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Differences between Inference and Prediction. Excellent to use when introducing inferences. Students can tell what they know about predictions, and then learn about how inferenceing is different.

Parent Teacher Conferences can't get any easier! Quick and thorough checklist to give parents for a snapshot of their students progress, behavior and classroom readiness.

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Higher level thinking - have them come up with questions to a given answer to assess their knowledge!

Pandora in the Classroom

Multiplication Real Estate game - A game for 2 or 3 players. Each player chooses a color pencil they will use in the game. Players take turns rolling the dice, using the numbers that they rolled to draw the perimeter of a rectangle or square & writing the area in the middle of the shape. Game ends when players run out of room to draw. Winner is the player who has used the largest area/most squares.

Here's a formative assessment probe on measuring length. (Supplement to the January 2011 issue of Science and Children.)

Here's a formative assessment probe on the location of objects in space in relation to the Earth. (Supplement to the September 2011 issue of Science and Children.)

Here's a formative assessment probe on life cycles. (Supplement to the November 2010 issue of Science and Children.)

Is it a Hypothesis? Printable

Here's a formative assessment probe on what plants use for food. (Supplement to the April/May 2012 issue of Science and Children.)

Here's a formative assessment probe on the nature of a hypothesis. (Supplement to the December 2010 issue of Science and Children.)

Frayer Model Worksheet

Frayer Model Vocabulary Card template - Free

I have personally used this method of vocabulary and concept acquisition for several years. I love it! Great for science, math, everything. Frayer Model - math sample ("perimeter")

lesson about respect. first week?

Great idea! Students have to do the checklist before they turn in paper, then turn around their pin to smiley face. Then you know exactly who hasn't turned in their paper!

Super system to see who has turned in homework. Kids' number on the front, then they flip it to the back (smile face) when work is turned in.)

Managing a turn in basket..genius! You can easily see the students with missing work.

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Do you assign homework? Read the research on homework, sleep, & the student brain.

dandelions and dragonflies: An Oregon Classroom Reveal!

daily agenda instead of homework - on whiteboard - black flags & turquoise circles. Possibly use black paper with chalk markers to look like chalkboard writing.

Homework Organization: Each basket has a checklist for student to check off their names as they turn in their homework.

Math Graphic Organizers FREEBIE