Growth Mindset Swag Badges
This 141 page pack contains 55 different swag badges to use in your room. Each badge celebrates a growth mindset achievement and can be a powerful way to recognize and reward your students at little to no cost to you. There are 60 pages of swag badges in color, 60 pages in black and white, 5 binder ...
Teachers, You Must Send This Letter Home on the First Day of School! • Teacher Thrive
Teachers, you must send this letter home to parents on the first day of school. It will set the tone with parents for the rest of the year!
Top 15 collaborative projects for the new school year
The beginning of a new school year is exciting but can also be a little bit nerve-racking for children and teachers alike! The first days need to fulfil several objectives including allowing everybody to settle in, to begin to re-connect/make new connections and to be filled with enthusiasm for the year ahead. Whole school or class projects are a great way to start the year with a bang, so here are 16 ideas to inspire and make everybody feel part of the team.
How to Have Meaningful Classroom Conversations | True Life I'm a Teacher
My students love to talk. #chattiestclassever But I don’t want them to just be talkers. I want them to be thinkers too. And, I want them to be able to support what they’re thinking with reasons. That’s when I started using discussion starters. Keep reading to find out how you can try discussion starters FREE. […]
A Few New Bulletin Boards
A blog about children's literature and libraries for parents, teachers and librarians. Includes lit lesson plans, book lists and reviews of books.
Spelling "Leadership" by grade level in the cafeteria. This is an incentive for each grade level to work together to earn a letter by following the rules and procedures. Once they spell leadership, they earn an extra recess.
How to Use Student Data Notebooks to Boost Your Classroom Culture
I’ve had such a love-hate relationship with data notebooks over the years. I’ve always worked in “Baldrige” schools that have required every teacher to have a data wall and …
Election Activities | Mock Election
It's an election year, which means you have the perfect opportunity to host a candy bar-themed mock election in your classroom! This versatile resource can be used in any grade between kindergarten and 6th grade, and you'll be able to teach about the electoral process in an engaging way!Download the...
Create This DIY Interactive Cloud Lamp That Can Change Color And Respond To Music
Create this DIY Interactive Cloud Lamp that looks like a cloud and can be programmed with an app to respond to the sounds of thunder, rain, and music.
Why I Abandoned Genius Hour
Genius hour is an amazing concept that children respond to because they get to learn about any topic they choose. I had a few rounds of Gen...
Name Posters - Personalized Classroom Decor - Lessons With Laughter
Having students color in posters with their names is a great first day activity that provides yearlong decoration for the classroom!