Cute Writing Hook

Hook for writing tomorrow! Some very angry fruit sick of being wrapped in unnecessary plastic! #changeit #litfilmfest — Miss G (@MissG_017) March 19, 2018 This is an awesome writing idea! It’s so simple and effective. (I would’ve never thought of drawing a face … Read More

Editable End of the Year Awards

I wanted to do something different this year for my Basic Skills students. At the end of the year, we give the students a report card and the phrase, “Have a great summer!” This will be the first year that I am giving my … Read More

Classroom Throwback: Hands-on Linking Verbs and Helping Verbs

Teaching grammar to young students can be a daunting task. As much as I love English literature and grammar, I realize that it is hard to make grammar lessons fun and interesting for young children. When I was teaching fourth grade, I was teaching … Read More

Computer Word Sorts: Using PDF Forms in your Literacy Center

Technology has always been an important part of my classroom. As curriculum requirements increased, it became difficult to find time for my students to use the computer. I wanted to engage them in activities that went beyond playing educational games and doing research on the … Read More

Freestanding Newspaper Doorways: Awesome Team Building Activity!

Newspapers are wonderful resources for the classroom.  I have used them with my students to analyze the articles during current events and reading instruction. I have even used newspapers for papier-mâché when we made our rainforest animals. One of my most memorable activities involved using newspapers to make … Read More

Pandas for Earth Day

Some of my best ideas for fun activities have developed quickly and usually when I am not at school.  Many of these ideas have happened in the grocery store, at Walmart, or even when I am out with friends. This idea was born after … Read More

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