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Digital Data Folders for Students

Digital Data Folders for Students

Data Tracking for Students Do your students keep track of their own data? Do your students even know what the scores on their papers mean? Let us...

Back to School with Paired Texts

Back to School with Paired Texts

Building Proficient Readers, Writers, and Thinkers Readers. Writers. Thinkers. ----> Three critical educational goals we have for every student....

Mindfulness in the Classroom

Mindfulness in the Classroom

Have you heard the buzz about mindfulness & meditation in schools?  It seems everywhere we go, people are recommending mindfulness. ...

Classroom Transitions

Classroom Transitions

"If you can't line up quietly, then we will sit back down and try again." I know I've said it over and over again. After 8 years of teaching I've...

Classroom Attention Getters

Classroom Attention Getters

Each year I seem to settle into one signal to regain my students' attention throughout the day. Last year, I would say "class, class" and they would...

Classroom Shout-Outs

Classroom Shout-Outs

We all know that students react far better to positive reinforcement than negative interactions. With this in mind, I created SHOUT-OUTS as a way to...

Ish Interactive Read-Aloud

Ish Interactive Read-Aloud

ISH BY PETER H. REYNOLDS An Interactive Read-Aloud and Lesson Plans This is a wonderful story about a creative boy named Ramon, who loves to...

K-1 Read-alouds for Back to School

K-1 Read-alouds for Back to School

Books to Build Classroom Community These lesson plans and activities are perfect for the beginning of the school year.  We are thrilled to...

Get Your Students to Greet Each Other

Get Your Students to Greet Each Other

Help build classroom community  and get your students to greet each other! Good Morning! As adults, we are accustomed to greeting others. We look...

The Anatomy of an Elementary Lesson Plan

In this article we breakdown the 4 key commonents of an elmenetary lesson plan and how to select activities for a lesson plan. Get tips for easy lessson plans, ideas for engaging kids and more!

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