NEW: Brain Breaks for the Classroom
**UPDATE: A more informative post as well as updates can be found by clicking HERE and HERE. **To get helpful assembly instructions, click HERE. I LOVE Brain Breaks during the school day- they are simple, quick, easy, and can really elevate the mood of myself and my students. In the past, I have created them off of the top of my head, made posters, had the same breaks over and over- nothing seemed to work. Then, last year, I came up with a simple poster that listed all of the Brain Breaks…
Skittles Math....Keeping Kids Motivated!
CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO READ ABOUT MORE GREAT IDEAS THAT SPARK STUDENT MOTIVATION AT HEAD OVER HEELS FOR TEACHING! It is that time of year when students start to get restless. They are ready for spring to be sprung! Here in Ontario, mother nature is not taking the hint. We are still experiencing below zero temperatures and even last week there was snow! Novelty really helps keep middle school aged student motivated. Candy usually appeals to ALL students, so I decided to try a new…
Toilet Paper Math Challenge Project ~ Area and Perimeter
A great partner activity to use in math! Students must work with a partner in order to answer the following question: What is the largest area and longest perimeter your group can make using only one roll of toilet paper? The packet includes all of the sheets necessary to plan, complete, and disp...
Reading Centers for Upper Elementary
Do you want to keep your students engaged and reading during reading time? Read this post to learn about 10 reading centers for upper elementary.
Amy Lemons - Amy Lemons provides teaching tips and resources for teachers of elementary school students with access to a free resource library.
Amy Lemons provides teaching tips and resources for teachers of elementary school students with access to a free resource library.
10 Book Report Ideas That Kids Will Love - Appletastic Learning
Book reports don't need to be painfully boring. In fact, they can be a ton of fun! Here are 10 creative book report project ideas to use in your classroom.
Halloween Writing: Spooky Snapshots (Digital and Printable)
This Halloween Writing: Spooky Snapshots mini-unit is perfect for middle school and high school students! They will love writing about the 24 "spooky" setting images that come in this unit.
Anchor Charts - Teaching with a Mountain View
Anchor Charts Over the years, I have created dozens of anchor charts in my classroom. I am a huge proponent of creating anchor charts with my students, and I strongly believe that the perfect anchor chart isn’t always pretty. The posts below feature many of my anchor charts. Featured Products Literal Vs. Inferential Comprehension Task ... Read more
40 Cool Classroom Jobs for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students
Check out this list of 40 fun classroom jobs for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. I guarantee you’ll find something for every type of student.
Editable Teacher Binder | Print & Digital Teacher Planner with FREE Updates
Teacher binder organization just got better with GOOGLE DRIVE lesson plans and MORE! With FREE UPDATES for LIFE, this One Stop Teacher Binder has everything you need for classroom organization. This teacher planner has lesson plan templates, 70+ planner covers to choose from, lots of classroom forms, calendars, and more! Love that it is EDITABLE with FREE updates for LIFE! Teacher Plan Book | Classroom Organization | Lesson Plan Templates | Teacher Planner Covers | Google Drive Teacher…
3 Key Books About Best Practices in Teaching Reading
Looking for some inspiration for your reading classroom? Check out these three great professional books and push your reading instruction to a new level. They all made a huge difference on me...stop by the blog to see why!
out of all the books on this list I've read Fahrenheit 451, Harry Potter, a Wrinkle in Time, the play version of Anne Frank, Charlotte's web, the Lorax, Little Women, Little House on the Prairie, Where's Waldo, The Hunger Games, The Giver, Flowers for Algernon, James and the giant Peach, and The Great Gatsby. I've heard that the Lord of the Rings is on a newer version of this list. Crazy people; these are classics!
Versatile End of the Year or Back to School Writing Prompt Craft
1-2-3 Come Make a SPLASH With Me! “Making a Splash!” is a super-fun writing prompt that your students will really enjoy. The craftivity is very versatile, as you can use it for the end of the year, or for back to school. It's a fun icebreaker & interesting way to get to know your students too. Simply choose the appropriate writing prompt “cover” for the flip-up booklet: * “Diving Into Summer and Looking Forward to…” * “Diving Into a New School Year and Looking Forward to…” Or Use the “Diving…