Learning Goals and Success Criteria Poster

Using Formative assessment in your classroom is necessary to be able to learn and grow with your students. Formative assessment can be used in a wide variety of ways. Educators use to formative assessment to evaluate student comprehension, learning needs, and academic progress. This can be done during a lesson or an entire unit. Using this poster will help you…

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Readie 500 – Reading Challenge

Read Across America Month is almost here! Need a way to get your students excited about reading each day at school or at night for homework? Check out these Readie 500 racetrack charts to help students get motivated to read a little extra everyday. I use them in my classroom to help get the students excited…

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2017 March Madness Book Bracket

It’s time to start thinking about getting your March Madness Book Bracket started! This year I am doing a fiction vs. non-fiction book challenge with my third graders. I have created a 27 page PDF including a bulletin board title “2017 March Madness Book Bracket”, place holders for Sweet 16, Elite 8, Final 4, 2 championship…

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Book Clubs with Students

I tried something new with my students and it is time to share! It went great! I have been to a lot of trainings on collaborative conversations and decided that I needed to let my third graders have more time to read a really good book and talk to their peers about it. First I…

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Prism Photo Editing App

I stumbled upon an amazing app while I was searching iTunes for another photo editing app. And better yet… this one is FREE. If you are an art teacher or someone who loves classic works of art, you will love this app! Linked below in the picture is the iTunes preview page to download the…

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#TeachersBeLike Hashtags for Instagram Teachers

It’s finally here! I have put together the 2017 list of hashtags to use if you are a teacher that uses Instagram already or maybe someone that wants to start today! Enjoy! If you know of another popular # hashtag on IG, please comment below and I would be happy to add it!   #teachersfollowteachers…

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Individual assignments on Google Classroom!!!

Google classroom now allows you to assign work or announcements to individual students! If you are using Google Classroom currently, this is very exciting news and hopefully it will make your job a little bit easier! This is perfect for individual learning, enrichment, reteaching, small group assignments, and differentiating. I found out they made the update…

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V.I.P. Boxes

Need a FUN way to celebrate your students after a job well done? Try making V.I.P. boxes for the students to use. I got a couple small bins and filled them with ‘fun’ school supplies that the students don’t normally have like smelly markers, small staplers, stickers, colored post-it notes, crazy pens, highlighters, and much…

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Potato Head Class Reward Program

Need a way to celebrate your students good behavior while they are at their specials (P.E., Art, Media, Library, Computer Lab and Music) each day. My school has a point system in place 1-10 for good behavior; I use this, however if you just ask the specials teacher for a behavior report after each special,…

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New Year, New You!

Need a “Back After Break” quick writing activity for your students? Have the students cut out large (black, white and yellow) triangles and then bring in some fun things like feathers, cotton balls, bows, ribbon and horns to decorate their new year hat.            Then take each of their photos to print…

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Turn your Students into ELVES!

Simple project to do the day before Winter Break! Cut some long strips of green paper (4 of each students). Cut out a pair of mittens for each student, a red hat, and come green shoes! Use writing paper as the body; have the students write an original story about their elf. While they are…

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Fraction Peacocks! 

Check out this super cute way to have your students show off the things they learned about fractions! Everything from equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, placing fractions on number lines, and showing sets and a whole fraction!  They also do a great job jazzing up your hallway display. My students decided to make turkeys too! Some…

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Certificate Magic!

If you or your school is looking for a quick and easy way to create personalized certificates, you are in luck! This amazing website does them for you in an instant! You enter your information and then download your personalized certificate as a PDF! The best part is…. you can use it as many times as…

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