Shared writing projects: Student-created books

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Art, Bulletin Board, Kindergarten, Pre-K, Reading, Science, Writing.

Student-created books are great because they provide reading practice, can include science content, help students learn to write reports, and provide a valuable home/school connection. Here’s an idea from TeacherTam to start implementing student-created books in your classroom. Through the years, I have found that student-created books are quite the hit! We have made books… Read more »

Rewarding positive behavior

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Bulletin Board, Centers, Homeschool, Kindergarten, Parents, Pre-K.

Looking for some ideas to start implementing positive reinforcement in the classroom? Here’s some unique tips from two shopkeepers. Positive Reinforcement by Socrates Lantern Kids always do better when given positive reinforcement. So, after you correct tests, English compositions, reports, or anything else, always write a note along with the grade. Of course it’s easy… Read more »

Hanukkah freebies

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Centers, Classroom, Games, Holiday, Kindergarten, Language, Pre-K, Writing.

Hanukkah begins on Sunday at sundown and we have plenty of Hanukkah activities and resources that you can use in the classroom. Here are a few great freebies you can download today! Hanukkah Chart Art by Common Core Corner This is a fun number recognition activity up to 200. Students use directions to color numbered… Read more »

Holiday Classroom Decor Contest

Posted under Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom, Holiday, News, Shopkeepers, Sweepstakes.

“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” -Peg Bracken Do you have holiday spirit? Let us see it! We’re launching our first ever photo contest and we want to see your festive bulletin board, student crafts, silly decor, holiday outfit or anything else related to the holidays… Read more »

The perfect holiday gift!

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Happy Holidays from all of us here at Teacher’s Notebook! ‘Tis the season of giving (and receiving), so make sure Teacher’s Notebook is on your list. Every school and every classroom is different, but if you participate in holiday gifts or have a classroom holiday list, consider adding “Teacher’s Notebook gift certificate” to your list…. Read more »

The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School (felt board activity)

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Art, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Games, Holiday, Homeschool, Kindergarten, Parents, Pre-K.

Take your favorite storybook and create the characters out of felt for your students to do sequencing activities, retell, and just have fun with! Here is the step-by-step DIY from Playful Learning Brooklyn. A wonderful classroom read around the holidays is The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School. Using my best crafting skills, I was… Read more »

Ways to build positive relationships between home and school

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Everyone seems to be filled with chatter about New Year’s resolutions lately. Do you hope to have better communication between home and school in 2015? Here are some tips and ideas from Sunshine and Lollipops to work together with parents to build positive relationships to enhance students’ education. Home and school communication is so important…. Read more »

Active kids make better learners

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

You’ve seen the glazed look on your students faces. They’ve entered the zoned out, checked out, I’ve-got-to-get-out-of-here period of instruction. Here’s some quick tips from Peaceful Playgrounds Shop on getting them refocused and ready to learn. Basic vs super charged brain breaks A basic brain break is a two or three minute break away from… Read more »