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Students have to write in a log every time they do not turn in their homework on time and explain themselves. This helps teachers keep track of how many times the same student does not do his/her homework, makes students think about why they did not do their homework, and establishes accountability.

Students have to write in a log every time they do not turn in their homework on time and explain themselves. This helps teachers keep track of how many times the same student does not do his/her homework, makes students think about why they did not do their homework, and establishes accountability.

FUN! Twitter door- have a laminated strip for every student and they get time to update status about something they learned, liked or happened during school that day!

FUN! Twitter door- have a laminated strip for every student and they get time to update status about something they learned, liked or happened during school that day!

Or turn them into a pom-pom tree for a woodland-themed reading area. | 36 Clever DIY Ways To Decorate Your Classroom

Or turn them into a pom-pom tree for a woodland-themed reading area. | 36 Clever DIY Ways To Decorate Your Classroom

Reading Tree...Starts out bare at the beginning of the year, add a leaf for every book you read together as a class! Keep this idea for next year!

Reading Tree...Starts out bare at the beginning of the year, add a leaf for every book you read together as a class! Keep this idea for next year!

Transparency self-portrait over mixed-media collage*****^self esteem and self awareness~~~use concept as with mask activity-what you see on the outside vs. what is hidden on the inside.

Transparency self-portrait over mixed-media collage*****^self esteem and self awareness~~~use concept as with mask activity-what you see on the outside vs. what is hidden on the inside.

Show What You Know: Exit Slip Poster - Each square has a different student's name. They summarize lesson or do problem on sticky note and place on poster.

Show What You Know: Exit Slip Poster - Each square has a different student's name. They summarize lesson or do problem on sticky note and place on poster.

A quick, easy, and inexpensive solution to display (and rotate) children's ever growing collection of art. Give the kids their own super cute gallery wall made from old frames!

A quick, easy, and inexpensive solution to display (and rotate) children's ever growing collection of art. Give the kids their own super cute gallery wall made from old frames!


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Said is dead ... But should not always be shunned. I saw it put this way once: said is an invisible word. The reader skips over it and it streamlines the reading process. Sometimes said can be helpful. And sometimes this chart can be helpful!

Said is dead ... But should not always be shunned. I saw it put this way once: said is an invisible word. The reader skips over it and it streamlines the reading process. Sometimes said can be helpful. And sometimes this chart can be helpful!

100 Ways to Say Great By speaking positive words and focusing on the positive, you're uplifting your spirits. What you focus on, you bring more of to you! #selfcare

100 Ways to Say Great By speaking positive words and focusing on the positive, you're uplifting your spirits. What you focus on, you bring more of to you! #selfcare

Rules for Comma Usage

Rules for Comma Usage

Great chart with comma rules because use is one of the hardest things to grasp. Depending on what level I'm teaching, some of these comma rules may be too advanced.

100 various (and more interesting) ways to convey "Bad". (Vocabulary building, IEW Writing)

100 various (and more interesting) ways to convey "Bad". (Vocabulary building, IEW Writing)

Easy free printable end of year gift bubble tags! All you need to do is add bubbles! Perfect for the end of year student gift!

End of Year Gift Bubble Tags

Easy free printable end of year gift bubble tags! All you need to do is add bubbles! Perfect for the end of year student gift!

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Don’t remember how to use punctuation? Refer to this infographic.  Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/63894888435179263/

Don’t remember how to use punctuation? Refer to this infographic. Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/63894888435179263/