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Biomes Vocabulary Activity

Biomes Interactive VocAPPulary™This creative resource is a simple, yet effective way for students to learn vocabulary on a specific topic! Students will design and illustrate an app for each vocabulary term after defining them. So easy to put together, just cut and paste! (instructions included) Sa...

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Musings from the Middle School: Back to School 2016!!

Back to School 2016!!

Well, we are not officially back to school. Teachers report on Thursday and Friday for in-service and kids arrive on Tuesday... so we still have a few days! But, I have been in my room for the past week working like mad trying to get ready! I'm using a lot of the same stuff I used last year, but did make some new additions. These are all back up from last year: Photo Display Article of the Week (you can read about that here). My "While You Were Out" board (read about that here). Daily Agenda…

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Daily Skills Interactive Adapted Book - USA

This adapted daily skills book is a great way for your students to work on their daily skills in an interactive and engaging manner. With over 60 skills in...

icebreaker

Differentiated Prompts for Engaging Discussions (K-3)

These sheets are simple in design but allow for extended periods of learning through COLLABORATIVE DISCUSSION, either with PARTNERS or TEAMS of students. There are differentiated open-ended pages for:• Beginning Sounds• Rhyming Words• Fiction and Nonfiction Text Analysis• And Team-BuildingThe team-...

setting expectations

Classroom Management Mantra: Do's & Don'ts'

Photo Source: busyteacher.org Attempting to regain control of your classroom after the winter break? We found this poster over at BusyTeacher.org and thought it offered a great reminder of the various things you should do {and not do!}. The reminders are simple, but are designed to help you gain perspective and set about {or continue} managing your classroom in a positive and encouraging way! BusyTeacher.org offers this poster - and lots of other great resources - for FREE over at their…

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LOVE this idea to get to know each other!    Back-to-School: Classroom Friends Game

Back-to-School: Classroom Friends Game

Play the classroom friends game on the first day of school. This getting-to-know-you game is easy and fun.

First Day of Middle School I ask my students this each year...their answers are always honest. Using a sticky note is a great way to help make ideas concrete!

First Day of School

Click here to see my First Day of School 2014 I put up the same locker signs as I have in the past letting the students know I would be providing them breakfast for the first day (I informed them and their parents of this on Back To School Night). This group grazed on the donuts and muffins throughout our two hour orientation period. Adorable napkins from Target dollar spot Just to give you a little background on how we run our first day in 7th grade, we follow our bell schedule, but keep…

Conversation sticks: made out of Popsicle sticks. Putting them in a jar for the kids to take them out of and use

Communication Coaching

Communication is the most sought after skill by employers. It's pivotal to all relationships. But it's a skill most people need help with. Coaching tips and strategies help you bui

31 Incredible Bulletin Boards For Back To School

31 Incredible Bulletin Boards For Back To School

Looking to refresh your classroom for back to school? Take your pick from 31 flavors of bulletin board.

LOVE this idea to get to know each other!    Back-to-School: Classroom Friends Game

Back-to-School: Classroom Friends Game

Play the classroom friends game on the first day of school. This getting-to-know-you game is easy and fun.

attention grabbers

What to do when a student isn't paying attention.

Pay attention, please…

Sometimes it is the students who are bored and sometimes it is the instructor who is boring. Engaged students pay attention. This work by Mia MacMeekin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribut…

I love using fun sayings and jingles with my students to get their attention.  It keeps me from sounding...

My Favorite Attention Grabbers {Free Poster} (Mrs. Heeren's Happenings)

I love using fun sayings and jingles with my students to get their attention. It keeps me from sounding "naggy" and the kids love it! Best of all, it works like a charm! It seems to work even bett

6 Fun and Simple Hallway Transitions - KindergartenWorks

11 Fun and Simple Hallway Transitions for Kindergarten

Fun and simple ideas for classroom management are often found from the best resource available to teachers: other teachers! I've asked my Facebook readers to share their hallway transitions to help make your classroom management even easier. Here are their top hallway transition procedures and classroom management ideas. You're gonna love these ideas. I'm sure these have been passed on from teacher-to-teacher and from friend-to-friend, but you might find something new to try! Hallway…

Attention Grabbers.  To get the class' attention, The teacher says a certain phrase and students have a response to say back.  Ex: teacher: "Hocus Pocus"  Then students say: "Everybody focus"  Or, T says: "Chicka Chicka" then students say "boom, boom".

First Day Fun!

