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SUB PLANS: In your sub binder put the book "Miss Nelson is Missing" and have the substitute read the book to your class. Have the children then write a story and draw a picture about where they think you are while you are out from school. --This is SUCH a cute idea!

Here's an easy way for students to practice their spelling words. Have them draw a big scribble on their page - remind them to leave big spaces in their scribble! Using coloured pencils, they can then fill the spaces with their words.

awesome! They picked their favorite book used a piece of cardstock folded to look like a book with a binding. They illustrated the cover, and wrote a brief summary on the back. LOVE!

Perfect for beginning of the year, getting to know each other activities! Venn diagram comparing two characters--could use with buddies too

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Short Story Creative Writing (Roll-a-Story)

These "Roll-a-Story" cards allow for 864 different story combinations! Plus elements of a story PowerPoint & more. #creativewriting #sillystorystarters #commoncore

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Speeding Tickets

Speeding Tickets, love this idea!

My Teacher is Missing! Sub Activity This would be excellent for emergency sub plans! A whole day's worth of activities built around me being absent!

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Rainy Day Boredom Buster: DIY Story in a Bag

Story Bags - put a few random items in a paper bag, and kids can write creative stories about them!

Shut the front door... then...use a tap-it light to show think alouds during your read alouds. Tap the light "on" when you stop reading and discuss what the text makes you think. Helps students to "see" the difference between your reading and your thinking. Could also use to let students know when you are not available, during reading/writing conferences, etc.

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End of the Year Writing Prompt- My Bucket List

End of the Year Writing Prompt- My Bucket List- this would be awesome in the girls' summer scrap book

"Each student comes up and picks a stick out of my hand; they have to place the word in the right cup. Then, after all sticks have been sorted, students can choose one stick from each cup and create a sentence using all three words. A great informal assessment!"