Classroom Management, Organization

Classroom Supplies I Couldn’t Live Without

These supplies have saved my day over and over again in my classroom.   Although I’m not in the classroom anymore, I still find myself in the supply section of Target and searching on Amazon. I don’t think it is ever anything I will shake off! How can you resist colorful pens?  I’m sure I can find a way to use them outside the classroom. Take a peek at some of my favorite classroom supplies! ***Click on each picture below…

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Critical Thinking, Organization

How to Organize Your Classroom Library

Are you looking for a classroom library system that works?  It can be so tough to keep everything organized in your classroom, especially the library area. To help give you some relief of this stressful task, I wanted to share what has worked for me in my classroom. The solution is simple and I hope you find it does as well!     1. Purchase labels Any 3/4 inch dot labels will work, but the ones below are my FAVORITE!…

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Monthly/Seasonal, Projects

Back to School- End of Year Time Capsules

If you came to this site, you either purchased the time capsule activity and are looking for directions, or want ideas for your own time capsules.  These are so much fun to do with students of all ages!  Enjoy!     This Time Capsule Activity is great to use at the beginning of the school year!  For homeschoolers with a different schedule, an idea could be to start in January for a full calendar year or from one birthday to…

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Classroom Management

Sale on Classroom Management Materials!

Today and Tomorrow Only! Grab some Classroom Management Resources for your classroom! FILE 1: POSITIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT GUIDE (9 pgs.) FILE 2: WEEKLY AWARDS Give your students awards throughout the year! Positive reinforcement will encourage positive behavior. ★ 5O AWARDS with cute graphics ★ Color or Black and White ★ Full size or Card size-4 per page FILE 3: STUDENT REWARDS Individual Student Rewards are an important part of a positive classroom management plan. ★ 27 Individual Rewards with a…

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Reading, Social Studies

10 Ideas to Teach Deeper Meaning in the Content Areas

If you’re looking for some ideas on how to teach deeper meaning in content areas, then you’re in the right place! Most of the examples that are used below are from Social Studies sources, but they can be applied to other CONTENT AREAS as well.   1.  Charts and Webs: Charts and webs that provide a deeper-level thinking process are effective tools to use when teaching content areas.  Some examples:  Notice-Think-Wonder, K-W-L, Reasoning Web, Evidence Web.   2.  Creative Projects:…

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Social Studies

Civil War Timeline

Are you teaching the Civil War? This Civil War timeline is in chronological order that summarizes 33 events that will help you organize your lessons!   Events Leading Up to War   1828- Tariffs: The south refused to pay the taxes that were placed on imports. The north didn’t need as many imports. This was the first major split between north and south.   Mid 1800’s- Industry VS Farming: Farming was getting replaced by industries in the North. In the…

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Reading

How to Know Your Students Are Reading Each Night

How do you know if the students are actually reading each night?  For years, I simply had students record their minutes and hope they or their parents were being truthful. So what did I do to know for sure? Keep reading!     I decided that students should be accountable for their reading, so I assigned reading material with questions.  That worked for accountability, but what happened to student choice to keep them interested in reading?  That is when I…

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Reading

How to Teach Text Evidence

Are your students having trouble finding answers in their reading?  This STEP-BY-STEP process will help them! Students will learn the acronyms for ACE and RAP to provide them with the proper tools for citing evidence effectively along with tips to motivate them through color-coding!     Follow these teaching steps:   1.  Explain the meaning of text evidence and how to find it.      Text is written work.      Evidence is proof.      Text + Evidence is citing proof…

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Monthly/Seasonal, Reading, Writing

12 February Ideas for Literacy Centers

Do you want cute ideas for February to use in your literacy centers?  Although I have all of these items in my store, I am going to explain how to do each of them without a purchase! If you would rather have the work done for you, there will be links below, but you are welcome to use these ideas in your classroom free of charge!     1.  Groundhog’s Day Create Your Own Animal Legend Writing-  After talking to…

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