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Come Together Kids: Kindle Fire Book Cover

Tutorial …homemade Kindle cover from fabric, hot glue, and an old hardcover book. Tutorial …homemade Kindle cover from fabric, hot glue, and an old hardcover book.

Animal Tracks ABC Flash cards.  via Etsy.

Animal Tracks ABC Flash cards/ Many animals live around our school. Perhaps we could identify their tracks. I have seen skunk, opossum, raccoon, deer, rabbit and armadillo.

Tree with balloons for leaves

Balloon Tree {This is so creative. would be nice in a classroom library or by a science investigation area. I wonder how long the balloons would last. Don't like the creepy dolls lol

Momma's Fun World: Recycled crafts for Earth Day

Campfire Activities Every indoor camping adventure requires a fire, right? I mean you need to sing songs, roast marshmallows (huh?), chat under the stars (how? Get full directions on doing all three of these things here. Ah, I cannot wait for the outd

This Sentence Has Five Words

One of my favorite writing examples. Every writer has their own tone. Read aloud to hear your rhythm. //This Sentence Has Five Words: A Lesson from Gary Provost on Varying Sentence Length//Writing tips//Advice//Editing//Style//

The kids add a sticker every time they get a 100% on their spelling tests. As you can see from the sticker chart, we went from less that 50% of the kids achieving a 100% to almost 100% once we started keeping track of the data! The other charts consist of Excel graphs made up of various pieces of classroom data. The post-it notes on the graphs are the students "thinking" in regards to the data. This wall became a great motivational tool for my fifth graders!

Classroom data wall "The kids add a sticker every time they get a on their spelling tests. The other charts consist of Excel graphs made up of various pieces of classroom data. This wall became a great motivational tool for my fifth graders!

create an I Spy game in one of our library display cases. collect all the old summer reading prizes, board games, stencils, and other old programming materials, plus some junk from basements to fill the case. Write a poem with some clues, bookmark kids can use to check them off when they find them and you're done.

create an I Spy game in one of our library display cases. We could do this with items kids have left behind.

Cereal box t.v. Great for book reports or new creative writing projects.

I completely forgot about these-- Cereal box t. Great for book reports or new creative writing projects. I used to do these back in elementary school and we would have to make a report using cereal boxes or a box.

Friday Journals—kids write a note on Friday to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back to their child, and the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover. Love it—a great way to practice letter writing, and to get parents involved. Helps the children ingrain what has been taught into their memory too.

Friday Journals--kids write a note to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back, and the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover.

Write On, Fourth Grade!  Love her ideas!  Great bulletin board for hooking your readers!

"Hook Your Reader" Anchor Chart from "Write On, Fourth Grade!" - LOVE the Captain Hook visual!

Great ideas for Scaffolding Beginning Writers during the first week months of school. I LOVE this FREE writing rubric, too!

Scaffolding Beginning Writers

We are 14 days into school (woohoo) and I wanted to share some of the ways I’m supporting my very-beginning writers. One of the best parts of grade is seeing the amazing growth students make in 9 short months. They enter writing single sentences (some

Teach your students how to properly embed quotations in their writing. CCSS Aligned. Includes ESL Differentiation. Writing. Grades 7-12. Teaching writing. Secondary English. High school. Middle school.

Embedding Quotations: A Common Core Lesson About Writing with Quotes

What a great idea for conferences~! This teacher makes a board of some handouts perfect for practicing at home, because so many times the parents want to help but aren't sure how (or don't have the materials). Brilliant!

Parent/Teacher Collaboration - A great idea for conferences or meet-the-teacher nights. The teacher makes a board of some handouts perfect for practicing at home or other resources that the parents can take home and peruse on their own time.

Using the words SUCH and SO in English. #learnenglish #ielts http://www.uniquelanguages.com

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Commonly misused words infographic - this kind of goes along with the "I'm silently correcting your grammar" pin.

Vocabulary~ Daily 5 Word word center.

Vocabulary Graphic Organizer

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