Open House Stations - The Brown Bag Teacher
This post comes to you after my first 1st-grade Open House. Today I met my 28 wonderful, first-grade friends! And let me tell you – Houston, we’re not in 5th grade anymore! I received hugs, giggles, a card that said, “I love you”, and they wanted to hold my hand. I felt like I was in...
100 Writing Prompts for Students Who Don't Know What to Write About
Print journal writing prompts on sticker labels so students can stick them right inside their journals!
Student Academic Goal Setting Sheets
I came across a pin the other day about helping students set academic goals for themselves and I just loved the idea! Setting, working towards, and achieving goals is a powerful skill that will help students not only be successful now, but also in the future. This is learned skill they can benefit from for a
2015 Teacher Tool Gift Exchange Linky! - Miss DeCarbo
Last weekend, I spent an absolutely FABULOUS time with over 100 bloggers, TpT sellers, and teachers! The weekend was organized by the amazing Holly from Mrs. Ehle’s Kindergarten Connections. We spent a weekend at the beautiful French Lick Resort in Indiana! We will all be blogging about our whole weekend NEXT week, but this week, […]
Mentor Text Linky: What's With This Room?
Language Arts What's With This Room? by Tom Lightenheld Opinion Writing Debating Point of View Predicting Hilarious This story is about a little boy and his disaster of a room. The story begins from the point of view of his parents and changes to the little boy's point of view. (Common Core RL6!) The illustrations are awesome and funny! It is written in rhyme and is just hilarious! "Your stinky old running shoes got up and ran, outstunk by your underwear hung from the fan." The end is a…
Back to School 'Snowball' Fight
Here is a quick and really fun get-to-know you activity for the first week of school. Have each student take out a sheet of notebook paper and write three interesting, but not widely known facts ab…
Classroom Tour: Decorations & Organization
A new school year is almost upon us so I've been busy working to put my classroom together. I originally wrote this post two years ago when I first moved into my new classroom space. Since then, I've added and rearranged a few things to I've added an updated video tour! Next to the door I have a little shelf with supplies for the students to use (that shelf was free on the side of the road and I gave it a little makeover). I also have a bulletin board with some personal pictures, at which…
Tech Thursday: Making Google Drive work for my class
This is how I set up Google Drive to work in my elementary class. Easier than I thought it would be! Teaching Trio: Tech Thursday: Making Google Drive work for elementary students
Plickers 102: Innovative Ways to Use Plickers
Plickers is SO MUCH MORE than an assessment tool! Read this post to learn some amazing new ways to use Plickers!
M&M's and 7up on the First Day: Consequences, Writing, and Learning About Your Students
What would you say if I said that I use 7UP and M&M's on the first day of school? You're probably thinking that I'm crazy, wanting to fill my students with sugar on the first day. Well, maybe you won't think I'm so crazy after you find out what I do with them. Some of our best ideas come from our colleagues, don't they? My blog post today is a share of two ideas that I've picked up along the way. The first, the M&M activity, was first introduced to me by the teacher that I student taught…
Ideas and Resources for Using Interactive Notebooks in the Classroom
Yes, interactive notebooks can be useful in middle and high school classes too! If your students are anything like mine, you know they love all things interactive. So, why not try engaging them in a different way from the norm?