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8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more

A great way to practice measuring angles! Tape up desks with different colored tape and let students use marker on the table to write in the degrees! Students LOVE writing on the tables! (picture only)

What a fun idea for practicing finding missing angle measures! Students use tape and write on desk with dry erase markers. If only I was a childhood education major

SHOW NOT TELL: Showing emotions in writing.

writing, narrative writing, Good anchor chart for descriptions for feelings. Great to emphasize for narrative writing and making interesting word choices. Perfect for teaching Show, Not Tell.

“Show, Not Tell” poster for revising writing and adding more detail.

"Show, Not Tell" poster for revising writing and adding more detail–even in writing Readers Theater. Typically, the narrator would read these kinds of descriptions or the tone of voice of the reader would convey these emotions.

Have you fallen into the trap of saying

15 creative & respectful ways to quiet a class

Have you fallen into the trap of saying “No talking!” or “I need quiet!” all day long? Here are 15 creative and respectful ways to quiet a class.

Students find all the geometry in their names. Great idea!

Students find all the geometry in their names. In this activity, students describe, name, and interpret direction and distance in navigating space and apply ideas about direction and distance.

Sketchbook Idea.  Form something new from what is already there.  Be poetic!  Don't let the written word scare you if you don't normally work in it.  Learn to use words in your art in ways no one would expect!

Incorporate art into writing (poetry): Students can even pick a page from their favourite book as an inspiration. Book page poetry is really neat and a great way to show creativity with older kids. This is an interesting way to teach poetry.

year 5 imagination portrait (inspired by portraits on pinterest)

year 5 imagination portrait Modify THIS to use instead of a 'heart map' for Writer's workshop writing inspiration.

$100 Word Challenge - linking maths & literacy. A great early finisher task.

Money name/spelling word challenge. Could adjust the values for different age groups- Who can create the most expensive word?

Multiplication Mini Book - this is such a fun way for kids to practice that is way better than math worksheets! FREE printable for 2nd grade 3rd grade 4th grade 5th grade and 6th grade

Kids will love this pocket size, printable FREE mini book that they can fill with multiplication facts. Not only will filling it out reinforce multiplying but kids can then use the mini book when they are stumped with multiplication facts.

Classroom helpers. Give children the responsibility of choosing or randomly put one child's name in each?

Help Wanted bulletin board. Pockets with classroom job descriptions. Write student names on craft sticks and place them in appropriate pocket. Fun and easy way to switch up student jobs throughout the year.

love it - spice up writing & so colorful!

Write a boring adjective at the bottom of the paint strip on the most boring color. Give each student a paint strip and they can use a thesaurus or a word wall to think of "more colorful" words for their strip. Or use for Word Work

Breaking Up the Bakery: A Fraction Project, Center, or Assessment for UPPER GRADES. Engage your students with a real world fraction project! Includes 13 Pages of fraction practice aligned to common core standards. Skills Covered Include: Identifying, Drawing, and Writing Fractions, Equivalent Fractions, Mixed Numbers, Reducing Fractions to Simplest Form, Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers and MUCH more! $

Fractions Project

Breaking Up the Bakery: A Fraction Project, Center, or Assessment for UPPER GRADES. Engage your students with a real world fraction project!

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