Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Hop on Popcorn Labels

If you are having a Read Across America Reading event at your school or house check out some of these great ideas! I used a Dr. Seuss book title to create labels for popcorn bags. Place some popcorn in a baggie and then print, cut out, and staple this to the bag! Enjoy! I have also…

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Book Recommendation

Want your students to recommend a book to their peer after they are done reading it? I made this great, quick and easy to use book recommendation form for the students to fill out and place on another students desk. Enjoy!   Book Recommendations  

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Who will see their Shadow this Year?

This book is a great one to add to your collection! Who Will See Their Shadows This Year? written by Jerry Pallotta and David Biedrzycki is a great book to get your students writing! My class read this book and talked about the different animals and what happened when they saw their own shadow. We…

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Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar ?

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? This is a great book to read with your students and it also helps them to learn their own name and the names of their other classmates. Write out the following lines on sentence strips: “Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?” “________ stole the cookie…

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The Motivating and Engaging Classroom

Think about what the motivating, engaging, and well managed classroom truly looks like. What do you see? How do the students feel? What are you doing? and What are the students doing? I believe that there are elements of effective classroom management. Every teacher knows that students are always seeking attention; wanted or unwanted, and…

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Eric Carle Art Project

This was one of my students favorite art/writing activity all year! We spent time reading a whole bunch of Eric Carle’s books. For a complete list of his books, click here. Then I told them that we would be making our own Eric Carle style animal to write a story about. Materials: Small pieces of carpet,…

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Book Labels (Printable)

Finishing up my First Year of Teaching! This year has been a complete blur, it has gone by so fast and I think it is hitting me that it was all real. I couldn’t be more happy with how it went! I loved every second. My best advise is to label EVERYTHING with you name!…

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