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The Gratitude Game: Pick-Up Sticks

Want to help your kids learn about gratitude? Play the gratitude game with them. It's a fun game that the whole family will enjoy!

each student paints a popsicle stick and they are arranged to make a bigger piece of art. Great school unity project!

This is it...

Heart pounding, rapid breathing, nightmares...yep, it's that time of year. Back to school...dun dun dun. Okay I actually may be a little dramatic there (ask anyone who knows me, it's not uncommon!). But seriously, every year I feel like this. The anxiety of the unknown plus the excitement of getting back into the classroom and teaching. I think that when I get to the point in my career that I don't feel like this it will be a sign to quit teaching. There are many things that I worry about…

Beginning of the Year Team Building Updates - Young Teacher Love

How has your summer vacation been going? Mine has been both relaxing and busy at the same time. I have been working like a busy bee planning for my mid-August nuptials! If you follow me on Instagram, then you’re definitely up to date on all things wedding! I’ve also been making more of an effort […]

Wow! notebook -- a morale booster! When a staff member or student receives the notebook, they read the wonderful message that someone wrote for them. They, in turn, write a note to another staff member to encourage, give a boost, or to just say how much they are appreciated. At the bottom of the page they write, "Don't forget to pass it on....."

WOW!

All of us need to feel appreciated every now and again. Why not tell your colleagues all the great things they are doing? Below is a WOW! Notebook that was created to boost morale and give each other a pat on the back. When a staff member receives the notebook, they read the wonderful message that someone wrote for them. They, in turn, write a note to another staff member to encourage, give a boost, or to just say how much they are appreciated. At the bottom of the page they write, "Don't…

Character traits blog post! Full of great ideas and includes a freebie!

Character [traits] is a journey, not a destination- Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton definitely meant this to be true about teaching character traits to 3rd graders. He must of just left out that one important word. [traits]. Seriously, Each year I feel like it is journey with so many possible roads I could go down. And some of that is due to our curriculum. Which I'm not a fan of. And another part is due to the fact that each year I have different students. But one thing remains the same.... traits are tricky to teach. We took a different approach this year and…

Morning Meeting Greeting Cards Freebie

Morning Meeting Greetings & Activities

This is a collection of Morning Meeting greeting and activity cards. The Morning Meeting can be used in any classroom to build community and communication skills. Looking for other time-saving Morning Meeting resources?Kinder Morning Meeting BundleFirst Grade Morning Meeting BundleSecond Grade Morni...

Best behaved group gets a placemat on their desk the following week, a thin cushion to sit on all week, and gets to go first in line for everything all week.

Diggin' Into Next Year- Behavior Management

Welcome to the 3rd week of the Diggin' Into Next Year link party. I already dug into classroom organization and math workshop. If you missed those posts, you an find them HERE. ...handle behavior management. This is our behavior clip chart. I have a sports themed classroom. Whenever I notice that the class is a bit chatty, I find one of two students who are on task and I tell them to clip up. The whole class gets super quiet when this happens. This is not a new strategy, but it is a good…

With Thanksgiving heading our way, I love to do things to remind my kids of the many blessings we have. There is so much in our lives to be thankful for. I created this little Gratitude Game to play with them, and we have been having loads of fun with it! What is The Gratitude …

The Gratitude Game: Pick-Up Sticks

Want to help your kids learn about gratitude? Play the gratitude game with them. It's a fun game that the whole family will enjoy!

In the middle: Life as a seventh grade language arts teacher. The Cup Challenge - teach students how to work in cooperative groups with this simple and fun challenge.

A new year a new group!

I am loving my new group of seventh graders. We have had an exciting two days so far. Yesterday, my team and I started our year off by having our students create an "I wonder" bulletin board. Learning is more fun when the students are truly interested in the topic. With this in mind, we asked our students to create an "I wonder" statement in class and place them on the bulletin board. As the school year progresses we are going to use the students' "I wonder" statements to select topics of…

Great Travel Game! Free Printable: 20 Would You Rather Questions

Free Printable Would You Rather...? Game for Summer

Would You Rather is one of those fun conversation games that tends to spark further conversation as people explain their answers or imagine more about the topic. This makes these perfect for a summer road trip or lazy afternoon in your backyard. I’m guest posting today over at Skip to My Lou where you can […]

Morning Meeting Greetings Styled | Scribd

Morning Meeting Greetings Styled

Morning Meeting Greetings Styled - Free download as PDF File (.pdf) or read online for free. This is a collection of some Morning Meeting Greetings you can use in early childhood classrooms.

Morning Meeting Week-by-Week: A Planning Guide for the First Month of School || How to Scaffold Greeting, Sharing, & Activities | Planning Templates | 14 Greeting Ideas | 27 Game Ideas

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Morning Meeting Week-by-Week: A Planning Guide for the First Month of School || How to Scaffold Greeting, Sharing, & Activities | Planning Templates | 14 Greeting Ideas | 27 Game Ideas