Musical chairs writing. Fun idea! When the music stops you pick up writing where the last person left off. Time intervals baed on grade level...

PP said, "musical chairs reading. Play music and when the music stops students stop, sit down and start reading! Lots of fun and something different to develop reading interests." Perhaps you could also put letters of alphabet on chairs &/or sight words.

Higher level thinking - Give the answer and have students come up with questions

What is the Question?

This is an activity that is usually used in math class, but I think it also works really well as a revision tool! Simply write an answer on the board, students then write questions to match the answer.

Life in Fifth Grade: Increasing Students' Thinking! Moving Past "Right There" Questions

Life in Fifth Grade: Increasing Students' Thinking! Moving Past "Right There" Questions- Use questioning to move students thought up the level of blooms.

Great classroom organization ideas

Classroom Reveal and a Freebie! (Picture heavy!!!) 2013-2014

i love everything about this lady's classroom set up! Transportation, jobs, library books, homework club, class library check out.

Owl Always Remember.... Owl end of the year writing craftivity! SO CUTE!! MRS H TAKE A PEEK!!

End of the Year Writing - Owl Craftivity

Owl Foldable End of the Year Craftivity & Writing Project idée de lapbook

Poetry Towers. I've done this as 'story towers'. The kids loved it! - can easily adapt it for older grades.

Poetry Tower–Insect Theme

I've done this as 'story towers'. The kids loved it! Each class could do a poetry tower and display them in the library.

spelling game with connect four

Spelling Game For Kids

Spelling practice with Connect Four Game. Purchase the famous Connect Four and some permeant markers. Add letters to the gold discs or the red discs and you have created spelling practice via Connect Four.

How to make an acrostic book - step by step instructions.  Art and language integration, the student as author and illustrator.

How to make an acrostic book - step by step instructions. Authentic art and language integration. Book/Art ideas for older students too.

Flip Flop Writing Idea...Super pour la fin de l'année!

Flip Flop writing idea, bulletin board to display a summer poem students write on their "flip-flop". Could do with my "short stories" beginning of year :)

good first day activity for next year

All About Me Drawing & Writing - Great Back to School Activity

We could do this with out Frida Kahlo self-portraits--make them "selfies"! Fun, contemporary back-to-school lesson! Have your students draw "selfies" and describe their summer via text message prompts. Makes for a great bulletin board display!

Making inferences anchor chart for FI (or core French)

This is a great explanation of Making inferences! Click the French chart to read the website!

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