This website has really cool themes to carry throughout your classroom. I found the ocean one to be interesting because one the swimming pool in the picture. I feel like you could use this as a reward for students that had outstanding behavior where they could do either their reading or writing in the swimming pool. by elsa
elsa
elsa This website has really cool themes to carry throughout your classroom. I found the ocean one to be interesting because one the swimming pool in the picture. I feel like you could use this as a reward for students that had outstanding behavior where they could do either their reading or writing in the swimming pool.
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Thesis Statement Graphic Organizer - This is a great graphic organizer that teachers could hand out to help students with writing a thesis statement. I chose this document because I can see myself using it in my own classroom. I like how the template helps the students break down the different components. by tammy
tammy
tammy Thesis Statement Graphic Organizer - This is a great graphic organizer that teachers could hand out to help students with writing a thesis statement. I chose this document because I can see myself using it in my own classroom. I like how the template helps the students break down the different components.
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Wish i had found this earlier in the school year!!! Will definitely save for next year! American Revolution unit explained by 5th grade CA teacher. Lots of research resources. This bulletin board shows writing "My Side of the Story" by students who took a role of either Patriot or Loyalist. Follow the link to read more! by nanette
nanette
nanette Wish i had found this earlier in the school year!!! Will definitely save for next year! American Revolution unit explained by 5th grade CA teacher. Lots of research resources. This bulletin board shows writing "My Side of the Story" by students who took a role of either Patriot or Loyalist. Follow the link to read more!
Getting
I LOVE this reading corner idea for an Ocean unit! The kids will flip for the swimming pool! by marta
marta
marta I LOVE this reading corner idea for an Ocean unit! The kids will flip for the swimming pool!
Kitchen Ideas
The Best Behavior System Your Students Will Actually Love. Need an easy behavior system for your students and classroom? All you need is one simple thing. This could work for younger or older students and they will actually by in. You have to check this out! by effie
effie
effie The Best Behavior System Your Students Will Actually Love. Need an easy behavior system for your students and classroom? All you need is one simple thing. This could work for younger or older students and they will actually by in. You have to check this out!
London Love
This pin is a poster for the classroom. The poster explains to the students about Close Reading Steps. I can use this poster in my classroom near the reading corner. Students should like it because it reminds them of the reading steps and it has a "detective theme" to it. by elsa
elsa
elsa This pin is a poster for the classroom. The poster explains to the students about Close Reading Steps. I can use this poster in my classroom near the reading corner. Students should like it because it reminds them of the reading steps and it has a "detective theme" to it.
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Help Your Students Meet Their Potential with a Materials Workshop Day (I subbed at a middle school where the reward for good behavior was "free art stations" - could do this instead!) by elsa
elsa
elsa Help Your Students Meet Their Potential with a Materials Workshop Day (I subbed at a middle school where the reward for good behavior was "free art stations" - could do this instead!)
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I had to laugh when I saw this because honestly, it was my excuse for eating desserts. I remember telling my husband, I'm stressed I need ice cream. I need cookies, I need, I need....We will make any excuse to justify our behavior and this one was mine for a long time. If it's yours too, Plexus could help you. Stop looking for reasons to justify your eating habits and start looking for reasons to be the healthiest you've ever been. by jacquelyn
jacquelyn
jacquelyn I had to laugh when I saw this because honestly, it was my excuse for eating desserts. I remember telling my husband, I'm stressed I need ice cream. I need cookies, I need, I need....We will make any excuse to justify our behavior and this one was mine for a long time. If it's yours too, Plexus could help you. Stop looking for reasons to justify your eating habits and start looking for reasons to be the healthiest you've ever been.
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Interesting idea! This could be given to students each month. Encourages parent participation in the students' education, as well as students taking ownership of their learning and working on reading outside of the classroom. Have the parents initial each space when it is completed, and have a treat for each student who gets a BINGO each month! www.teachthis.com.au by haoren
haoren
haoren Interesting idea! This could be given to students each month. Encourages parent participation in the students' education, as well as students taking ownership of their learning and working on reading outside of the classroom. Have the parents initial each space when it is completed, and have a treat for each student who gets a BINGO each month! www.teachthis.com.au
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Love this simple classroom management tip! My student behavior improved in one day! The perfect back to school tip for getting students to meet your expectations. by jeannine
jeannine
jeannine Love this simple classroom management tip! My student behavior improved in one day! The perfect back to school tip for getting students to meet your expectations.
