Connect With Families Before Back-to-School Time
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1w ago
 As summer winds down and the new school year approaches, building strong relationships with families becomes a priority. Establishing these connections before the first day of school can set a positive tone for the year and foster a supportive community. 1. Send a Welcome Letter. A personalized welcome letter can make a big impact. Introduce yourself, share a bit about your background, and outline your excitement for the upcoming school year. Include a fun fact or two about yourself to make it more personable. 2. Host a Virtual Meet-up. Organize a virtual meet-and-greet session. This c ..read more
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Exit Tickets - 10 Creative Ideas!
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1M ago
Exit tickets can be used to assess students' understanding and plan future instruction. These 10 ideas will encourage engagement and appeal to different learning styles. 1. Draw and Describe:  Students draw a picture related to the lesson and write a sentence or two describing it. For example, after a science lesson on plants, they might draw a flower and label its parts. 2. Emoji Reactions:  Provide a set of emojis (happy, confused, excited, etc.) and ask students to circle the one that best represents how they feel about the lesson, then write a short explanation. 3. 3-2-1 Summary ..read more
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Summer Reading (not a challenge)
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1M ago
One of the best ways to prevent the summer slide is to keep kids reading over the summer. Help the grown-ups by suggesting ways to make reading easy and fun.  Some ideas include:  1. Book Clubs Students can form summer book clubs with their friends. They can plan regular meet-ups to share their thoughts about the books. Wouldn't it be fun to make a fort to have the meet-ups?! 2. Audio Books Audiobooks are a way to change things up a bit. Some apps are even free from the library. 3. Local Library Make regular trips to the library. Children can choose books that interest them. Many li ..read more
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How to Integrate Music Into Your Math Lessons
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3M ago
Need to capture your students' attention? Try enhancing your lessons with music! Music stimulates various parts of the brain making it a great tool for education. 1. Play Classical Music During Arrival and Dismissal Create a playlist of classical music as students enter the classroom. Classical music could lead to a calm dismissal too! 2. Make Math Chants Encourage students to make up rhythmic math chants for multiplication facts. Have them work in small groups and share with the class. 3. Create Word Problems Using popular songs or artists, have each student create a word problem for classm ..read more
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21 Whole-Class Rewards
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4M ago
Your class has just filled the marble jar! Now what?   Here are 21 ideas for whole-class rewards for elementary school students: 1. Extra Recess Time 2. Movie and Popcorn Party 3. Board Game Day 4. Card Game Day 5. Pizza Party 6. Classroom Picnic 7. Dance Party 8. Stuffed Animal Day 9. Make a Craft 10. Pajama Day 11. Outdoor Scavenger Hunt 12. Talent Show 13. Science Experiment 14. Computer/Tablet Time 15. Class Karaoke 16. Flashlight and Blanket Reading  17. Cooking Activity 18. Dress Up Day (fancy, superhero, etc.) 19. Mini Field Day 20. Camping Day 21. Teacher - Student Swap ..read more
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2024 Solar Eclipse for Kids
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4M ago
The next solar eclipse will occur in North America on April 8, 2024. This event will surely spark curiosity in your students. Check out a few ways to make the solar eclipse a remarkable learning experience! 1. Safety First Students must be instructed to not look at the sun even during a solar eclipse. Explain that there are special glasses to be worn (not regular sunglasses.) For the 2017 solar eclipse, our local libraries gave away solar eclipse viewing glasses for free. It may be worth checking out in your area. 2. Model a Solar Eclipse. Use a flashlight (sun), a globe (earth), and a ball ..read more
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2024 Big Game and Taylor Swift Ideas for the Classroom
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5M ago
Are your students talking about the Big Game? Football has a different level of appeal now that Taylor Swift plans to attend! Here are 5 ideas to integrate a Big Game/Taylor Swift theme into your lessons: 1. Creative Writing Have students write a story where they get to attend the Big Game. Provide time for students to share their stories. 2. Character Education Set up a station where students can make friendship bracelets for others. Students can use inspirational and good sportsmanship words.  3. Biographies This station will include books about football players and musicians. Check y ..read more
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National 4th Graders Day - 4 More Ideas!
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7M ago
4th Grade is worth celebrating! Here are 4 more ideas to celebrate National 4th Graders Day!1. Have a 4 of Everything Day. Use the number 4 all day long. Here are some ideas to get you started: Participate in 4 Brain Breaks Complete 4 Math Problems Tell 4 Jokes Complete 4 Exercises Show 4 Acts of Kindness Eat 4 Cookies Read 4 Short Stories Write 4 Sentences Draw 4 Pictures Sing 4 Songs Locate 4 Countries Complete a 4-Step Science Experiment 2. Make a craft activity. This disco ball 4th Grade Era resource is print and go! 3. Play Connect 4. 4. Play 4 Corners! Need an educational 4 Corner ..read more
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Teacher Travel: How I Learned to Fly Free!
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7M ago
Are you a teacher looking to travel while stretching your dollars this summer? Do you know it's possible to fly without paying for a single ticket? From points to free companion passes, there are many ways to save money and take advantage of great deals while traveling. At Families Fly Free, you'll learn different ways to get free flights, travel discounts, and much, much more! Lyn and her team work with you to make your travel dreams come true, and your investment is guaranteed. Make traveling a reality for your family today! Click For More Information! (This is an affiliate link which means ..read more
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7 Easy Ways For Teachers To Save Money - Maximize Your Resources
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8M ago
As the cost of living increases, it can be challenging to find ways to save money. You may find a few ideas here you haven't tried yet! 1. Save on Groceries. Look in your fridge and cabinets for items before shopping. There's less to buy (and put away!) when you use what you already have. Make meals that result in leftovers such as spaghetti and meatballs, beef stew, and casseroles. Buy generic. Nearly everything I buy is generic. That is, except the cereal that tasted like cardboard.  Take advantage of sales and digital coupons. Check your grocery apps for coupons regularly.  Orde ..read more
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