Activity Centers

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Writing Center Activities: Sight word shells are a fun way for students to practice writing sight words, as well as forming letters properly. Students are to write the sight word printed on each shell in the sand using their finger. Kindergarten Centers, Kindergarten Literacy, Learning Centers, Literacy Centers, Kids Learning, Writing Centers, Literacy Stations, Learning Spanish, Reading Center Ideas

Down by the Sea Centers + FREEBIE

Free, fun and useful Kindergarten - 1st Grade, Common Core aligned lesson plans, math games, calendars, behavior charts, materials and more!

Literature Circles are the way to go with the new common core! Teaching Fashionista: literature circles - I use lit circles in my class and LOVE it, as do my students. Teaching Language Arts, Classroom Language, Reading Lessons, Teaching Reading, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Materials, Reading Activities, Guided Reading, Math Lessons

literature circles

I have finally begun literature circles in my classroom, I actually love all of the amazing learning, and discussions that go on with ...

Free cute writing prompt activity for Presidents' Day or election day! Good practice for informative/argumentative writing. Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Writing Prompts, Writing Assignments, Writing Paper, Writing Ideas, Writing Practice, Teaching Tools

Presidents' Day

I say Presidents' Day, you say Presidents Day...Let's call the whole thing off. Ok, we're not singing about tomatoes, but I'm not completely sure what the correct punctuation for this holiday is. I Googled it, and it's still not clear. I think Presidents' Day looks right. Once you get a look at all the goodies I created for you, I don't think you'll mind how I chose to punctuate. I put together a whole days worth of activities for this holiday. I've got Reading, Writing, Math, and Social…

How to Make Flubber. Flubber may have been a goofy movie with Robin Williams in but it is also an incredibly goopy craft project that kids will love. Flubber is wiggly, slimy, and gross--what more would any kid want? It's fun and. Craft Activities, Toddler Activities, Play Activity, Family Activities, Indoor Activities For Kids, Summer Activities For Teens, Activity Days, Educational Activities, Diy For Kids

Homemade Flubber Recipe For Kids | Live Craft Eat

Try out this super easy homemade flubber recipe. It only takes five minutes to prepare but will delight your kids for hours.

Literature Circle Role Descriptions and other Literature Circle resources in Laura Candler's online file cabinet.GREAT RESOURCE on Literature Circles! I'm definitely using this in my high group Reading Lessons, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Reading Centers, Reading Groups, Math Lessons, Learning, Education And Literacy

Winning Literature Circle Models

Review proven models for effective, fun & engaging literature circles, from classroom book clubs & mini-circles to circles with roles & lunch bunches.

Fun in First Grade: Winter expository / descriptive writing 1st Grade Writing, Work On Writing, Kindergarten Writing, Writing Poetry, Writing Prompts, Literacy, Writing Binder, Journal Prompts, Teaching Poetry


I actually had a teacher present us with a basket of fruit and tell us to list these facts in poetic form for a poetry assignment once. It was my favorite of the year!

Free Literature Circles Question Cards - Students can use these question stems to generate discussion questions (from Laura Candler) Reading Resources, Reading Activities, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Reading Club, Close Reading, Kids Reading, Literacy Circles, Literacy Centers

Free Printables for Literature Circles

Free printables created by Laura Candler to aid teachers with their literacy circles in their classrooms to get students excited about reading.

Literature Circle Jobs // Stupendous Summarizer is better than Artful Artist! 6th Grade Ela, Middle School Reading, Third Grade Reading, Second Grade, Teaching Literature, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Teaching Tips, Ap Literature

Literature Circle Handouts (Not my work): (2nd-6th Grade) Jake Dury

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Petersons Pad: graphs with pattern blocks Math Classroom, Kindergarten Math, Teaching Math, Primary Teaching, Teaching Ideas, Classroom Ideas, Curriculum, Homeschool Math, Homeschooling

Santa's Suit & Grab and Graph

Most of our 'Santa's New Suits' are back! The kiddos did a great job. Here are some of my favorites. We read the rest of the story today and they loved it! If you don't know what I'm talking about, you can check out my earlier post HERE. We were working on our shapes last week. So I made a fun little 'Grab and Graph Pattern Block' sheet. The kiddos thought it was fun. I printed it on both sides so they could do it more that once. Click on the picture for a FREE copy. I hope you are having a…

Literature Circle Reminders Poster - Freebie from Laura Candler's Literature Circles online resources. Might use these when we start book clubs. Reading Lessons, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Math Lessons, Learning, Teaching Literature, Children's Literature, Teaching Resources

Free Printables for Literature Circles

Free printables created by Laura Candler to aid teachers with their literacy circles in their classrooms to get students excited about reading.

Try these story starters - creativity and sequencing skills combine to create wild stories that will have the whole family in stitches! Teaching Writing, Teaching Tools, Teaching English, Teaching Resources, Writing Prompts, Sentence Writing, Story Prompts, Teaching Spanish, Second Grade Writing

Tell a Story in a Jar! | Activity |

Try these story starters - creativity and sequencing skills combine to create wild stories that will have the whole family in stitches!

anchor charts, including book talk stems, great for Daily 5 "Read to Someone" Library Lessons, Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Guided Reading, Close Reading, Anchor Activities

Clutter-Free Classroom

Clutter-Free Classroom has FREE tips & ideas to help teachers improve classroom organization & management. As a National Board Certified teacher, curriculum developer and conference presenter with 18 years teaching experience in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade I love sharing my best practices with other educators.

Amate painting art project for kids. This traditional Latin American painting style is perfect for Hispanic Heritage month, or any time of the year! South American Art, American History, Hispanic Art, Hispanic Culture, Hispanic Heritage Month, 4th Grade Art, Spanish Art, Art Activities For Kids, School Art Projects

Amate Art Project for Kids: Traditional Latin American Painting Style

During Hispanic Heritage month learn about traditional Amate painting style on tree bark by doing a verion with kids by painting on crumpled paper bags.