Random Happy Stuff
For all the to be mommies I know, I found this interesting/useful .... if i could repack our hospital bag by violet.hatten
violet.hatten
violet.hatten For all the to be mommies I know, I found this interesting/useful .... if i could repack our hospital bag
Baby Dowlen
Literature Circles Unit. Literature Circles are a fun and engaging way for students to take ownership of their learning. Literature Circles encourage students to have rich conversation surrounding text. This is a great unit for reading instruction at the middle school level because you can use it several times throughout the year with chapter book sets that are available at your school based on units and themes that you already use. by camille
camille
camille Literature Circles Unit. Literature Circles are a fun and engaging way for students to take ownership of their learning. Literature Circles encourage students to have rich conversation surrounding text. This is a great unit for reading instruction at the middle school level because you can use it several times throughout the year with chapter book sets that are available at your school based on units and themes that you already use.
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SUPERHERO Themed Behavior Reward Coupons FREEBIE - Whether you're doing the super hero theme in your classroom or not, these free behavior coupons will be sure to motivate your students! by si.ra.5621
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si.ra.5621 SUPERHERO Themed Behavior Reward Coupons FREEBIE - Whether you're doing the super hero theme in your classroom or not, these free behavior coupons will be sure to motivate your students!
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Blog post says:  This year I put out items that parents could donate to our classroom if they would like. The sign read: "Please pick an apple (or two), if you are able to donate supplies to our classroom!” The apples had the item listed on it that could be donated and where it could be found. by jenna
jenna
jenna Blog post says: This year I put out items that parents could donate to our classroom if they would like. The sign read: "Please pick an apple (or two), if you are able to donate supplies to our classroom!” The apples had the item listed on it that could be donated and where it could be found.
Wedding Ideas
Tons of great ideas of how to use IKEA items in the classroom // I could use the magazine holders as student's reading and writing portfolios!! by rachelle
rachelle
rachelle Tons of great ideas of how to use IKEA items in the classroom // I could use the magazine holders as student's reading and writing portfolios!!
Home Decorating Ideas
Hi Angela! I stumbled upon your website looking for ideas on behavior management, and found I LOVE IT! I have since ordered your book also. I have a question for you...our state (and alot of the country I guess) is doing a program called Response To Intervention...my question is this...when my students are out of… by donna
donna
donna Hi Angela! I stumbled upon your website looking for ideas on behavior management, and found I LOVE IT! I have since ordered your book also. I have a question for you...our state (and alot of the country I guess) is doing a program called Response To Intervention...my question is this...when my students are out of…
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This kit includes over 11 resources that I have used both in middle school and continue to use now in my 4th grade class.  You will find forms to organize student information and classroom parties, classroom management sheets to help keep students accountable and parents informed, and coupons and dollars that you can edit to reward positive behavior and effort. by Seelejos000
Seelejos000
Seelejos000 This kit includes over 11 resources that I have used both in middle school and continue to use now in my 4th grade class. You will find forms to organize student information and classroom parties, classroom management sheets to help keep students accountable and parents informed, and coupons and dollars that you can edit to reward positive behavior and effort.
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This website is the best one i have found so far! ideas for a reggio classroom, lesson plans, classroom organization, art, science, math, literacy, everything! by may
may
may This website is the best one i have found so far! ideas for a reggio classroom, lesson plans, classroom organization, art, science, math, literacy, everything!
Cakes and Cupcakes Ideas
FREE! This has been a life saver for me! I attach this Substitute Report (one for each class) to my lesson plans. It easily allows subs to provide feedback (via a checklist) on class behavior, if they followed my lesson plan, how the students behaved, noise level, areas of difficulty, outstanding students, challenging students, and general comments. I receive the best feedback from my subs now. by pat.dobbs.58
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pat.dobbs.58 FREE! This has been a life saver for me! I attach this Substitute Report (one for each class) to my lesson plans. It easily allows subs to provide feedback (via a checklist) on class behavior, if they followed my lesson plan, how the students behaved, noise level, areas of difficulty, outstanding students, challenging students, and general comments. I receive the best feedback from my subs now.
ScHOOL NURSE
This is a great website to find REALLY new products. If I had found this in time I would have contributed to get one. by christie
christie
christie This is a great website to find REALLY new products. If I had found this in time I would have contributed to get one.
the scientist
Apex Elementary Art...great for kindergarten...."Our Classroom Zoo"...see the website to see the rhyming activity that goes with this. You could actually do this project with other themes or stories...Adorable! by tania
tania
tania Apex Elementary Art...great for kindergarten...."Our Classroom Zoo"...see the website to see the rhyming activity that goes with this. You could actually do this project with other themes or stories...Adorable!
