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Today I'm sharing one of my favourite tasks for building community in the classroom. Students are able to share an important aspect of ...

Story of my Name Writing

Today I'm sharing one of my favourite tasks for building community in the classroom. Students are able to share an important aspect of themselves (the story of their name) with the class and with me, their teacher. Through this task we are also working on important skills, like reading comprehension, writing, and reflection. Day 1 To begin, I asked my students to write any name they wish they had on a sticky note. They then placed it in a mason jar. I read my class the story "The Name Jar"…

Free parent communication log to keep up with contacts with parents. Perfect for documentation. #parentcommunication #teacherkarma #communicationlog #behavior #kindergarten #1stgrade #2ndgrade #3rdgrade #4thgrade #5thgrade

Parent Communication Logs: FREE Classroom Management Forms — Teacher KARMA

Learn how to use these FREE Parent Communication Logs to document student behavior and academic progress in your classroom. Yay classroom management!

3 - Respond to Text Printables

An Upper Elementary Collaborative blog written by 13 teachers. Includes teaching ideas and resources for grades 3, 4, and 5.

Use these tips, tricks, strategies, and resources to help develop a plan when students refuse to work. Avoid getting in a power struggle, keep the student in the room, and get back to teaching (what teachers do best) with these strategies and ideas. Includes free printables and strategies teachers can use right away to help with behavioral problems and motivation challenges. A must read for middle and high school educators. #pathway2success

What to do when a student refuses to work

Use these tips, tricks, strategies, and resources to help develop a plan when students refuse to work. Avoid getting in a power struggle, keep the student in the room, and get back to teaching (what teachers do best) with these strategies and ideas. Includes free printables and strategies teachers can use right away to help with behavioral problems and motivation challenges. A must read for middle and high school educators. #pathway2success

How to Play Sparkle in the Classroom (Light Bulbs and Laughter) -

NOISE system to control noise levels in your classroom - m

NOISE system to control noise levels in your classroom - m

I have been able to witness a whole bunch of AWESOMENESS in some Orlando schools! Here are some great classroom themes that I've seen! J...

Classroom Themes

I have been able to witness a whole bunch of AWESOMENESS in some Orlando schools! Here are some great classroom themes that I've seen! Jungle These were taken at Waterford Elementary. These were taken at John Young Elementary. Here are some Jungle-ish classroom libraries... Jungle behavior charts... Superhero Owl

Free Hidden Picture Activities - Mrs. Thompson's Treasures

Mrs. Thompson’s Treasures is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program. This post may contain affiliate links. Do you remember those Highlights magazine hidden picture pages like these? I remember always having fun with those in the waiting room at the doctor’s office. I wanted to create something similar, ... Read More about Free Hidden Picture Activities

To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation | Cult of Pedagogy

To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation | Cult of Pedagogy

A digital curation project is a fast way to engage critical thinking in any content area. Here's how it works.

This extremely effective way to teach sight words to kids with dyslexia helped my dyslexic son learn his sight words easily. Bonus? He enjoyed learning them as well!

How to Teach Sight Words to Kids With Dyslexia | Homeschooling with Dyslexia

This extremely effective way to teach sight words to kids with dyslexia helped my dyslexic son learn his sight words easily. Bonus? He enjoyed learning them as well!

Need a fast way to create a differentiated lesson for your students? This handy "cheat sheet" is all you need to create a lesson to meet the needs of your GATE students. Decide on your thinking skill, content, resources, and the product by using this one page guide.

How to Differentiate a Lesson Reference Guide

Need a fast way to create a differentiated lesson for your students? This handy "cheat sheet" is all you need to create a lesson to meet the needs of your GATE students. Decide on your thinking skill, content, resources, and the product by using this one page guide.

Use this plot PowerPoint to teach your students about plot elements. After being introduced to the elements of a plot diagram, students will read a short story and fill out a plot diagram.

Teaching Plot with a Picture Book... with a freebie!

Use this plot PowerPoint to teach your students about plot elements. After being introduced to the elements of a plot diagram, students will read a short story and fill out a plot diagram.

Superhero Classroom Theme Ideas From WeAreTeachers

Pow! 25 Superhero Classroom Theme Ideas

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a super classroom!

Teaching writing? Read about a memorable and meaningful kinesthetic activity that will help your students understand the stages of the writing process on a deeper level. Works great in middle and high school English / ELA classes. #writing process #ELAles

A Memorable Kinesthetic Writing Lesson for Older Students — TeachWriting.org

Teaching the writing process? Try involving students kinesthetically. Play Doh can work for big kids, too! My high school students absolutely love this writing analogy that walks them through each stage of the writing process as if they were sculptors crafting a masterpiece. Differentiate your instruction with this best-practice, active learning lesson.

Classroomscreen.com: A Web Tool Teachers and Students will LOVE

Classroomscreen.com: A Web Tool Teachers and Students will LOVE. Easy way to turn your browser into an interactive board. Digital stoplight, timer, calendar, random name picker, drawing tools, work symbols, text area, QR generator and more are all tools included in this free web tool.