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120 Writing Prompts---for kids who can't think of journal ideas..grab one... i wish my teachers had had something like this....

Have student wrinkle up the paper heart (not tearing it) and then try to flatten it out. Discuss how words or actions can harm a heart and take time to heal.... Good first week of school activity

Journal Jar

A jar is filled with simple, kid-friendly questions that turn journaling sessions into FUN!

Community Post: 15 Awesome Classroom Ideas For Teachers

Ice Breakers | Community Post: 15 Awesome Classroom Ideas For Teachers---could replace M&Ms with colored pieces of paper

Healthy Sea Turtle Snacks for Kids

Found this adorable idea on Pinterest with no source and had to share! These would be fun to make for the kids during an ocean theme unit or just for fun! Ingredients: Green apples Green grapes Goldfish crackers Mini chocolate chips Frosting Slice a green apple in half as well as grapes then lay them …

Writers Workshop Poster: 100 Colorful Words to Use in Place of "Said"

Handout or mini-poster on colorful words writers can use instead of "said." Students can put the b&w version in their writing notebooks for reference.