Behavior management tool: have the students pick a team (you can base it on celebrities, movie characters, book characters, etc.). You can make tags to put on their desks for quick ID. If a student is on task, give their team a point. At the end of the day/week, the winning team gets a simple prize (like listening to music relevant to the team). Behavior Ideas, Management Ideas, Ultimate Battle, Stars War, Class Management, Classroom Behavior, Behavior Management, Classroom Management, Teacher
Disappearing Pencil Woes? - The Organized Classroom Blog I might try something similar with my high schoolers..they are master "accidental" pencil stealers!
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Pencil Holder for each student
Disappearing Pencil Woes? - The Organized Classroom Blog
Strike it Out: A fun, sneaky math game for working math skills and thinking | teachmama.com
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Basic addition and subtraction game. I love this!
Math facts with Problem solving! quick and easy math game: strike it out!
Strike it Out: A fun, sneaky #math game for working math skills and thinking | teachmama.com
Addition subtraction game easy fun
Strike it Out: A fun math game for working math skills and thinking | teachmama.com
Book_chart---Need to start doing this at the beginning of the year b/c I saw too many fallen soldiers from my last group
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How to Treat Books Anchor Chart. Make at the beginning of the school year.
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"How to Treat Books" - Complete the anchor chart after reading the book, "Forest Friends" (saved on flashdrive) from KindergartenKindergarten.
Do this at the beginning of the school year so kids knows how to handle books. This of course will vary by age .. Then I would hang it in the classroom library
Beginning of the year activity: Get to know the students and introduce the concept of curriculum I Can statements. Beginning of te year icebreaker.
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Beginning of the year activity: Get to know the students and introduce the concept of curriculum I Can statements. Beginning of te year icebreaker. Let kids write what they can do or know from a Jewish perspective.
"I can" ice breaker
I can.... Chart
Great for pattern books
Cute idea for teaching I and can
all about me - great for September - predictable chart, then make into a class book.
This is cute for back to school- and I love that the answers require some higher order thinking.
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one of the reasons i love teaching middle school: getting to do silly things like this. #afterlight
Quiet critters come out when it's quiet and sit on the desks of quiet kids!
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Quiet critters come out only when it's quiet. I can really see kids working hard to have one sit on their desk.I made us a jar for "quiet critters" and whenever the students are working quietly, cleaning up quietly, walking in the hall quietly, etc. we can earn them.So far it is working and the kids are very excited about earning "quiet critters" (they only come out when it is quiet-they don't like noise!). When the jar is full we'll earn a class treat.
Quiet critters come out only when it's quiet. Too cute classroom idea :)
Quiet critters come out only when it's quiet. Love it! I can really see kids working hard to have one sit on their desk. Good classroom management strategy!
I'm just pinning this for my schoolteacher, sunday school teacher, or any teacher friends. I thought it was a cute idea: Quiet critters come out only when it's quiet. Kids will work hard to have one sit on their desk.
Quiet critters come out only when it's quiet, kids work hard to have one sit on their desk, cute idea
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Art Projects for Kids: Peek A Boo Halloween Cats
cat Art Projects for Kids: 2nd grade
Peek a boo cats - Halloween Art Project for Kids
Peek A Boo Cats. Simple collage. Could be used with the book Black Cat by artist Christopher Myers or just as a point of view project.
Chinese Style Fans art project
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Use Your Coloured Pencils: Chinese Style Fans
A few years ago my grade 3 students made these Chinese style fans to celebrate Chinese New Year. Each student decorated a very long strip of paper with a Chinese inspired design of their choice. They then had to concertina fold the entire strip and secure the ends to a handle we made from pop sticks. The idea came from this site, which gives you more details about construction.
For the Love of Art: 4th Grade - MANY ideas for art projects found here.
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Great Owl project for kids.
"Spotted Owls" made from splatter-painted paper. Classroom theme wise as an owl
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Water colour mosque pictures. Good for Ramadan or Eid cards, printable template linked from the site.
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Watercolour silhouette mosque pictures.
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Ramadan / Eid crafts - Pop up mosque! Free printable template.
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Eid Mubarak pop-up cards!
