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Teaching Ideas

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"read "Where the Wild Things Are" and focus on writing to entertain. We are going to make this little wild thing paper topper and write about how the book entertained us."

Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons

Geometric Shapes Activity STEM Math Idea for Kids

Geometric Shapes Activity STEM Ideas for Kids

Sensory Hacks for Fidgety Child

Sensory Hacks to Focus a Fidgety Child - Lemon Lime Adventures

Back to School Bash -

poca cosa: Home School

This site has my favorite PowerPoint review game templates. One of the things that makes them great is that they come with sound files! The cash cab one is unique, but the Jeopardy! and Who Wants to be a Millionaire are really, really well designed.

PowerPoint Review Game Templates

Here's a great idea for comparative measurement of length.

Going Back to Kinder: Quick Post on Measuring

DIY "Adding Machine" ... This blog post shows you how to make it.

This idea is so smart and simple, I'm ashamed I didn't come up with it first. =] "This is one of my FAVORITE classroom management tools!! It can be soooo time consuming to answer the questions...Can we use markers?, Do we turn this in?, Is this a talking activity? I love using these assignment choice signs to answer those questions without me doing the work. Once I give directions for an activity, I quickly place checks and X's by the cards and my students know exactly where to look for t...

Contraction Surgery- This is a lesson your students will never forget. How creative!!!

Delighted in Second: March 2012

Love this idea of using Vista Print business cards as classroom rewards/punch cards!!...omg I am so doing this!!

The Nest Effect: Motivation & Rewards in My Classroom

Read, Write, Build- Pre-Primer and Primer sight words. Perfect for Guided Reading and Word Work centers.

Tippytoe Crafts: Eric Carle - spin the paper plate in back and watch the chameleon change colors.

Tippytoe Crafts: Eric Carle

How to Print on Post-It Notes with Cute Free Printables for School Homework.

Print on Post-It Notes – Free Printables for School Homework

To be this organized! Nice layout for lesson plans

Fabulous in First: Binders, a birthday and Bingo!

The end of the school year can be rough...avoid falling into these traps!

Adapted books - way to incorporate non-readers in literacy!

Freebie Friday: Literacy for Nonreaders

Alternative Seating: Standing areas for those who can't sit still and love to stand up. I have just the furniture for this!!

Setting Up for Second: Alternative Seating: How Things are Going!

The very hungry caterpillar

10 Free Learning websites for kids!

summer review websites for kids

Build your own anemometer for measuring wind speed. 2nd Grade NC Science Essential Standards.

This was the BEST frosting tip EVER! I used it this week and I finally was able to use my frosting bag without dreading the clean up! :o)

Vanilla Bean: Tuesday Tutorial - Bernie's Cake Tips

Tired of flashcards? Here are some creative (and effective) ways to teach sight words (or dolch, high-frequency, fry, etc.). Love the hands on sensory activities!

A warm, cozy classroom that looks like home. LOVE IT!

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Classroom Tour 2012-2013

Wow! notebook -- a morale booster! When a staff member or student receives the notebook, they read the wonderful message that someone wrote for them. They, in turn, write a note to another staff member to encourage, give a boost, or to just say how much they are appreciated. At the bottom of the page they write, "Don't forget to pass it on....."

Hanselor the Counselor: WOW!