Fashion
Get your students reading more nonfiction with this Fun Fact Friday. Come see how I use fun facts in my classroom, and grab the freebie. Nonfiction reading just got more interesting! by Jinx62
Jinx62
Jinx62 Get your students reading more nonfiction with this Fun Fact Friday. Come see how I use fun facts in my classroom, and grab the freebie. Nonfiction reading just got more interesting!
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A 1981 Catalog of Atari games I found (the one I have is identical to the one from this website) by christie
christie
christie A 1981 Catalog of Atari games I found (the one I have is identical to the one from this website)
the scientist
Savanna needs a purse...she likes to carry mine around. I could either make this, or spend $5 at walmart and get her a little one...we'll by hallie
hallie
hallie Savanna needs a purse...she likes to carry mine around. I could either make this, or spend $5 at walmart and get her a little one...we'll
Things to do
Classroom reward system- If the class shows great behavior, they will get to color in a letter tile of their choice. When every tile is colored in, the students will win that specific award. I just googled "Scrabble Font" and downloaded it for free. :) by carlani
carlani
carlani Classroom reward system- If the class shows great behavior, they will get to color in a letter tile of their choice. When every tile is colored in, the students will win that specific award. I just googled "Scrabble Font" and downloaded it for free. :)
For the Classroom
Classroom reward system- If the class shows great behavior, they will get to color in a letter tile of their choice. When every tile is colored in, the students will win that specific award. I just googled "Scrabble Font" and downloaded it for free. :) by carlani
carlani
carlani Classroom reward system- If the class shows great behavior, they will get to color in a letter tile of their choice. When every tile is colored in, the students will win that specific award. I just googled "Scrabble Font" and downloaded it for free. :)
For the Classroom
This Blueberry Sour Cream Cake is one of the recipes that Shannon and I found in our Grandma’s old collection. It was handwritten by Grandma Tien herself (see below), but neither of us had ever tried or even heard of this cake. I called my mom to ask if it was something she had eaten when growing up with Grandma, but she hadn’t heard of it either. This has never happened to us before. How could this recipe be handwritten (with care), and yet something we’ve never had a bite of? I ended up mak... by marie
marie
marie This Blueberry Sour Cream Cake is one of the recipes that Shannon and I found in our Grandma’s old collection. It was handwritten by Grandma Tien herself (see below), but neither of us had ever tried or even heard of this cake. I called my mom to ask if it was something she had eaten when growing up with Grandma, but she hadn’t heard of it either. This has never happened to us before. How could this recipe be handwritten (with care), and yet something we’ve never had a bite of? I ended up mak...
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I love this beanstalk idea- she had the students respond to Jack and the Beanstalk and had the writing going up the vine, but I am picturing how I can apply it to my butterfly unit! by selina324
selina324
selina324 I love this beanstalk idea- she had the students respond to Jack and the Beanstalk and had the writing going up the vine, but I am picturing how I can apply it to my butterfly unit!
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During my nutcracker unit, my students loved creating their own nutcracker rhythms. Loved that there were two levels of difficulty so I could use for more than one grade. I had them record with the iPad video app and email me saying their rhythms. It allowed me to assess students on rhythm reading. by karin
karin
karin During my nutcracker unit, my students loved creating their own nutcracker rhythms. Loved that there were two levels of difficulty so I could use for more than one grade. I had them record with the iPad video app and email me saying their rhythms. It allowed me to assess students on rhythm reading.
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Use Popular Music to Improve Reading and Inspire Writing. Over the years, I’ve discovered that one way to engage almost every student, even those who are reluctant readers and writers, is through song. This week I’ll share with you some of the ways I use music to inspire, motivate, and teach reading and writing (along with life skills!) in my classroom. by dolores
dolores
dolores Use Popular Music to Improve Reading and Inspire Writing. Over the years, I’ve discovered that one way to engage almost every student, even those who are reluctant readers and writers, is through song. This week I’ll share with you some of the ways I use music to inspire, motivate, and teach reading and writing (along with life skills!) in my classroom.
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Encourage students to go back to the text to search for quotes to support themes found in current reading. Example shows quotes from Lord of the Flies. Helps students collect necessary textual evidence to support claim--a CCSS requirement. by SallyN
SallyN
SallyN Encourage students to go back to the text to search for quotes to support themes found in current reading. Example shows quotes from Lord of the Flies. Helps students collect necessary textual evidence to support claim--a CCSS requirement.
Classroom Walls