classroomchaos:

A Love For Teaching: Adventures in Second Grade blogged an activity called Math Facts Race! It’s a great, engaging math activity that can be changed to accommodate lower to higher math learners. AND, you can fit it to engage middle and high school students.
I especially LOVE the use of bottle caps! So this Summer, go ahead and drink those bottles of water (though I recommend the use of a reusable, BPA-free water bottles during the majority of your summer) and recycle those bottle caps.

classroomchaos:

A Love For Teaching: Adventures in Second Grade blogged an activity called Math Facts Race! It’s a great, engaging math activity that can be changed to accommodate lower to higher math learners. AND, you can fit it to engage middle and high school students.

I especially LOVE the use of bottle caps! So this Summer, go ahead and drink those bottles of water (though I recommend the use of a reusable, BPA-free water bottles during the majority of your summer) and recycle those bottle caps.

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classroomcollective:

App-Remind101 helps teacher communicate with parents via text message where no phone numbers are shared and there is a scheduling feature.

classroomcollective:

App-Remind101 helps teacher communicate with parents via text message where no phone numbers are shared and there is a scheduling feature.

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classroomcollective:

Great way to motivate students to read or read 10 books by the end of the year.

classroomcollective:

Great way to motivate students to read or read 10 books by the end of the year.

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ohmuffins:

ursoteachable:

The best thing I ever did. No staples needed… So easy to share work and read published pieces. It takes just seconds to swap out writing … 

NO STAPLES? Why have I not thought of this.

ohmuffins:

ursoteachable:

The best thing I ever did. No staples needed… So easy to share work and read published pieces. It takes just seconds to swap out writing … 

NO STAPLES? Why have I not thought of this.

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seekelslearn:

I visited a 4th grade classroom where each student had one of these — a t-shirt that was stuffed, sewed, and used as a reading pillow.
The teacher told me that the students bring in an old shirt at the beginning of the year, and parent volunteers help each student stuff their own shirt pillow before sewing it closed. 
The teacher also told me that the students take the pillows home every two weeks so that the parents can wash them.
Given, this is a school with an incredible amount of parent involvement, but I LOVE the idea!

I love it too!

LOVE this idea!

positivelypersistentteach:

seekelslearn:

I visited a 4th grade classroom where each student had one of these — a t-shirt that was stuffed, sewed, and used as a reading pillow.

The teacher told me that the students bring in an old shirt at the beginning of the year, and parent volunteers help each student stuff their own shirt pillow before sewing it closed. 

The teacher also told me that the students take the pillows home every two weeks so that the parents can wash them.

Given, this is a school with an incredible amount of parent involvement, but I LOVE the idea!

I love it too!

LOVE this idea!

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aussieteacher:

wincherella:

ursoteachable:

I love rich print posters…I am always changing them, this is an oldie but a goodie, just a classic favorite of mine. It can be used for many grades. When we do our independent reading we always grab a post-it. :-) 

This is an awesome idea.  I can’t wait to put one in my classroom.

Love it!

aussieteacher:

wincherella:

ursoteachable:

I love rich print posters…I am always changing them, this is an oldie but a goodie, just a classic favorite of mine. It can be used for many grades. When we do our independent reading we always grab a post-it. :-) 

This is an awesome idea.  I can’t wait to put one in my classroom.

Love it!

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Typing + Literacy!

techedblog:

Have a student who needs help typing and/or spelling words? Check out these awesome typing activities for students of all ages!

Typing Activities

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exploringthroughplay:

This week we looked at The Enormous Turnip and have been looking closely at root vegetables. Yesterday we put out paint in trays with root vegetables and left the children to it :-) I loved the variations in the children’s pictures and processes. Some children arranged the veg in patterns, others covered the paper entirely and two children ignored the veg and went straight in with their hands :-D good fun was had by all!!

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toseealambatschool:

“Brain Break” sticks! Each popsicle stick has an activity on it {like  spin 3x, jump rope, macarena, seat swap, etc…}.  When I see that the  kids are starting to fade away, I stop and say “man, our brains need to  take a break…lets do a brain break.   The kids absolutely go  NUTS for these fun little activities.  None last longer than a minute  and it’s a great way to get them focused!”  

I love this and just as soon as I have the time I am going to make my own for my classroom!

positivelypersistentteach:

toseealambatschool:

“Brain Break” sticks! Each popsicle stick has an activity on it {like spin 3x, jump rope, macarena, seat swap, etc…}. When I see that the kids are starting to fade away, I stop and say “man, our brains need to take a break…lets do a brain break.  The kids absolutely go NUTS for these fun little activities.  None last longer than a minute and it’s a great way to get them focused!”  

I love this and just as soon as I have the time I am going to make my own for my classroom!

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