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Cute writing assignment- My Teacher's SECRET Life! There could be some very funny responses! This makes me miss teaching literacy. Teaching Language Arts, Classroom Language, Classroom Fun, Future Classroom, Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Teaching Ideas, Writing Topics

My Teacher's SECRET Life!

In an effort to add a little levity to the seriousness of testing week we did a reading/writing innovation lesson that I got from Cristie Fultz over at Ms. Fultz's Corner. I started by reading the book My Teacher's Secret Life by Stephen Krensky. Then they brainstormed about what MY secret life might be, and created circle maps to include any ideas they had. Then they created a flow map to create their "secret life" story. They drafted, peer conferenced, revised and edited their stories…

They wrote their hopes and dreams in balloons and attached a picture of themselves soaring with them. Make "Oh the Places You Go" Bulletin Board! End of school year Classroom Fun, Classroom Displays, Future Classroom, Classroom Activities, Classroom Organization, Reading Activities, Classroom Birthday Board, Hot Air Balloon Classroom Theme, Beginning Of School

Two Tangled Teachers

We are two elementary teachers with a passion for creating meaningful learning experiences for our students.

SWBST to teach summarizing. I always forget what SWBST stands for. Teaching Language Arts, Teaching Writing, Teaching Tips, Speech And Language, Teaching Plot, Drama Teaching, Teaching Procedures, Teaching Style, Student Teaching

Laminate and use a dry-erase marker on the "sticky notes". Use for writing or summarizing narratives.

Head Over Heels For Teaching: Monday Made It: Classroom Decor exit tickets Classroom Procedures, Classroom Organisation, Classroom Displays, Classroom Activities, Classroom Decor, Classroom Management, Science Classroom, Classroom Setting, Future Classroom

Monday Made It: Classroom Decor

Linking up with my fellow 4th grade Florida blogger friend, Tara, for her Monday Made It -I've made a couple of things for my classroom th...

Personal essay anchor charts for science Personal Narrative Writing Anchor Charts and Posters. Personal Narrative Anchor Charts and Posters Writing Realistic Fiction Writing Personal Essay Writing Strategies, Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Writing Process, Writing Activities, Teaching Resources, Writing Ideas, Teaching Ideas, Essay Writing

Anchor Charts for Writing

If you would've asked me my thoughts about using anchor charts in the classroom a few years ago, I would've said something along the lines of them being more appropriate in a primary room--not so much 4th or 5th grade. I've come to learn that anchor charts are just as necssary in intermediate classrooms--and may even be more beneficial--than in a primary room! Anchor charts are very big in my school and the students here have learned to look for them in their classrooms over the years. My…

Shape Poem - if I teach elementary math again! Math Classroom, Kindergarten Math, Teaching Math, Teaching Ideas, Future Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Grade 1, 1st Grade Math, Second Grade

{Shapes Galore for the Common Core!} Teaching Unit

I am excited to announce a new product I just posted on TeachersPayTeachers and Teacher's Notebook... Shapes Galore for the Common Core! Thi...

EMOTIONAL REGULATION: School Counseling - Counseling - teachers - Directions and printables to create a Take A Break station which encourages children to manage and regulate their own emotions and behaviors. Classroom Behavior Management, Behaviour Management, Behavior Plans, Behavior Interventions, Behaviour Chart, Social Emotional Learning, Social Skills, Emotional Support Classroom, Positive Behavior Support

Behavior Management and Self Regulation - Take A Break

All students need an opportunity to refocus, regain composure, reflect, or just take a moment to release stress. By providing a designated and well thought out space in the classroom for students to do just that, you can reduce classroom disruptions, teach self regulation, and provide opportunities...

First Grade Writing Sentences Worksheets: Stretch a Sentence Worksheet Close Close S Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Writing Skills, Writing Process, Writing Practice, Writing Games, Writing Curriculum, Writing Sentences Worksheets, Sentence Writing

Stretch a Sentence | Worksheet | Education.com

Stretch those writing skills with this "stretch a sentence" activity! Little writers will learn to expand on an idea by adding more details to a sentence.

Short vowels: "Shake it" short vowel sounds song. get those kinesthetic learners learning and moving. While students sing the song, they shake the body part that goes with the vowel. There are also pictures included for visual learners. Word Study, Word Work, Sight Words, Colegio Ideas, Short Vowel Sounds, Kindergarten Literacy, Literacy Games, Vocabulary Games, Early Literacy

Short vowels: "Shake it" short vowel sounds poem

I learned this cute poem at a workshop. It's a great way to get those kinesthetic learners learning and moving. While students "sing" the poem, they shake the body part that goes with the vowel. There are also pictures included for visual learners. Directions: We say the line in a sing-songy v...

Whole Brain Teaching: Woo! Alternatives More cute cheers to use with Kagan Structures Classroom Cheers, Classroom Behavior, Future Classroom, School Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Classroom Management Songs, Seasonal Classrooms, French Classroom, Spanish Classroom

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Im sure Im not really showing you guys anything new with these DIY cupcake holders / pedestals....

Pointers with reading comprehension questions: Students in guided groups draw a pointer and answer the question. Great way to reinforce common core skills that should be revisited with daily reading activities. Reading Lessons, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Teaching Ideas, Reading Time, Teacher Resources, Reading Groups, Teaching Tools

Brain Feelers!!!

Here are the long awaited pictures of the CUTE brain feelers aka brain feelies as I've been calling them all day! Attached also is a list of labeled questions I used on my brain feelies! List of reading brain feeler questions! NOW FOR THE SURPRISE... don't get too excited, because it isn't that cool- I am a sucker for new fun cute things that can be used in my classroom, and today I have the brilliant idea of making NEW pointers! These are only the first few that I've made- cute, not the…