and prepare for the next grade. Built-in supports such as visual aids, step-by-step directions, and clear examples guide students as they practice and master essential math skills. A great resource for students with learning disabilities!

How to help students who are willing to read, but cannot remember what they read? Here are some tips and strategies to improve students’ reading comprehension skills.

Writing Prompt: Play a song and have students write what they think goes along with it.

8 whole class journals for the students to write in. Select 8 students each week to write in one of the journals. The next week, 8 different children will be selected to write, and so on. By the time were finished, each journal should have about 25 different entries written in them. Students will be able to read what their classmates have written as well.

End of the Year Reflection Activity for secondary students! Because middle and high school students need to reflect and synthesize, too! $

"What Stuck With You Today?" - Awesome end of the day activity!

Students work as a class to earn parts for Mr. Potato Head. They earn a class party when he gets put together.

Multiple meaning triangles! Tons of grammar activities aligned to the common core!

Have students close their eyes and tell you about the cafeteria What did they smell, see, taste, touch, and hear? Then have them think of other words that can build on their sensory language. Assign students one of the 5 senses and have them write a sentence about the cafeteria.

Use an old cd to trace center of the eye; Students draw what character sees through eyes

5th Grade Claymation Project - I did claymation as a 3rd grader and I remember it to this day. Thank you Mrs.Maeben for being such an awesome teacher!

Lesson that helps students understand that fair doesn't always mean 'same thing for everyone'. Amazing. Doing this the first week of school!