Love this, I have way too many magazines and this is a great way to use them.  Recycle magazine pages. You can play with the number of by delia
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delia Love this, I have way too many magazines and this is a great way to use them. Recycle magazine pages. You can play with the number of
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A way to use up magazines. Recycle magazine pages. by delia
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delia A way to use up magazines. Recycle magazine pages.
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This is a great activity to keep stocked in your literacy centers! It’s low prep and students LOVE it! I love it too for the additional fine motor practice it allows! The words are the 40 Pre-Primer words)  To get started: *Print and copy the pages you’d like to use *Place them in a bin with scissors, a glue sticks, and several child friendly magazines, catalogs, or advertisements for students to search for their words! *Let your students have by simone
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simone This is a great activity to keep stocked in your literacy centers! It’s low prep and students LOVE it! I love it too for the additional fine motor practice it allows! The words are the 40 Pre-Primer words) To get started: *Print and copy the pages you’d like to use *Place them in a bin with scissors, a glue sticks, and several child friendly magazines, catalogs, or advertisements for students to search for their words! *Let your students have
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This is a great activity to keep stocked in your literacy centers! It’s low prep and students LOVE it! I love it too for the additional fine motor practice it allows! The words are the first 25 High-Frequency Words by Fountas and Pinnell) To get started: *Print and copy the pages you’d like to use *Place them in a bin with scissors, a glue sticks, and several child friendly magazines, catalogs, or advertisements for students to search for their by Luckeya
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Luckeya This is a great activity to keep stocked in your literacy centers! It’s low prep and students LOVE it! I love it too for the additional fine motor practice it allows! The words are the first 25 High-Frequency Words by Fountas and Pinnell) To get started: *Print and copy the pages you’d like to use *Place them in a bin with scissors, a glue sticks, and several child friendly magazines, catalogs, or advertisements for students to search for their
I’m a big fan of one-on-one conferencing with students as a way to connect with them and check for understanding. I use this “deli-style” format with students as a fun way to let them know it is their turn to conference with me. Each student is given a ticket (from 1 to how ever many students you have in class) at the beginning of class and meets me at the designated conference area in the room when they hear the “DING!” and their number appears on the projector screen. Kids love it! by shannon
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shannon I’m a big fan of one-on-one conferencing with students as a way to connect with them and check for understanding. I use this “deli-style” format with students as a fun way to let them know it is their turn to conference with me. Each student is given a ticket (from 1 to how ever many students you have in class) at the beginning of class and meets me at the designated conference area in the room when they hear the “DING!” and their number appears on the projector screen. Kids love it!
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I have far too many classes to do this with and my kids wouldnt appreciate it from a student teacher, at least not in class time. But, for those of you with the same class throughout the year and with younger kids, this is a great idea to show them that you appreciate each and every one of them. by lemai13
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lemai13 I have far too many classes to do this with and my kids wouldnt appreciate it from a student teacher, at least not in class time. But, for those of you with the same class throughout the year and with younger kids, this is a great idea to show them that you appreciate each and every one of them.
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It turns out you don’t have to buy a dozen Scrabble games to do this project; You can buy a pack of 100 tiles for less than $5 on Amazon. This opens up so many possibilities! I love the way these Scrabble Tile coasters turned out, and you can customize them with different words. Maybe even use blank tiles (or the back) to make spaces in between words to write a message. by meraaitjie
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meraaitjie It turns out you don’t have to buy a dozen Scrabble games to do this project; You can buy a pack of 100 tiles for less than $5 on Amazon. This opens up so many possibilities! I love the way these Scrabble Tile coasters turned out, and you can customize them with different words. Maybe even use blank tiles (or the back) to make spaces in between words to write a message.