Okay, so today was not actually the first day of school. It was last week, when my blog was still in creation mode. However, I did write this post on that day, when all those crazy awesome first-day thoughts were still fresh in my mind. Here goes… Year 3, Day 1 of first grade today, and I was the usual mess of first-day emotions this morning: excited, anxious, nervous, and really, really sleepy. Thank goodness for my vanilla coffee with sweet cream creamer. J (Yes, I have a serious sweet…

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Got 5 Minutes? Review Vocabulary and Content, Reflect

Free teacher resources for effective instruction

20 Three-Minute Brain Breaks | Minds in Bloom

20 Three-Minute Brain Breaks

This amazing guest post about why kids need to move from pediatric occupational therapist Loren Shlaes was so popular that I decided to follow it up with a list of Brain Breaks you can use with your students. These are great to use anytime your students are feeling restless and are struggling to pay attention. Most of these will only take a few minutes, and then you

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Classroom Management Mantra: Do's & Don'ts'

Photo Source: busyteacher.org Attempting to regain control of your classroom after the winter break? We found this poster over at BusyTeacher.org and thought it offered a great reminder of the various things you should do {and not do!}. The reminders are simple, but are designed to help you gain perspective and set about {or continue} managing your classroom in a positive and encouraging way! BusyTeacher.org offers this poster - and lots of other great resources - for FREE over at their…

Got 5 Minutes? Review Vocabulary and Content, Reflect

Free teacher resources for effective instruction

Differentiated Prompts for Engaging Discussions (K-3)

These sheets are simple in design but allow for extended periods of learning through COLLABORATIVE DISCUSSION, either with PARTNERS or TEAMS of students. There are differentiated open-ended pages for:• Beginning Sounds• Rhyming Words• Fiction and Nonfiction Text Analysis• And Team-BuildingThe team-...

LOVE this idea to get to know each other!    Back-to-School: Classroom Friends Game

Back-to-School: Classroom Friends Game

Play the classroom friends game on the first day of school. This getting-to-know-you game is easy and fun.

First Day of Middle School I ask my students this each year...their answers are always honest. Using a sticky note is a great way to help make ideas concrete!

First Day of School

Click here to see my First Day of School 2014 I put up the same locker signs as I have in the past letting the students know I would be providing them breakfast for the first day (I informed them and their parents of this on Back To School Night). This group grazed on the donuts and muffins throughout our two hour orientation period. Adorable napkins from Target dollar spot Just to give you a little background on how we run our first day in 7th grade, we follow our bell schedule, but keep…

Biomes Vocabulary Activity

Biomes Interactive VocAPPulary™This creative resource is a simple, yet effective way for students to learn vocabulary on a specific topic! Students will design and illustrate an app for each vocabulary term after defining them. So easy to put together, just cut and paste! (instructions included) Sa...

Musings from the Middle School: Back to School 2016!!

Back to School 2016!!

Well, we are not officially back to school. Teachers report on Thursday and Friday for in-service and kids arrive on Tuesday... so we still have a few days! But, I have been in my room for the past week working like mad trying to get ready! I'm using a lot of the same stuff I used last year, but did make some new additions. These are all back up from last year: Photo Display Article of the Week (you can read about that here). My "While You Were Out" board (read about that here). Daily Agenda…

Daily Skills Interactive Adapted Book - USA

This adapted daily skills book is a great way for your students to work on their daily skills in an interactive and engaging manner. With over 60 skills in...

Solar System 5th grade Anchor Chart

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Solar System 5th grade Anchor Chart

Rotate vs revolve , rotation vs. Revolution, science class chart poster

Rotate vs revolve , rotation vs. Revolution, science class chart poster

Color the continents

Color the continents

FREE "Less Mess" Explore the World: Research a Country or City

FREE "Less Mess" Explore the World: Research a Country or City

These pages can be used as interactive notebook pages or simply as stand-alone, ready to use student activity pages to make research of a country or city a bit more fun! My "Less Mess" Interactive Notebook Activities allow for two simple steps: cut around the border and glue it in. That's it! They ...

FREE geography matching activity with the 7 continents of the world. Perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten to introduce the continents.

7 Continents of the World: Matching Activity

FREE geography matching activity with the 7 continents of the world. Perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten to introduce the continents.

FREE Printable Geography Continent Fact Files | Homeschool Giveaways

FREE Printable Geography Continent Fact Files - Homeschool Giveaways

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Make your student’s geography study something special with these free, printable Continent Fact Files! There are several different pages for each continent – a blank continent page, a blank continent page with countries or territories outline, and a blank continent page with countries or territories labeled. Each page is color labeled withRead More

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