Charity Preston Organized Classroom
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Escape Room Ideas for Kids
Create an escape room for kids or adults, at home! 40 DIY escape room ideas using materials from around your house to create an escape room your players won't soon forget. #escaperoompuzzles #escaperoomideasforkids #escaperoomideas #escaperoom #escaperoomdiy #elementaryescaperooms
Do you need complete and helpful interactive notebook examples?
Looking for interactive notebook examples? I wanted to share the flippable and folding templates that I love using most with my interactive notebooks. All of these interactive notebook pieces are easy to cut - that means more class time, less cutting time. Circle foldovers, flipbooks,tab multiple sorts,flapbooks,flip squares, pocket sorts, sequencing, venn diagrams and more! #GlitterinThird #interactivenotebooks #examples #classroomideas #teachingideas #elementary
Use dystopia for book clubs
Looking for a way to inspire your book clubs? Use dystopia literature. This post shows you seven steps for getting your literature groups up and running -- how to set up your class and ensure that students are ready to discuss their reading. Take advantage of this popular genre by encouraging your students to read more! Perfect for middle school. #bookclubs #justaddstudents #dystopia
Interventions for Executive Functioning Challenges: Planning
Over 20 interventions and supports for helping students who struggle with planning, a key executive functioning skill necessary for success inside and outside of school. Strategies for kids and teens include activities that can be done at school and at home. Ideal for middle or high school teens. #executivefunctioning #studyskills #pathway2success
Technology Coaching Conference: Collaboration for Successful Technology Integration - Class Tech Tip
Do you have a vision for successful technology integration at your school? When we think about the learning experiences we want every student to have, one word often comes into the conversation — collaboration. Collaboration is an essential part of success for students, teachers, and school leaders, and an essential part of collaboration is the Technology Coach. There is a new technology coaching conference open to #educators next month that I can’t wait to tell you about. #Sponsored #EdTech
Choice Boards for All!
I’m so excited to share the awesome creativity from our Choice Board Creators Club! They pulled together some amazing choice boards for their own students and have shared them with you! There are almost 40 boards for varying grade levels and subjects!
Easy Ways to Provide Student Choice in the Classroom - Ideas for Grades K-2
Add student choice in the classroom to empower and engage students. Improve your classroom management and relationship with students by providing a variety of choices throughout the day. Consider choices in morning tasks, partner work, math games, seating, and so much more! This blog is full of easy-to-implement strategies for increasing the amount of student choice in the classroom. #StudentChoice #ClassroomManagement #PrimaryDelight
Multicultural Holiday Activity
During the winter season, many classrooms take time learn about the holidays celebrated by cultures around the world. In my class, we will do a reader’s theater called Light Up the World with Celebrations about how light plays an important part in so many celebrations around the world.
“Owl” You Ready with Student Passwords?
Student password sheets are a super helpful teaching resource to have on hand when taking a group of students to the computer lab, or even during center time within your own classroom. Making sure students know quickly how to find their own login username and password can really make the difference between spending the entire small group instruction time helping students at the computer center – or actually teaching skills with a small group of students who are waiting for you.
Online Introduction to Graphing for Kids
Graphing activities in the classroom can easily incorporate real-life concepts with math learning standards. I love to have students create human bar graphs, pie charts, and more. Even better is that the students enjoy these hands on activities as much as I do, which doesn’t always happen.
5 Fall Fun Math Games
I love using fun math games in the classroom for a variety of reasons: differentiation, brain breaks, indoor recess, or even as a behavior party reward! Students are learning and having fun – that’s a win-win combo for sure! There are so many different ways to incorporate math games into your daily routine and students won’t even know they are practicing everything from basic math facts to advanced geometry vocabulary!
Fun Classroom Birthday Ideas!
I think teaching a split grade has its own unique challenges and one of mine is finding a balance between ensuring that the grade 3 students have some cute and fun primary experiences while providing the grade 4 students with activities and experiences that make them feel like junior students. Finding this balance around holidays and birthdays – even trickier! This year I decided to do two things to celebrate birthdays in my class – a little primary and a little junior – something for everyone.
Feel Good in School February
Character building in students is important work done by educators each day that typically goes unnoticed by most. Good character traits are often the result of the teamwork between children, their caregivers, and their school influences.
Similar Snowflakes Grouping Freebie
Needless to say, our local schools have not gone back today or tomorrow – and have been off since the Winter Break! I like a good snow day as much as anyone else, but I think I am ready for my kids and I to get back into a routine. Anyone else also feeling the same yet? Since I was shut-in from the cold, I thought maybe I would whip up a new freebie for you all and share the warmth that way. 🙂
Teaching Tip: Keeping Students Engaged
Student engagement in your classroom can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. One day the children are working and active in their learning. The next you are getting glazed looks and maybe even some drool on the desk. Educators know how important it is to differentiate lesson strategies for different levels of students, use alternate assessments , and find out preferred learning style types. Sometimes teachers just need simple solutions to keep kids paying attention.
I don’t know about you, but there are certain times when I have taught a lesson when I could tell from the glassy looks that I was speaking a foreign language to a majority of my class (can we say double digit by double digit multiplication usually brought that on?) And there were other days, when small groups were actively working on projects and it seemed as though the entire class had a solid grasp of the concepts in the lesson from the day.
Self-Awareness Chart Freebie
I love this quote from Daniel Goleman, “If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able ego mange your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.” This quote justifies the need and great importance of Social Emotional Learning or SEL.
Student Self Evaluations!
Need some directions for creating your own student self evaluations board to? Read on… I sectioned off a whiteboard using a little colored masking tape. I put the goal at the top, then the fist to four symbols down the side. Each kiddo has chip with a number on it. Before I even teach the first lesson pertaining to the goal we evaluate where we are. As we learn more about our goals the kiddos have the option to move their chips up and down on the board at the end of a lesson.
Simple Lesson Assessment
Today I have a question from Jillian. Jillian writes and asks, “How do I know if students really understood the lesson after I’ve taught it? They seemed liked they know they do. I walked around and saw that they were doing the work fine. Sometimes I even have them in groups and it appears as though they are doing great, but then I assess them and they all completely bomb it. I didn’t even get the glazed eye look.”
Setting Up Your Student CCSS Data Binders
I know data binders are really in right now, and I have always found them to be a great student motivator. Since they are personalized for the child, you can really sit with each student to discuss what he or she excels in – and which that he or she could be working on. Perfect for showing parents student progress as well!
End-of-the-Year Activities Roundup!
Here is a roundup of all the almost 150 End-of-the-Year Activities links that were tweeted and/or posted on the facebook fan page. Perhaps you missed something? Make sure to bookmark this page to return again (even next year for those of you lucky enough to be out already for the summer!)
9 Ideas For Organizing Differentiated Instruction
Do you WANT to differentiate, but are completely frozen in fear just thinking about all the chaos that COULD ensue in your classroom if you tried it? I am here to help with 9 tips that might get you moving in the right direction towards DI instead of away from it!