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Fun Vocabulary Routine - Word of the Day Challenge
If you want to change up your vocabulary routine, click to read this post! Word of the Day or Words of the Week is a fun way to incorporate new vocabulary into your daily classroom routine without much extra time. Better yet, your students will love the challenge of building and using their vocabulary! Read this post to learn how to use this Building Vocabulary resource to enrich word study in your classroom. You'll find more great teaching ideas at ShelleyGrayTeaching.com
What to say and talk about during a parent-teacher conference
Do you have parent-teacher conferences coming up? Do you get stressed about wondering what to say? This post (ideal for new and first-year teachers) is filled with tips and sample talking scripts that will guide you step-by-step through what to talk about during a successful parent-teacher conference.
Creating Purposeful Classroom Partnerships
I love when students learn from one another and I hear the buzz and hum of engaged learning conversations. When partnerships are successful, it's amazing what learning occurs!
Printing Fall Leaves Art Project for Kids - Fantastic Fun & Learning
Use watercolors and autumn leaves in this gorgeous Printing Fall Leaves Art Project for Kids. Perfect for a preschool or kindergarten fall theme!
Holidays Around the World Videos for Teachers
Classroom approved holidays around the world videos for kids. Teach and learn Christmas traditions around the world with this comprehensive list of 14 videos and related books collected by a classroom teacher.
Try These Fun Ideas to Help Build Your Students' Vocabulary
Do you have a daily vocabulary routine to your classroom? Do you want to become more intentional with helping your students build a rich vocabulary? Take a look at these fun, engaging and motivating vocabulary activities! A robust vocabulary helps students comprehend text, enhance their witing, and serve as a communication tool. Choose from the Building Vocabulary for Grade 2-4 or Grade 5-8 resources. Find more great teaching ideas at ShelleyGrayTeaching.com
Concealing the Clutter
I prefer to hide my “clutter” to create a cleaner look around the room for when visitors are in the class. I love plastic containers to help me organize!
Classroom Management Books for New Teachers
As a new teacher, stepping into the classroom for the first time can be overwhelming. One of the biggest challenges that first-year teachers face is classroom management. This post is a compilation of some of the best classroom management books that address a multitude of management strategies for new teachers and seasoned teachers alike!
FREE Dog Gone Good Decoding Strategies Anchor Chart Posters and Bookmarks
Teaching word decoding strategies just got a lot more fun with this FREE Decoding Strategies Set! Kid friendly language and a fun dog theme to help your readers remember the strategies. Great for kindergarten, first grade, second grade and third grade elementary classrooms, small groups, interventions, struggling readers, special education.