FREE Setting Expectations for Group Work Activity~  This idea is a great first project for group work of any kind.  Students attach strings to a rubber band which is then used to manipulate Solo cups from one configuration to another.  Students soon learn the importance of cooperation.  Love the hands-on aspect and simplicity of the idea! by andrea
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andrea FREE Setting Expectations for Group Work Activity~ This idea is a great first project for group work of any kind. Students attach strings to a rubber band which is then used to manipulate Solo cups from one configuration to another. Students soon learn the importance of cooperation. Love the hands-on aspect and simplicity of the idea!
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Science Gal: Setting Expectations for Group Work and then doing a Team-Building Activity by andrea
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andrea Science Gal: Setting Expectations for Group Work and then doing a Team-Building Activity
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This marble jar is perfect start for the beginning of the school year. Use for goal setting and setting classroom expectations! Students work together to earn marbles. This is great for any grade level! #backtoschool #classroommanagement by kayla
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kayla This marble jar is perfect start for the beginning of the school year. Use for goal setting and setting classroom expectations! Students work together to earn marbles. This is great for any grade level! #backtoschool #classroommanagement
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Group work reminders bulletin board: Give your students a visible reminder of the expectations for group work. by andrea
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andrea Group work reminders bulletin board: Give your students a visible reminder of the expectations for group work.
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Science Gal: Setting Expectations for Group Work and then doing a Team-Building Activity by andrea
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andrea Science Gal: Setting Expectations for Group Work and then doing a Team-Building Activity
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Art Activity for Toddlers: Glue a face onto a painted, plastic plate and then glue feathers around on the outside. Standard: Touch, grasp, reach, and manipulate: The child will coordinate the use of his or her hands, fingers and sight in order to manipulate objects in the environment. by laurie
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laurie Art Activity for Toddlers: Glue a face onto a painted, plastic plate and then glue feathers around on the outside. Standard: Touch, grasp, reach, and manipulate: The child will coordinate the use of his or her hands, fingers and sight in order to manipulate objects in the environment.
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I love the idea of using clipboards to display student work. The students could be responsible for which work they wanted to display every week!  Maybe after the week is over, file work in their portfolios. by iris-flower
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iris-flower I love the idea of using clipboards to display student work. The students could be responsible for which work they wanted to display every week! Maybe after the week is over, file work in their portfolios.
Kids Stuff
Hands on measurement activity requiring students to fly paper airplanes and then measure the distance traveled! Students love it :) by celia
celia
celia Hands on measurement activity requiring students to fly paper airplanes and then measure the distance traveled! Students love it :)
Kid Stuff
Importance of Teamwork/groupwork ice-breaker; use string and a rubber band to move a stack of cups from one desk to another. First day/week activity by malinda
malinda
malinda Importance of Teamwork/groupwork ice-breaker; use string and a rubber band to move a stack of cups from one desk to another. First day/week activity
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This activity provides students with practice in the specific area of varied sentence length. Students will work on creating complete sentences with detail which will help eliminate a series of several short, choppy sentences to express an idea.  20 practice cards are included along with student recording sheets, student directions, examples for students and background information for teachers. by donna.ray72
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donna.ray72 This activity provides students with practice in the specific area of varied sentence length. Students will work on creating complete sentences with detail which will help eliminate a series of several short, choppy sentences to express an idea. 20 practice cards are included along with student recording sheets, student directions, examples for students and background information for teachers.
Fluency
Types of Storms Thinking Links Activity - Thunderstorm, Hurricane, Tornado, and Blizzard - King Virtue's Classroom  Thinking Links are a great activity to use to see what students have learned! How do Thinking Links work? The students have to analyze each block and decide which ones go together. Then, students color-code the related blocks (the key is at the bottom). Last, the students have to explain their Thinking Links and tell how they came up with their answers. by claudia
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claudia Types of Storms Thinking Links Activity - Thunderstorm, Hurricane, Tornado, and Blizzard - King Virtue's Classroom Thinking Links are a great activity to use to see what students have learned! How do Thinking Links work? The students have to analyze each block and decide which ones go together. Then, students color-code the related blocks (the key is at the bottom). Last, the students have to explain their Thinking Links and tell how they came up with their answers.
