A wonder wall - have student add their wonders before a unit and what they learned at the end of the unit. I like this as a way to build student ownership of learning.
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'Be' Bulletin Board Ideas. Talk to your students about the qualities it takes to be a successful student. This is a great way to encourage the character traits you wish to see in your students and It is a perfect idea for your classroom door decoration.
Modify for social studies. This next activity is something I do for every new science theme. I place laminated pictures of whatever we are studying.insects, penguins, ocean animals, etc. on each table in my room. Then I place 5 markers on each table.
I AM wall- this is a great back to school activity for building positive classroom environment and self-esteem. I could do this for Spanish by doing a "Yo Soy" wall.
Interrupting students: Kathy Griffin's Teaching Strategies: The What If Anchor Chart This is something you can add and subtract from to keep it fresh for current classroom behavior.
Invite children to create their own stories with this Magnetic Cereal Box Castle Theater, an eco-craft that ties in science and literacy.
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Understanding Characters – Teacher Trap (Simplify for childcare)