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I love maps lately. And this is a great way to use them by Annika.L
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Annika.L I love maps lately. And this is a great way to use them
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Wow! Totally brilliant. I love pussywillows. Always have for as far back as I can remember. This idea is a great way for me to use them by esraaa
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esraaa Wow! Totally brilliant. I love pussywillows. Always have for as far back as I can remember. This idea is a great way for me to use them
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Math bulletin board-by  now your students should learn the number of ways you can say a problem or ask for a solution - this is a fun way to do that. First have them choose or you choose one of the four operations, then have them show you which of the quadrants applies to that operation and have them select one of the words within the quadrant and use it properly in a problem. by MJ Bokuniewicz
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MJ Bokuniewicz Math bulletin board-by now your students should learn the number of ways you can say a problem or ask for a solution - this is a fun way to do that. First have them choose or you choose one of the four operations, then have them show you which of the quadrants applies to that operation and have them select one of the words within the quadrant and use it properly in a problem.
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LOVE this! A great way to chase away the wiggles! {Third graders LOVE this. I use it for when we have been sitting a little too long and by delia
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delia LOVE this! A great way to chase away the wiggles! {Third graders LOVE this. I use it for when we have been sitting a little too long and
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Shutterfly.com is seriously one of the coolest places!!! You can make a photo book for anyone (I have made boyfriends, friend's graduations, and my sisters use these to keep up with kids growing up) They are not too expensive and a great way to keep all of your photos organized or make a memorable gift for somebody!!! by cristina
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cristina Shutterfly.com is seriously one of the coolest places!!! You can make a photo book for anyone (I have made boyfriends, friend's graduations, and my sisters use these to keep up with kids growing up) They are not too expensive and a great way to keep all of your photos organized or make a memorable gift for somebody!!!
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Have your students decorate their names with things they enjoy. They can color them in, use magazines to decorate, etc. You could have a theme for each letter of the name...First letter is favorite color, second letter is favorite food, etc. if you wish! Great get to know the students activity! by lee
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lee Have your students decorate their names with things they enjoy. They can color them in, use magazines to decorate, etc. You could have a theme for each letter of the name...First letter is favorite color, second letter is favorite food, etc. if you wish! Great get to know the students activity!
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One thing's for sure, if you can master the perfect roast potatoes, you're well on your way to the perfect Christmas dinner. This year, with a few extra tricks, I've managed to get them spot on. I've discovered that the humble potato masher is the secret to the perfect roastie, and you lot out there will be able to make these at home no problem. I've done a lot of potatoes, as it's always better to have too many so you've got some leftover. I don't expect you to have different flavoured ... by Caroline C. ❦
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Caroline C. ❦ One thing's for sure, if you can master the perfect roast potatoes, you're well on your way to the perfect Christmas dinner. This year, with a few extra tricks, I've managed to get them spot on. I've discovered that the humble potato masher is the secret to the perfect roastie, and you lot out there will be able to make these at home no problem. I've done a lot of potatoes, as it's always better to have too many so you've got some leftover. I don't expect you to have different flavoured ...
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Looking for a fun way to have your students practice whole number computation?  Want a resource that can be used over and over?  How about a way to differentiate?  This set of “Toss and Solve” differentiated task cards takes students from 2 digit to 4 digit addition and subtraction—at many levels! Whether you use this to review, a way for partners to practice together, or a center for a math workshop—this is a way to mix practice with a little by kelley
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kelley Looking for a fun way to have your students practice whole number computation? Want a resource that can be used over and over? How about a way to differentiate? This set of “Toss and Solve” differentiated task cards takes students from 2 digit to 4 digit addition and subtraction—at many levels! Whether you use this to review, a way for partners to practice together, or a center for a math workshop—this is a way to mix practice with a little
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Crochet in Color: Lots of Free patterns, and I agree, I always go with the smallest hook when make baskets, bins, etc. as they aren't as useful if you have to shape them, imagine putting lots of magazines or something in them and the sides keep falling down, the only time I use a bigger hook is if slouchy is what the design calls for any way. by brianna
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brianna Crochet in Color: Lots of Free patterns, and I agree, I always go with the smallest hook when make baskets, bins, etc. as they aren't as useful if you have to shape them, imagine putting lots of magazines or something in them and the sides keep falling down, the only time I use a bigger hook is if slouchy is what the design calls for any way.
