The kids add a sticker every time they get a 100% on their spelling tests. As you can see from the sticker chart, we went from less that 50% of the kids achieving a 100% to almost 100% once we started keeping track of the data! The other charts consist of Excel graphs made up of various pieces of classroom data. The post-it notes on the graphs are the students "thinking" in regards to the data. Love the idea of a data board!

Elementary Literacy Resources

Study the chemistry of polymers with this leak-proof bag experiment.

27 Ridiculously Cool Projects For Kids That Adults Will Want To Try

Make a daily habit of starting every ELA class with a poem -- they're short, intense, connect to other reading, and inspire student writing.

4 Reasons to Start Class With a Poem Each Day

At the beginning of the year, make several "New Student" bags with welcome letters, name tags, birthday tags, etc. Anything that a new student will need. This will save a lot of time when you find out on a Friday that you are getting a new student Monday-so this is for a teachers but has some good ideas that can be used for other things like small groups & more with a few changes...

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A Twist on Spiral Math: Read about different ways Spiral Math can be used in the classroom, and how it can help your students.

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These personal reference rings are such an awesome tool to help young learners as they work independently. One teacher writes, "This product is sure to inspire our children to take more responsibility for their own education and at the same time provide the scaffolding they need to meet academic challenges." $

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Fabric background instead of paper, more durable and less expensive. Classroom Tour: Decorations

Classroom Tour: Decorations & Organization

IEP Goal Banks for parents and teams

15 IEP goal banks~develop SMART goals

bright colors, modern and clean design; This teacher planner and classroom binder is a life saver. $ Helps me stay organized all year long

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Did they learn anything? Questions and prompts with language from the learning framework to quickly assess students' learning

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12 Fun Ways to Teach Grammar in Your Classroom

Clever idea! Use wall pop vinyl stickers on a table as a personal dry erase board.

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Friendship Bugs Lesson

Creative Elementary School Counselor: Friendship Bugs

Love the steps for this anchor chart for research!

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Can you build a tower with only ONE supply? STEM Challenge!

Teachers Are Terrific!: TpT STEM

Behavior Charts - When, Why, and How to Use Them | What I Have Learned - Adding goals to the top and a rubric has made all the difference this year! | Classroom Management | Classroom Behavior | Elementary School

Behavior Charts - When, Why, and How to Use Them {Freebie} • What I Have Learned

Great lists of Morning Meeting activities to do with students!

Morning Meeting

Stuhlgleiter - add felt to the bottom of the chairs in your classroom

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FREE! Writing Narrative Endings Printable anchor chart- Young Teacher Love by Kristine Nannini

Writing Narrative Endings

My #1 most favorite way to get students to actively revise and edit their writing!

Revising 2.0! Teaching Kids to Revise Their Writing with iPads

“I actually enjoy chopping up the first draft of my novel into pieces. It doesn’t make me anxious at all.” | 18 Things All Writers Wish They Could Say #writing #authors #lol

18 Things All Writers Wish They Could Say

Stephen King On Writing Short Stories - Writers Write - good words of advice

Stephen King On Writing Short Stories

A “Natural Habitat” Classroom | Epic Examples Of Inspirational Classroom Decor

30 Epic Examples Of Inspirational Classroom Decor

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