Free printable pop-up mosque card template
Watercolor resist - lesson on water droplets and ripples - texture, color theory, shadow - how would droplets look striking pavement/water/leaves etc?
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More rainy day art ideas :)
Special Delivery!: A mysterious package arrives to your classroom! It has holes poked in it and it has fragile and special delivery stickers and stamps all over it! Here's where you can teach predicting and inferring. Open the package to find a class pet (stuffed animal) and a letter explaining why we got this package and parent explanations. Turns into a take-home writing activity. SO COOL!
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Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Special Delivery! Class pet writing activity
Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Special Delivery! Class pet and writing journal.
Special Delivery!: A mysterious package arrives to your classroom! Open the package to find a class pet (stuffed animal) and a letter explaining why we got this package and parent explanations. Turns into a take-home writing activity.
Special Delivery! Classroom pet, writing activity. So cute!
A variety of Thinking Map examples in a second grade class. (Team V's Second Grade Fun: Thinking Maps)
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Small groups each contribute a section
Thinking Maps in the hallway! - Change to Georgia habitats
Team V's Second Grade Fun: Thinking Maps
First Grade Fun: Thinking Maps
Direct Comparison: Area Animals
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Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog: Direct Comparisons: Area Animals
Grid animal activity to compare area along with grid and recording sheet. Looks like fun!
Animal Habitats: I think this would be a challenging sorting game. I like the idea of comparing characteristics of animals that live in different habitats!
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Little Hands, Big Work: Animal Habitats Sorting Mat
Little Hands, Big Work blog - Great activities for kids.
Wow! This is a neat habitat mat. It would be fun to make out of felt as a gift (and include some Schleich animals)
Animal Habitats: Use felt to create different habitats and have children place plastic animals where they belong. A great classification activity!
Animal adaptations. Remember this for next year. Maybe have a rotation one in activity in each classroom?
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Animal adaptation centers oct 2011
A 2nd Grade Adventure: animal adaptations
Animal adaptation activity
Adding this as a culminating project for our Non-fiction Reading Unit, easy, fun, and a freebie!
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Grade 2 animal report idea.
Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons: Animal Reports!- informational writing
Are your students forgetting your routines or asking a zillion questions? Mine were! Until I tried this... Question Board! Classroom management for too many questions (Free- consider it a gift from my sanity to yours ;) )
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Are your students forgetting your routines or asking a zillion questions? Mine were! Until I tried this... Question Board! Classroom management for too many questions (Free- consider it a gift from my sanity to yours ;) ) Love the idea! Wish we could give our little ones a choice of where they would like to work!
Top 10 things you need to know about third grade--students will write for next year's third graders...This teacher also created a top 10 for K/1-5th! Free!
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1st Grade Writing Activity
End of year activity- Top 10 List Printable~ This year's "graduating" class lists ten things incoming students need to know about your grade. Available for K-5th!
3rd Grades A Charm: Its Coming to a Close.....so doing for 1st grade!!
Setting the Tone in the First 10 Minutes of the First Day of School
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Setting the Tone in the First 10 Minutes of the First Day of School- a simple idea to start the year off right! Will have to change warm up. "Finish the drawing" might not go over well with middle school kids.
Setting the Tone in the First 10 Minutes of the First Day of School- a simple idea to start the year off right! LOVE this post! #back to #school #september
Setting the Tone in the First 10 Minutes of the First Day of School- a simple idea to start the year off right! Maybe with a journal prompt instead of the "finish the picture", but still a good idea!
Classroom Freebies: Setting the Tone for a Great School Year!
1st Day of school! Setting the Tone in the First 10 Minutes of the First Day of School, from The Thinker Builder
Setting the Tone in the First 10 Minutes of the First Day of School- a simple idea to start the year off right... adapt for high school?
Great tips and advice for setting the tone of your classroom in the first ten minutes of the very first day. Found at Who's Who and Who's New. The website has a number of teacher blogging about all their ideas from lessons to classroom management.
Start ten frames at beginning of year. Add a sticker for each day you're in school.
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Start ten frames at beginning of year. Add a sticker for each day you're in school. Use superhero symbols?
During our morning meeting, we color code the message. Everyday we look for capital letters and color them green, punctuation is red, and sight words are in orange.