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Brown Bag Biography {FREEBIE!} - A Getting to Know You Activity for Grades K-6

Yet by mholtzen I started using the word “Yet” with my students a couple years ago. When a child says, “But I don’t get it,” or “I can’t do this,” which happens often in my land of perfectionists, I add the word, “Yet” to the end of their declaration.

Back to School Tips and Tricks! The importance of creating a classroom community. Plus tons of beginning of the year, team building, ice breaker, and get to know you ideas to start the year off right (paid)

Texting in the Classroom

Texting in the Classroom - great ideas for using text messages to introduce vocabulary and upcoming learning!

This would be a very fun activity the first week of school! Teacher says a statement (ex. Switch sides if you like hot dogs more than pizza.) and the students either stay or move. The kids could also talk about why they did/didn't move. Fun back to school ice breaker!

This month’s Education Update feature, “Six Strategies for Challenging Gifted Learners,” reminds us that high-ability students have unique needs, too.

Calling All Third Grade Teachers! A Back to School Resource You Need!

Calling all third grade teachers! This is a back to school activity that you must try!