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I really like the idea of "capturing kids hearts," and the importance of creating positive relationships in order to create a loving environment where students will feel comfortable enough to take risks and engage. This kind of classroom climate can accelerate achievement in students. The author gives simple tips useful for all teachers who want to create a positive relationships with all students. by staci
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staci I really like the idea of "capturing kids hearts," and the importance of creating positive relationships in order to create a loving environment where students will feel comfortable enough to take risks and engage. This kind of classroom climate can accelerate achievement in students. The author gives simple tips useful for all teachers who want to create a positive relationships with all students.
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"Interrupting Chickens" to teach the importance of not interrupting when another person is speaking. by sybil
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sybil "Interrupting Chickens" to teach the importance of not interrupting when another person is speaking.
preschool
The Sounds of Halloween - Listening Lotto is fun to play in a whole group setting. Instead of calling out the picture, your students have to listen to the "sounds of Halloween" in order to know which spot to mark. Great listening practice! by lucinda
lucinda
lucinda The Sounds of Halloween - Listening Lotto is fun to play in a whole group setting. Instead of calling out the picture, your students have to listen to the "sounds of Halloween" in order to know which spot to mark. Great listening practice!
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The importance of setting goals by sweet.dreams
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sweet.dreams The importance of setting goals
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End of the Year Letter to Students - Great Expectations by R0m@r10
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R0m@r10 End of the Year Letter to Students - Great Expectations
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Fishbowl Multiplication Freebie - Common Core Aligned with  3.OA.A.1 - Fishbowl Multiplication is a simple hands-on activity created by Laura Candler for helping students make the transition from addition to multiplication. Students use manipulatives to discover that multiplication facts are just another way of writing addition facts. This free resource includes both student and teacher directions, a game board, and game cards. by sherrie
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sherrie Fishbowl Multiplication Freebie - Common Core Aligned with 3.OA.A.1 - Fishbowl Multiplication is a simple hands-on activity created by Laura Candler for helping students make the transition from addition to multiplication. Students use manipulatives to discover that multiplication facts are just another way of writing addition facts. This free resource includes both student and teacher directions, a game board, and game cards.
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Do you need something to help spice up your phonics instruction each week? This Digital Word Work activity is the perfect way to add a little extra to your week. Simply project the file onto your screen and complete these activities as a whole group or small group. Students will record their answers for some of the activities on the included recording sheet. by bernadette
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bernadette Do you need something to help spice up your phonics instruction each week? This Digital Word Work activity is the perfect way to add a little extra to your week. Simply project the file onto your screen and complete these activities as a whole group or small group. Students will record their answers for some of the activities on the included recording sheet.
Kiddos
Great idea to keep track of Missing Work. Students take their post-it off and attach it to their late work. Picture only by carlani
carlani
carlani Great idea to keep track of Missing Work. Students take their post-it off and attach it to their late work. Picture only
For the Classroom
numbers 1-10.  The idea is to focus on one number and in your small group give everyone a number bracelet for that targeted number. (so you make 4-6 identical bracelets for each number 1-10)  The students can manipulate the beads on the bracelet by paisleyzimmerman
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paisleyzimmerman numbers 1-10. The idea is to focus on one number and in your small group give everyone a number bracelet for that targeted number. (so you make 4-6 identical bracelets for each number 1-10) The students can manipulate the beads on the bracelet
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Teaching area is engaging and authentic with this hands-on applied math activity! Students arrange furniture to find the area and perimeter of their house. by graciela
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graciela Teaching area is engaging and authentic with this hands-on applied math activity! Students arrange furniture to find the area and perimeter of their house.
