See how you can tailor morning meeting and calendar to meet the needs of your upper elementary students. You'll love how simple it is and the positive impact it has on your students!

Morning Meeting for Upper Elementary Students |

Great article about the components of Reading Workshop - RETURN TO STUDY

Reading Workshop: What It Looks Like in My Classroom |

Narrative writing goals clip chart! third grade! opinion and information too!!

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Great classroom decor!! classroom-decor

30 Inspiring Posters To Jazz Up Any Classroom

Love this creative idea for a fun birthday board! Students were grouped by month and held their birthdays up on whiteboards.

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students sign out when they leave the classroom - brilliant!

classroom collective

50 Student Rewards That Don't Cost a Thing-a great reference sheet for providing reinforcers for an individual, a group, or the whole class!

Teaching In The Fast Lane: 50 Student Rewards That Don't Cost a Thing

A favorite desk arrangement, no one's back is to the board, there are easy paths for movement, and kids who need reduced distractions can sit in the front.

Back to School Tips - The Classroom Key

Parent Teacher Conference Tip: Always give parents goodies to take home after their conference. I give a list of educational websites/apps, a bookmark with reading comprehension questions, and a checklist of ways to help their child at home. Last but not least, send home a sweet treat for the kiddo... 'Thanks for taking the time to POP in!' :) More tips for productive Parent Teacher Conferences on the blog post!

Parent Teacher Conferences: 8 MORE Tips for Successful Parent Teacher Conferences


Teacher Gift Set - Teacher Stamp Set - Hand lettered and hand drawn set of mini stamps for teachers READY to SHIP F0004

Zentangle landscapes, lovely on colored paper ~ A zentangle landscape would B a great project for school age kids from Grade 5 up.

Art at Becker Middle School: Zentangle Landscapes

Like a Book Thermal Mug

Like a Book Thermal Mug

Celery Science Experiment for Kids - Coffee Cups and Crayons

Fun and free poetry lesson for even the most-reluctant writer.

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Amazing quicksand play dough - it is mold-able but turns to liquid when kids hands are still. This recipe for play requires just a couple ingredients and NO COOKING!

Quicksand Play Dough Recipe ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose

Story yoga for kids-great music and book ideas

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Moonsand = 8 cups flour + 1 cup baby oil.... I make this for the kids all the time and they love it!

Pin Test: DIY Moon Sand - delia creates

set up a 'crime scene'-students draw inferences, writing project, and/or do some related forensic science experiments

Second Grade Nest: Favorite Pin Friday

teacher talk: outfits You'd have to do leggings not tights. Too see-through for the dress code.

Bloom: teacher talk: outfits

How to make sidewalk chalk paint - a NEW cornstarch free recipe for sidewalk chalk paint in amazing vibrant colors!

Cornstarch Free Sidewalk Chalk Paint Recipe ~ Learn Play Imagine

Teacher business card or magnet with contact info

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class pictures in front of a bookshelf

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ExitTicket is a classroom and student response system

A Free Student Response System for Teachers

Hundreds of Smartboard Lessons and lesson plans organized by grade and subject. FREE!

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Adorable work outfits with skirt, polka dot top and cardigan

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