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Great Idea! How many of you are like me and LOVE YOUR TANK TOPS? I got to the point where I had so many hanging was a issue and so was putting them in the dresser....SO.... this is a solution. Plastic shower curtain rings to turn your one hanger in to a mutli tank holder!!! up to 30 on this type of hanger! You can also do this with your scarves!!! c/o Heather Chilvers by twila
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twila Great Idea! How many of you are like me and LOVE YOUR TANK TOPS? I got to the point where I had so many hanging was a issue and so was putting them in the dresser....SO.... this is a solution. Plastic shower curtain rings to turn your one hanger in to a mutli tank holder!!! up to 30 on this type of hanger! You can also do this with your scarves!!! c/o Heather Chilvers
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This is one of the most unique way and cute ways I have seen to display table numbers. The couple paired images of themselves from each age and matched them to the table number. Not only is this a cute idea but it is also a great DIY project that can be done on the computer! by aimee
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aimee This is one of the most unique way and cute ways I have seen to display table numbers. The couple paired images of themselves from each age and matched them to the table number. Not only is this a cute idea but it is also a great DIY project that can be done on the computer!
Reception ideas
Theme Task Cards by The Teacher Next Door have short stories with common themes  I just love task cards and think they are such a versatile tool for the classroom. You can use them in a literacy center, to play "Scoot", in small groups, or even individually. Another option is to use one card at a time with the whole class. $ by TEAHCER CNB
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TEAHCER CNB Theme Task Cards by The Teacher Next Door have short stories with common themes I just love task cards and think they are such a versatile tool for the classroom. You can use them in a literacy center, to play "Scoot", in small groups, or even individually. Another option is to use one card at a time with the whole class. $
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Essential oils have so many uses - from cleaning to diffusing, you can use them everyday. Here's a list of great ways to use essential oils in the kitchen. by milagros
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milagros Essential oils have so many uses - from cleaning to diffusing, you can use them everyday. Here's a list of great ways to use essential oils in the kitchen.
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I love the strong lines, angles and symbol of freedom. If I use a bird image I identify with sparrows and robins, or geese, NOT swallows. I feel like the swallow image is a bit too popular for me to like it on me. But I have to say I can see the appeal of it because of the great shape and lines. by rebecca2
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rebecca2 I love the strong lines, angles and symbol of freedom. If I use a bird image I identify with sparrows and robins, or geese, NOT swallows. I feel like the swallow image is a bit too popular for me to like it on me. But I have to say I can see the appeal of it because of the great shape and lines.
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This idea is great. I like the way they use just a round hanger. You can place them anywhere this way especially if you have the battery operated ones. Cool by monika.zajac.5070
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monika.zajac.5070 This idea is great. I like the way they use just a round hanger. You can place them anywhere this way especially if you have the battery operated ones. Cool
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Easy Cinnamon Rolls - I love this recipe, I have done this with my son. The best way to cut them once its rolled is to use some thread and cross it over to break so you dont dent the dough. by Kelly Jelic
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Kelly Jelic Easy Cinnamon Rolls - I love this recipe, I have done this with my son. The best way to cut them once its rolled is to use some thread and cross it over to break so you dont dent the dough.
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Sizzix Tutorial | Bubble and Gelli Print Album by Anna-Karin Evaldsson With gelli printing you can quickly make many pages for a mini-book. All of them will be different but they will still coordinate. Instead of using my embossing folders to make patterns on the gelli plate, I prefer to emboss white paper and use that. It makes clearer prints, requires no clean up and you can use these papers too afterwards. by alisha
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alisha Sizzix Tutorial | Bubble and Gelli Print Album by Anna-Karin Evaldsson With gelli printing you can quickly make many pages for a mini-book. All of them will be different but they will still coordinate. Instead of using my embossing folders to make patterns on the gelli plate, I prefer to emboss white paper and use that. It makes clearer prints, requires no clean up and you can use these papers too afterwards.
