Freebies from 3rd Grade Gridiron

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, Bulletin Board, Centers, Math, Reading.

Now that we are in the swing of things for the school year, we will frequently be highlighting useful resources that you can use in the classroom. Today’s post features two free items from 3rd Grade Gridiron. Transform an old container into a fun and engaging way to practice reading comprehension! Reading comprehension can be… Read more »

Introducing math tools and procedures

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Math.

Giving students the tools they need and familiarizing them with the types of activities you will be doing in class will help your class thrive! Here are some ideas from shopkeepers to help students feel confident with math activities. 4 The Love of Math suggests introducing students to the procedures you plan to use for activities throughout the… Read more »

Modeling classroom rules

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom, Kindergarten, Pre-K.

We have heard time and time again that establishing routines, expectations and rules at the start of the school year is one of the best ways to encourage good behavior in class throughout the year. Today we share tips from two of our shopkeepers on how to create, communicate and enforce classroom expectations throughout the year…. Read more »

Tech Tuesday: Smart ideas for using your SMART Board

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom.

Many teachers are still trying to figure out ways to use their interactive whiteboards with their students. Use this technology as a teaching tool, not as a dry erase board. Here are some fun and simple ideas from Sweet Integrations…With a Taste of Technology to begin using your SMART Board! For early learners, put your morning… Read more »

Establishing routines and morning work ideas

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom, Math, Writing.

TeachersTreehouse knows the importance of establishing routines in the classroom. Today she shares what has worked in her classroom along with some morning work ideas! Implementing these ideas will make your days run smoothly. Have a morning routine  Find out if your school has morning news or announcements, whether your students eat breakfast with you… Read more »

Tech Tuesday: Integrating technology with QR codes

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Kindergarten, Pre-K, Reading, Science, Social Studies, Writing.

Learn how Mrs. A. Colwell’s Creations has easily integrated technology into her first grade classroom across content areas. It’s engaging for the kids, and once the prep is done, the lessons, activities and projects go very smoothly! I’ve discovered what a valuable tool QR codes can be in the classroom, especially for ease of use for young… Read more »

Teacher/parent relationship building

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Kindergarten, Parents, Pre-K.

We have already alluded to some tips for building strong relationships with your students’ parents. A common theme is to make the first outreach a positive and personal one. Today, more shops share their tips for getting parents on your side. Contacting parents for the first time and every time tip from Tales of a Third… Read more »

Back to school – will you survive?

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom, Kindergarten, Pre-K.

Last week we featured some kits to help you survive the zombie apocalypse, -erm sorry, we mean back to school. Here are some more print-ready, everything-you-could-wish-for, bundles for your back to school needs. Back to School Survival Kit from Mrs Cs Classroom This back to school teacher survival kit is not just for teachers, but… Read more »

Tech Tuesday: Interactive notebooks

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Reading, Writing.

Do you use interactive notebooks in class? This post has a few tips from Barnett’s School House on how to use interactive journals effectively. Interactive notebooks are all the rage now and I tried notebook after notebook a few years ago in my classroom, but failed. It turns out it wasn’t me, my students or the… Read more »