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Love This !!!! Definitely doing this for my classroom! I'm Done! Now What Jar for early finishers

I'm Done (Now What?) Early Finishers Jar

Love This !!!! Definitely doing this for my classroom! I'm Done! Now What Jar for early finishers

How To Be a FRIEND

An educational blog focused on project based learning, STEM, and providing unique ideas and resources to engage students.

This is how I keep track of Missing Work in my class. They take their post-it off and attach it to their late work.

This is how I keep track of Missing Work in my class. They take their post-it off and attach it to their late work.

“And they DID. #todayiwillthursday #miss5thswhiteboard #muchbetterdaythanyesterday #iteachfifth #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teachergram…”

Britt Root on Instagram: “And they DID. #todayiwillthursday #miss5thswhiteboard #muchbetterdaythanyesterday #iteachfifth #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers…”

416 Likes, 16 Comments - Britt Root (@miss5th) on Instagram: “And they DID. #todayiwillthursday #miss5thswhiteboard #muchbetterdaythanyesterday #iteachfifth…”

My students love what they get to find in the morning. Thank you @miss5th for the whiteboard idea! This will be a game changer! ☕️#wearefamily #kindness #iteach #iteachfifth #iteachtoo #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #colleaguesaredoingitnow

Mallory Williamson on Instagram: “My students love what they get to find in the morning. Thank you @miss5th for the whiteboard idea! This will be a game changer!…”

59 Likes, 3 Comments - Mallory Williamson (@fifthinflorida) on Instagram: “My students love what they get to find in the morning. Thank you @miss5th for the whiteboard idea!…”

Oh, and it was definitely a #moodymonday! #miss5thswhiteboard #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #iteach7th #iteachtoo

Erin on Instagram: “Oh, and it was definitely a #moodymonday! #miss5thswhiteboard #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #iteach7th #iteachtoo”

37 Likes, 0 Comments - Erin (@chapter_6_) on Instagram: “Oh, and it was definitely a #moodymonday! #miss5thswhiteboard #teachersfollowteachers…”

Tracking writing goals in Kindergarten

Writing goals

In Kindergarten, we spend the first half of the year teaching about the basic mechanics of storytelling and writing.... that our pictures and ideas can tell a story! Once we learn these basics, we start to hone our skills one skill at a time. We begin with correct capital usage, learn to use finger spaces, use sight words in our writing, about the different kinds of punctuation, and really practice stretching out our words. After all of these skills are taught and practiced, I assess who…

Where have you travelled? #miss5thswhiteboard #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #iteach7th #iteachtoo

Janna on Instagram: “Where have you travelled? #miss5thswhiteboard #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #iteach7th #iteachtoo”

20 Likes, 1 Comments - Janna (@lovin7th) on Instagram: “Where have you travelled? #miss5thswhiteboard #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers…”

Technology Tuesday. Let's see what they have to say... Could be interesting! #miss5thswhiteboard #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #iteachtoo #iteach7th ☎️the emojis are ENDLESS!!!

Janna on Instagram: “Technology Tuesday. Let's see what they have to say... Could be interesting! #miss5thswhiteboard #teachersfollowteachers…”

@lovin7th posted on their Instagram profile: “Technology Tuesday. Let's see what they have to say... Could be interesting! #miss5thswhiteboard…”

Ready for for the day! #miss5thswhiteboard #iteachfourth #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

Katie on Instagram: “Ready for for the day! #miss5thswhiteboard #iteachfourth #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teamworkmakesthedreamwork”

15 Likes, 0 Comments - Katie (@cooltobekinder) on Instagram: “Ready for for the day! #miss5thswhiteboard #iteachfourth #teachersfollowteachers…”

Are students thinking within the text, beyond the text or about the text? Start off close reading in your classroom using these guiding questions!

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5th Grade Teacher 📚❤️ on Instagram: “Forgot to post this one 😊 #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #iteachtoo #iteachfifth”

108 Likes, 10 Comments - 5th Grade Teacher 📚❤️ (@mrs.litz) on Instagram: “Forgot to post this one 😊 #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #iteachtoo #iteachfifth”

If the class can use it correctly 10 times that day then there will be a reward! Use a word from WJFT...

Transition Time: Word of the Day

I cannot believe I haven't blogged about this before, but even if I have, here's a fun refresher & freebie :) I have a rowdy bunch this year, so a lot of my teaching involves movement, Brain Breaks and Whole Brain Teaching strategies. One thing that rates at the top of my pet peeves is when kids start to transition the second I start giving the directions. It turns into a scene of me yelling over a group of moving kids who, of course, end up asking me what to do 2 minutes later.... grr…