Creative Journals and Scrapbooks
Susans Free Comparing Monsters - an Activity for I Need My Monster There are a variety of great language skill building activities that can be done with any book you read in your classroom. On the way to understanding complete story elements and construction students need to be able to describe characters and settings and to compare and contrast two or more of each. I usually begin a discussion of comparing and contrasting by having students use two shirts they can see in the classroom at the time two students; anything they can visually reference and find familiar. We then apply the same skills to comparing the characters in the book. A great book for comparing and contrasting is I Need My Monster by Amanda NollandHoward McWilliam I created this comparison chart for a student of mine. I hope you find it helpful too. Just drag it to your desktop and print. Have fun and Keep on Talking! Find me at Kidz Learn Language by graciela
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graciela Susans Free Comparing Monsters - an Activity for I Need My Monster There are a variety of great language skill building activities that can be done with any book you read in your classroom. On the way to understanding complete story elements and construction students need to be able to describe characters and settings and to compare and contrast two or more of each. I usually begin a discussion of comparing and contrasting by having students use two shirts they can see in the classroom at the time two students; anything they can visually reference and find familiar. We then apply the same skills to comparing the characters in the book. A great book for comparing and contrasting is I Need My Monster by Amanda NollandHoward McWilliam I created this comparison chart for a student of mine. I hope you find it helpful too. Just drag it to your desktop and print. Have fun and Keep on Talking! Find me at Kidz Learn Language
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"Grace Sticks" - each stick has a special deed to do; such as "Do a chore without being asked"  "Make a picture for a loved one.".  I use these in my faith formation class but I can see using them in the home too.  There are many lists online of good deeds for children.  This is a fun way to implement them.  The students take a "Grace Stick" home and fulfills the deed and returns it the next class meeting. by kitty
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kitty "Grace Sticks" - each stick has a special deed to do; such as "Do a chore without being asked" "Make a picture for a loved one.". I use these in my faith formation class but I can see using them in the home too. There are many lists online of good deeds for children. This is a fun way to implement them. The students take a "Grace Stick" home and fulfills the deed and returns it the next class meeting.
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This little card holder is made out of an empty ice cream container and covered with scrapbook paper. It's a cool way to recycle and reuse stuff you may have around the house AND create a great Valentine! by marcia
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marcia This little card holder is made out of an empty ice cream container and covered with scrapbook paper. It's a cool way to recycle and reuse stuff you may have around the house AND create a great Valentine!
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Mum-ball is a fun game to play in your classroom when the weather doesn’t cooperate and you need to stay inside. I have played this game for many years with my students and they will tell you it’s one of their all time favorite games! The only thing you need to play mum-ball is a large backyard or beach ball. The balls I use to play this game cost only a few dollars and can be found in any big-box department store. by reva
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reva Mum-ball is a fun game to play in your classroom when the weather doesn’t cooperate and you need to stay inside. I have played this game for many years with my students and they will tell you it’s one of their all time favorite games! The only thing you need to play mum-ball is a large backyard or beach ball. The balls I use to play this game cost only a few dollars and can be found in any big-box department store.
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Summer Mason Jars--I love the look of painted mason jars, and you can do so many different things with them. Because summer is the season for picnics and cookouts, I thought it would be fun to paint mason jars in a summer theme and use them to hold utensils. by rosanna
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rosanna Summer Mason Jars--I love the look of painted mason jars, and you can do so many different things with them. Because summer is the season for picnics and cookouts, I thought it would be fun to paint mason jars in a summer theme and use them to hold utensils.
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love you to pieces card - (a great way to recycle puzzles that are missing some of the pieces- just cover them with your favorite cardstock) by josie
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josie love you to pieces card - (a great way to recycle puzzles that are missing some of the pieces- just cover them with your favorite cardstock)
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One of my favorite things is to find items we already have at home and re-use them for a whole new purpose. I love saving cereal boxes because they are so versatile. With little enhancements you can use them throughout your home.  Here is a tutorial on how to make …I ❤ this, Must Share!: by Janer65
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Janer65 One of my favorite things is to find items we already have at home and re-use them for a whole new purpose. I love saving cereal boxes because they are so versatile. With little enhancements you can use them throughout your home.  Here is a tutorial on how to make …I ❤ this, Must Share!:
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