Out of the regular routine

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

 Today we share an idea from SisterBBB for a way to keep students engaged throughout the year! Every 1-2 weeks change the regular procedures to integrate at least one topic into your subject. Of course, Reading and Writing are the two primary subjects, which are required in every class. But it is possible to put… Read more »

Critical thinking and the future job market

Posted under 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom.

Today we have a post from Instrucology Learning Center about how students need to learn critical thinking skills to be employable in the future job market. Because our employment title will change as quickly as day into night, our students need to learn how to think. And, to think critically. As educators, we must model… Read more »

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!

Posted under Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom, Parents, Shopkeepers.

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 »