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Make it an AWESOME Monday!!! #miss5thswhiteboard #iteach7th #iteachtoo #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers

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Teaching about character traits. Substitutes for generic terms like "mean" or "good" for when writers need to be more specific.

Teaching about character traits

As we have entered the month of August, every teacher, whether she likes it or not, starts thinking about school. Some of us have dreams (or nightmares). Some of us go on a Pinterest spree. We walk through Target and ask ourselves "What do I 'need' from the dollar section?" You don't do this? Okay, maybe it's just me. Anyway, we are also thinking about what were some of our students' challenges last year, and how we will address them this year. My third and fourth graders had difficulty with…

Love teaching about character traits with this character, Camilla Cream! "A Bad Case of the Stripes," by David Shannon is a great mentor text for teaching about characters! We read the text and stopped to add traits on post its as we progressed through the story. As an added bonus, this text has a great message about kindness and staying true to yourself! #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers

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Great ideas for first day or week activities and getting to know your students

The BEST First Day Ever!

I think that I had the best first day ever in all of my MANY years of teaching! I just love my class! We did lots of team building and getting to know you activities today and not much meat. I learned a LOT about some of my kiddos! One of them is even PERFECT (just ask him!) One of the things we did today was the sticky note posters - you know which ones. They are all over Pinterest. Here are ours... No surprises on this one. We learn new stuff every day. We learn new things. To get ready…

Coloring page to teach growth mindset

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Love this idea for discussing what perseverance looks like and sounds like... great topic for the first week of school!

The first few days of school...in pictures! - The Teacher Studio

Love this idea for discussing what perseverance looks like and sounds like... great topic for the first week of school!

What’s in My Teacher’s Bag {Making Inferences

Making Inferences: What’s in My Teacher’s Bag - Babbling Abby

An activity for making inferences that your students are sure to enjoy involving only the contents of your school bag or trash can.

Anchoring the Standards: Teaching & Documenting the Common Core Standards with Anchor Charts Part 1

Anchoring the Standards: Teaching & Documenting the Common Core Standards with Anchor Charts Part 1 | The Pinspired Teacher

I {puffy heart} anchor charts! That is what this blog post is all about....anchor charts and my love for them. When I first started teaching, I went to the teacher stores that sell workbooks, bulletin board paper and sets, and posters.

#free #character traits worksheet- click through for book recommendations for teaching character traits

Quite a Character: Teaching Character Traits -

#free #character traits worksheet- click through for book recommendations for teaching character traits

Character Trait Analysis for Guided Reading. could use as differentiation/modification as well by giving student choices to place in the boxes

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Amazing growth mindset resource designed with explicit, research based lessons, activities, anchor charts, and an interactive bulletin board to help your students distinguish between growth and fixed mindsets, how the brain learns, goal setting, and much more! #mrswinterbliss #growthmindset #goalsetting #famousfailures

Growth Mindset Activities and Lessons

Amazing growth mindset resource designed with explicit, research based lessons, activities, anchor charts, and an interactive bulletin board to help your students distinguish between growth and fixed mindsets, how the brain learns, goal setting, and much more! #mrswinterbliss #growthmindset #goalsetting #famousfailures

Becky Perkins: Literature Discussion - Character Traits

Literature Discussion - Character Traits

After reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio, students worked in small collaborative groups to create character posters about each of the characte...

Kid President's Awesome Year! ---Must show at the beginning of my school years and see if students can make the year awesome for someone else.

Kid President AWESOME YEAR Challenge!

What if we all made it our resolution to make this year awesome for somebody else? Kid President gives 25 ideas and asks you to join in. Upload a video respo...