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    "I do this lesson every year, but never had this poem. It will be a good addition! (With Chrysanthemum!)"

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    "It's Hard to Fix a Wrinkled Heart" Activity to Go with Book, Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

    I ALWAYS start the year off with Chrysanthemum. So of course I fell in love with this idea to use with the story. This blog has TONS of great ideas! Heather's Heart: September 2012

    Wrinkled Heart activity to talk about bullying - good activity for No Name Calling Week

    As I tried to iron out the creases, we talked about how hard it is to make our hearts feel better after hearing such unkind words.  I added Band-Aids with each of their names to the heart to show that it’s impossible to take away those unkind words, but we can always try to help and make things better.


    Start this at the beginning of the school year to go home at end of the year! Great idea.

    Anchor Charts - Tattling versus Reporting - this first grade teacher's blog has LOTS of excellent anchor charts

    Stores you may not realize that give discounts to teachers!! For my teacher friends

    love this back to school poem and goodie bag

    The Best Part of Me - A great 'first writing project' to begin the year.

    "After a while, you just want to be with the one that makes you laugh." - Mr. Big. SATC

    Music History in 10 sec! I like this site. fun stuff.

    Funny Face Wall Activity Toy from Sensory Edge. Great social skills :)

    My students often have difficulty dealing with anger in safe, appropriate ways. These are some of my go-to activities in my counseling groups. They help students to discover what anger feels like, ...

    cute poem for teaching how to use glue properly


    Nice addition to the classroom.

    Anti-bullying display. "Before you Speak. Think and be Smart. It's hard to fix a Wrinkled Heart." Click to visit the original post. #education

    Feelings Charades

    I put an absent folder on my absent student's desk. The students at their table will make sure they get all of the work we do that day put in their folder. I do check their folder at the end of the day and make sure there are not tests or activities that can only be done whole class. Then, when that student returns the next day, they put their folder in their backpack. The instructions to the parents are on the folder.