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Great activity for group building and problem solving.

Great activity for group building and problem solving.

What a Lovely end of Year Activity

What a Lovely end of Year Activity

What a great positive group activity! Have one person sit on a chair in front of a white board while the others wrote a positive phrase about them. Take a picture to give to each person. A very creative and positive group activity.

My daughters ELP teacher from gr.2-6 has used every single activity under the DANGER  tag for her curriculum.  Her 3rd grade teacher was the only one to assign progressively challenging projects for her.

My daughters ELP teacher from has used every single activity under the DANGER tag for her curriculum. Her grade teacher was the only one to assign progressively challenging projects for her.

Small group problem solving: "You have 2 minutes to devise a method to suspend/hold as many marshmallows above the ground as possible." Pts awarded for creativity, building design, and number of marshmallow's successfully suspended. Construction Materials 5' length of string 1 bag of large marshmallows 10 rubber bands 5 straws 10 toothpicks

Small group problem solving: "You have 2 minutes to devise a method to suspend/hold as many marshmallows above the ground as possible." Construction Materials length of string 1 bag of large marshmallows 10 rubber bands 5 straws 10 toothpicks

Mrs. Orman's Classroom: Back-to-School Activities to Inspire Creativity

8 Awesome Back to School Ideas to Inspire Creativity - Icebreakers, getting-to-know-you, rules and procedures

Love this, could use with any lesson or teaching moment dealing with bullying or just plain old being nice to each other.

I do the wrinkled heart lesson every year with my students but haven't seen this poem. I am definitely going to add this to my 'wrinkled heart' this year!

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Early Finishers

Early Finisher Task Cards ~ "I have my flipflop holder hanging on a hook on a cabinet door in my classroom. I punched a set of holes in each task cards and hooked then together with a ring. I then placed the rings on the notches on the flip flop holder.

Yeehaw Teaching in Texas!: Teacher Autobiography Big Book

Teacher Autobiography Big Book for the beginning of the year. I will have each kid make one when they are STAR student to keep with classroom books. Send them home at the end of the year (Yeehaw Teaching in Texas!

When talking with parents, no matter what their child has done....or not done...keep this thought at the forefront of your mind.

So important to remember this! When talking with parents, no matter what their child has done.keep this thought at the forefront of your mind.

Tutorial for making scrunchy border from bulletin board paper from Peace, Love, and First Grade

Peace, Love, and First Grade: Making a Scrunchy Border - fold butcher paper accordian style, scrunch, staple to board

Use baskets as "drawers" in their desks. Students put their pencil pouch and any "loose" tools in there to keep their desk nice and tidy. Why have I never seen this!!!!????

Use baskets as "drawers" in desks. Students put their pencil pouch and any "loose" tools in there to keep their desk nice and tidy. Put a smaller basket inside the larger one for pencils.

If there's one piece of equipment I can't do without in the classroom, it's individual dry-erase boards! Learn how to make them quick, easy and for only pennies apiece on this post!

Make Dry-Erase Boards for Pennies!

If there's one piece of math equipment I can't do without in the classroom, it's individual dry-erase boards! They are PERFECT for daily math practice! Learn how to make them quick, easy and for only pennies apiece on this post!

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