Louise Paxton

Louise Paxton

Louise Paxton
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.  I always like to have something up for Open House, so I had students trace their hand and arm on tagboard.  They searched through magazines for images, words, designs and colors that described their personality and collaged their hand.  Each student also cut out the letters of their name as a final touch.  I love the way the hands turned out.

Bulletin board/wall art idea: have students trace their hand and arm on tagboard. Search through magazines for images, words, designs and colors that describes their personality and collage their hand. Each student can also cut out the letters of their

Get to know you games. Or could alternate with "draw something different for each color.

Great back to school ice breaker: get to know you game idea. When it is your turn reach into your bag of MMs. Answer the question corresponding to the color for everyone to hear. Eat your MM!

"Borrowed" from my aunty's fb page. Start the year with an empty jar and throughout the year fill it with notes of good things that happened.. At the end of the year dump it out and read all the awesome things that happened in a year :) sounds like a great idea!!

Great New Year's idea: Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then, on New Years Eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year. Good way to keep things in perspective.

First week of school - activities and schedule. Includes a lot of technology!!!

First week of school - activities and schedule. Includes a lot of technology! - Make a tagxedo of what we will do this year, and other keywords! Use instead of classroom overview

The M Game...Fun "Getting to Know You Activity"

This is a great first day/week activity for getting to know students, and they will love it because it involves candy! They randomly choose an M out of the bag, depending on the color they choose they will answer a question about themselves.

Fun for kids to go through a stack of magazines to find words to describe, cut, glue.  Put some students on computer to print out word art.  This would be inserted into their writers notebook to be used as a seed idea later!

Great activity for adjectives: I AM! Practice using adjectives in sentences with one of my parts of speech games. Pictures support learning at Looks-Like-Language!

What kind of teacher do you want? Read this with "Miss Nelson Is Missing!!" :)

------dream classroom: what kind of classroom do you want? What kind of teacher do you want? What kind of student does your teacher want? Positive way to start out the year