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Writing Center Activities: Sight word shells are a fun way for students to practice writing sight words, as well as forming letters properly. Students are to write the sight word printed on each shell in the sand using their finger.

Down by the Sea Centers + FREEBIE

Free, fun and useful Kindergarten - 1st Grade, Common Core aligned lesson plans, math games, calendars, behavior charts, materials and more!

Literature Circles are the way to go with the new common core!! Teaching Fashionista: literature circles

literature circles

I have finally begun literature circles in my classroom, I actually love all of the amazing learning, and discussions that go on with ...

Students write about what they would do as president, but they must include 5 responsibilities of the president. On another sheet of paper students write about what they would do as the governor of Texas, also including five responsibilities.

Presidents' Day

I say Presidents' Day, you say Presidents Day...Let's call the whole thing off. Ok, we're not singing about tomatoes, but I'm not completely sure what the correct punctuation for this holiday is. I Googled it, and it's still not clear. I think Presidents' Day looks right. Once you get a look at all the goodies I created for you, I don't think you'll mind how I chose to punctuate. I put together a whole days worth of activities for this holiday. I've got Reading, Writing, Math, and Social…

Who remembers flubber? Make something fun to take along on the next match activity or use it during your time at the school-based matches! I'm thinking of using it for school for social studies we have a day called barter day and have to make a craft and trade it with class mates!!

Homemade Flubber Recipe For Kids | Live Craft Eat

Try out this super easy homemade flubber recipe. It only takes five minutes to prepare but will delight your kids for hours.

Literature Circle Role Descriptions and other Literature Circle resources in Laura Candler's online file cabinet

Winning Literature Circle Models

Review proven models for effective, fun & engaging literature circles, from classroom book clubs & mini-circles to circles with roles & lunch bunches.

I actually had a teacher present us with a basket of fruit and tell us to list these facts in poetic form for a poetry assignment once. It was my favorite of the year!

Redirecting

I actually had a teacher present us with a basket of fruit and tell us to list these facts in poetic form for a poetry assignment once. It was my favorite of the year!

Free Literature Circles Question Cards - Students can use these question stems to generate discussion questions before their meetings.

Free Printables for Literature Circles

Free printables created by Laura Candler to aid teachers with their literacy circles in their classrooms to get students excited about reading.

Literature Circle Jobs

Literature Circle Handouts (Not my work): (2nd-6th Grade) Jake Dury

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Grab & Graph activity using pattern blocks. This would be great to have on hand as a substitute teacher.

Santa's Suit & Grab and Graph

Most of our 'Santa's New Suits' are back! The kiddos did a great job. Here are some of my favorites. We read the rest of the story today and they loved it! If you don't know what I'm talking about, you can check out my earlier post HERE. We were working on our shapes last week. So I made a fun little 'Grab and Graph Pattern Block' sheet. The kiddos thought it was fun. I printed it on both sides so they could do it more that once. Click on the picture for a FREE copy. I hope you are having a…

Literature Circle Reminders Poster - Freebie from Laura Candler's Literature Circles online resources

Free Printables for Literature Circles

Free printables created by Laura Candler to aid teachers with their literacy circles in their classrooms to get students excited about reading.

Story starters. This is a great idea to share with parents as a way to work with their child.

Tell a Story in a Jar! | Activity | Education.com

Try these story starters - creativity and sequencing skills combine to create wild stories that will have the whole family in stitches!

I LOVE prompts!  I would DEFINITELY use this to guide a conversation with students!  It could be used individually, in pairs, in small groups or whole class!

Clutter-Free Classroom

Clutter-Free Classroom has FREE tips & ideas to help teachers improve classroom organization & management. As a National Board Certified teacher, curriculum developer and conference presenter with 18 years teaching experience in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade I love sharing my best practices with other educators.

Creative art project with kids: Amate painting ~ Amate is a tree bark used in traditional Latin American paintings

Amate Art Project for Kids: Traditional Latin American Painting Style

During Hispanic Heritage month learn about traditional Amate painting style on tree bark by doing a verion with kids by painting on crumpled paper bags.