Spend
Are you looking for an engaging way to review grammar that also involves higher level thinking skills? Then this is the activity for you! Your students will practice all of their grammar and language skills and challenge one another at the same time. It's great for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade students! by bernadette
bernadette
bernadette Are you looking for an engaging way to review grammar that also involves higher level thinking skills? Then this is the activity for you! Your students will practice all of their grammar and language skills and challenge one another at the same time. It's great for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade students!
Kiddos
This is a great hands on activity for students to learn the phases of the moon using an oreo! Cheap and fun! This relates to the science standards for AAAs benchmarks: 4. The physical setting B. The Earth: The moon's orbit around the earth once in about 28 days changes what part of the moon is lighted by the sun and how much of that part can be seen from the earth- the phases of the moon. 4B/M5 by francisca
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francisca This is a great hands on activity for students to learn the phases of the moon using an oreo! Cheap and fun! This relates to the science standards for AAAs benchmarks: 4. The physical setting B. The Earth: The moon's orbit around the earth once in about 28 days changes what part of the moon is lighted by the sun and how much of that part can be seen from the earth- the phases of the moon. 4B/M5
Decorating
Group work expectations by Wildcatfever
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Wildcatfever Group work expectations
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Visual arts: Such a fun hands on activity for students. It also allows them to use their creativity to design something. The Children's Art Group blog - tons of ideas for toddlers/preschoolers art projects by nanette
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nanette Visual arts: Such a fun hands on activity for students. It also allows them to use their creativity to design something. The Children's Art Group blog - tons of ideas for toddlers/preschoolers art projects
Getting
Cooperation Dots- great group game. Kids need to work together to get across the room stepping only on dots. by sabrina
sabrina
sabrina Cooperation Dots- great group game. Kids need to work together to get across the room stepping only on dots.
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lood and Drought Thinking Links Activity - King Virtue's Classroom  Thinking Links are a great activity to use to see what students have learned! How do Thinking Links work? The students have to analyze each block and decide which ones go together. Then, students color-code the related blocks (the key is at the bottom). Last, the students have to explain their Thinking Links and tell how they came up with their answers.  Interactive and engaging! Also, students love to color! :) by claudia
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claudia lood and Drought Thinking Links Activity - King Virtue's Classroom Thinking Links are a great activity to use to see what students have learned! How do Thinking Links work? The students have to analyze each block and decide which ones go together. Then, students color-code the related blocks (the key is at the bottom). Last, the students have to explain their Thinking Links and tell how they came up with their answers. Interactive and engaging! Also, students love to color! :)
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The-Importance-of-Grit-in-Students-Infographic by Ammazed
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Ammazed The-Importance-of-Grit-in-Students-Infographic
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This set of interactive fraction manipulatives for the SMARTBoard contains a variety of circles, rods, squares, and rectangles. They can be customized and ungrouped so students can manipulate the unit fractions. Download my preview file to see how they work! $ by roxanne
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roxanne This set of interactive fraction manipulatives for the SMARTBoard contains a variety of circles, rods, squares, and rectangles. They can be customized and ungrouped so students can manipulate the unit fractions. Download my preview file to see how they work! $
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FREE The students are given the whole group and then they use a fraction to find part of that group. by marta
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marta FREE The students are given the whole group and then they use a fraction to find part of that group.
Kitchen Ideas
STORY STICKS. Yellow = character, Red = conflict, Green = setting, Blue = "Special". Choose one of each and then make up a story based on what you've picked - I like this idea for family time. BUT JUST COLOR THE BOTTOM AND WRITE ON IT SO STUDENTS PICK A STICK TO FORM GROUP STORY WRITERS by teacherjenny
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teacherjenny STORY STICKS. Yellow = character, Red = conflict, Green = setting, Blue = "Special". Choose one of each and then make up a story based on what you've picked - I like this idea for family time. BUT JUST COLOR THE BOTTOM AND WRITE ON IT SO STUDENTS PICK A STICK TO FORM GROUP STORY WRITERS
story writing