Peek of the Week: Bloom Ball Printable Template

{Peek of the Week} A Peek Inside REAL Classrooms

Peek of the Week: Bloom Ball Printable Template - key ideas/vocab on a single topic on each side of the ball

An Amazon Listing Cumulative Novel Project!  Students make their own book listing for a novel they have read.  They write a summary, select important quotes, write a review, and more!  Meaningful, engaging, and a fabulous assessment piece.  FREE assignment sheet download.

An Amazon Listing Cumulative Novel Project!

It& no secret that I love a good cumulative novel project as an assessment. I usually spend the entire novel brainstorming how we can sum .

We read books and then created book trailers using Movie Maker! There were so many standards met in this engaging reading (technology) project! Read about it and get the free download (with Rubric) to get started!!

Creating Book Trailers in the Classroom

Read books and create book trailers using Movie Maker! Many standards met in this engaging reading (technology) project.

Students have fun creating these "Main Character - Body Book Report Projects."  Students design the character's body and then glue the writing templates inside the vest area and descriptive adjectives on the outside of the body.  For more information about this project, visit this page:  http://www.uniqueteachingresources.com/character-body-book-report.html

Character Body Book Report Project: templates, worksheets, rubric, and more.

The Best Part of Me Writing Activity

The Best Part of Me Writing Activity

Cultivating a postive classroom community is such an important part of teaching, and I've learned that little things go a long way. The Best Part of Me writing activity is a great community builder!

Project-based Learning with only 30 minutes a day!

Implement project-based learning in only 30 minutes a day!

72 Creative Ways for Your Students to Show What They Know! This is an amazing list - something for everyone!

72 Creative Ways for Students to Show What They Know

As we all know, students already get plenty of tests, so why not let your students show what they learned creatively? Whether your students are reading independent books or your class has just fini…

Back to School writing, math, reading, projects, and more that are standards based, fun, and meaningful! $

Back to School Galore for FIRSTIES: Photo Booth, Getting to Know You, and More

Engage your students with this end of the year project idea, a  literary theme park. Students will review plot, setting, characters, theme, and symbolism as they design a park based on any short story, novel, or play and then present to the class. Also makes a great summer reading assignment!

End of the Year Project Idea: Literary Theme Park

Learn how to use inquiry circles in Social Studies class. Great for reviewing topics, and teaching the Common Core.

How to Teach the Standards through Social Studies Inquiry Circles

Need some social studies project ideas? Learn how to make Social Studies more engaging for your students with inquiry circles. Inquiry circles reinforce social studies standards while teaching the research process. (Grab the free social studies project

This reading and writing project has students researching and creating their very own All About book! This unit has daily lesson plans, teaching tips, and all the templates you need for your first and second grade students to complete this on their own!

Informative writing {A research-based, all about book}

Documenting Projects- These all about books are such a fun reading and writing research project for your young learners! This post walks through some of the steps to having your first grade students successfully complete their very own All About Book!

The Kissing Hand is a classic book for many kindergarten classrooms on the first day of school. Here are 27 Kissing Hand freebies, activities and videos.

27 Fresh Kissing Hand Freebies and Teaching Resources

How to create a retell literacy center in kindergarten. Plus a list of 20 famous stories and retell props (with printables) to complete this center.

Lights, Cameras, Action...Engaging Parents with Learning Fun  reading fair

Lights, Cameras, Action...Engaging Parents with Learning Fun

I love this idea. It would be awesome for right to read week with each class doing one on a special book. Cannot wait to share this idea. Reading Fair Projects- instead of science fair or just as a class project.for March is Reading Month?

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