16 Things Teachers Should Try in 2016 [infographic] #GoogleEI #GoogleET

16 Things Teachers Should Try in 2016 [infographic] | Shake Up Learning


Marshmallow Challenge: The task is simple: in eighteen minutes, teams must build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow. The marshmallow needs to be on top.

Special Teaching in the Middle: Beginning of Year Activities


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Reading is Thinking: How to Teach Children to be more Critical Readers; Great blog!! A ton of ideas, and she's also a 4th grade teacher!

Reading Is Thinking


GREAT WAY TO TEACH THEME! Think that it is cool how they were able to make it interesting for teenagers.

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Birthday Club Bulletin Board with student photos! Use this to showcase the students who have bought books for the media center on their birthdays!

Erica's Ed-Ventures: Photos of My First Grade Classroom


Paint Bucket Seats. Directions on how to make them.

Monday Made It - Love Teaching Kids


landform flip book from gingersnaps blog

Ginger Snaps: Landform Flipbook


WritingFix: a 6-Trait Writing Lesson inspired by The Twits by Roald Dahl**Show not tell- descriptive writing

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Good Hooks for Stories.pdf

Good Hooks for Stories.pdf - Google Drive


Solving problems or problem solving? v Today's blog post on ATUE about reflecting on whether or not we are teaching students to simple solve problems rather than be true problem solvers. Grab a freebie while you are there!

All Things Upper Elementary: Solving problems or problem solving?


4th grade lesson introducing number lines. I also had them make a line with positive and negative #s on the back of a sentence strip, and I laminated them as a resource.

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Zooming in on a Number Line. could be helpful for fractions and decimals!

One Lesson at a Time: Zooming in on a Number Line


Elementary vs. High School Teachers... round 2

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idea for April: National Poetry Month window display

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Poem about the sea - paint watercolors to make a sea colored background, sprinkle with salt then wipe away when dry, tear in wavy strips and glue onto blue background, write 1 line on each strip.

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April - National Poetry Month Blackout poetry

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Love this poetry display

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The Best Part of Me: Positive Self-Image Poetry | Scholastic.com

The Best Part of Me: Positive Self-Image Poetry | Scholastic.com


Poetry Lesson... This would be a GREAT way for students to display a poem they have written - these would be beautiful hung on a Christmas poet-tree!

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that artist woman: Dandelion Poetry Project

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"Poet Tree" poetry display

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Water filtration STEM project/problem: engineer an effective water filter. Test water. Improve design. Restest, etc.

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The "Art Bot: Build a Wobbly Robot Friend That Creates Art" #robotics #engineering project guides students in assembling a cool plastic cup-bodied bot ready to create a marker masterpiece. Build the bot for fun, or use the project as a launch pad for a full independent science project exploration! [Source: Science Buddies, http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas/Robotics_p014.shtml?from=Pinterest] #STEM #scienceproject #summerscience #science #artbot

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