Musings from the Middle School: Teaching Writing: the 4-1-1 (video post!)

Teaching Writing: the 4-1-1 (video post!)

**VIDEO** post with lots of helpful tips for teaching writing in the upper grades! Use for passions, interests, talents etc. expansion of bulls eye

The Marshmallow Challenge is a fun activity for middle school math classrooms that engages students in problem solving and collaboration as teams try to build the largest free-standing spaghetti structure.

The Marshmallow Challenge is a fun activity for middle school math classrooms that engages students in problem solving and collaboration as teams try to build the largest free-standing spaghetti structure.

**VIDEO** post about implementing Writer's Workshop in your classroom!! Lots of great tips :)

**VIDEO** post about implementing Writer’s Workshop in your classroom! Lots of great tips 🙂

FREE quick and easy Icebreaker Activity for your first day of school. Great for middle school or upper elementary. Read about it and print! teachingelawithjoy.com

5 Strategies for a SOLID START to Your School Year

FREE quick and easy Icebreaker Activity for your first day of school. Could change sentences to be more appropriate for elementary

"Find Someone Who" is the best ice breaker activity!! Check out this **FREE** version for middle school students :)

"Find Someone Who" is the best ice breaker activity! Check out this **FREE** version for middle school students :). could also use to meet students in another grade (ie buddy readers)

Cup Challenge - groups work together to stack cups in a pyramid using string and a rubber band.

Cup Challenge to get in the spirit of cooperative group work. -- from: In the middle: Life as a middle language arts teacher: A new year a new group!

STEM Engineering Challenges and Ideas for the Elementary and Middle School Classroom | Check Out Photos and Ideas to grow your classroom with STEM

STEM Engineering Challenges and Ideas for the Elementary and Middle School Classroom Check Out Photos and Ideas to grow your classroom with STEM

Middle School Context Clues Worksheet Lesson Activity - Look Around!

Look Around! Meaning in Context

Teach Your Child to Read - Middle School Context Clues Worksheet Lesson Activity - Look Around! Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future.

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How to play Head’s Up Vocabulary!

25 Conversation Starters to Help You Connect with Your Middle Schooler with free printable version.

25 Conversation Starters to Help You Connect with Your Middle Schooler (with free printable

writing prompts 25 Conversation Starters to Help You Connect with Your Middle Schooler with free printable version. Great ideas for middle school writing prompts, or even upper elementary students!

Perfect for back to school: Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school.

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually good. Great if you teach in a speci

Quick and Easy WRITING CENTER using EMOJI's. Engaging and has so many uses! Perfect for third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade, sixth grade elementary classrooms and middle school.

Easy writing center or writer's workshop activity.EMOJI DICE to get students creative juices flowing! Activity that you will come back to over and over. Perfect for third grade fourth grade fifth grade sixth grade

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