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Middle school bulletin board idea: "Believe in your #selfie" Have each student take a selfie and put it up with a #adjective that describes them. "Do something today for which your future self will thank you." The kids love seeing their faces in the hallway and it builds a grade-level community too.

Middle school bulletin board idea: "Believe in your #selfie" Have each student take a selfie and put it up with a #adjective that describes them. "Do something today for which your future self will thank you." The kids love seeing their faces in the hallway and it builds a grade-level community too.

FREE Classroom Posters For Every Teacher - Character Education!! Paint spatter colors or black and white.

FREE Classroom Posters For Every Teacher

FREE Classroom Posters For Every Teacher - Character Education!! Paint spatter colors or black and white.

oreo graphic organizer | Persuasive Writing (OREO Method) Upper Elementary

Persuasive Writing (OREO Method) Upper Elementary

This pack includes notes on persuasive writing, a poster to use on its own or turn it into an anchor chart, a list of persuasive writing questions, a graphic organizer, a list of picture books that may help you teach persuasive writing, and themed paper. This pack is intended for upper elementary st...

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Life is like a Camera 10x20 Subway Art by CreativeStudio186, $65.00 - #PhotographyQuotes (scheduled via http://www.tailwindapp.com?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=twpin&utm_content=post528797&utm_campaign=scheduler_attribution)

My Adventures Teaching Junior High English: First Day Back (for teachers...)

First Day Back (for teachers...)

Today was the first day of contract time for our district. First day getting up at the "regular" time...which is about two hours EARLIER than the "preferred" time... First day of meetings (went WAY over time)... First day of catching up with friends/fellow teachers I haven't seen all summer... First day of MY. FEET. KILLING. ME!!!! And...I still have two more hours to go (it's 5:30pm) because we have Back to School Night tonight. A VERY long day! Yesterday, my oldest daughter, Mallorie, and…

FREE.  Excellent vocabulary activities that compliment the study of Greek and Latin etymology.

FREE Greek and Latin Root Word Activities

FREE. Excellent vocabulary activities that compliment the study of Greek and Latin etymology.

Middle School Door Decorating Ideas | ... School #bulletinboard.... should be in every high school/middle school

New School Year = New Decor Ideas

I love decorating my classroom, and it can be challenging to come up with something that catches they eye of a high school student. Here'...

What's on your mind? craftivity. This is a great first week activity-icebreaker, to get to know your students. My sample is in the middle. FREE directions & templates.

What's On Your Mind? - Classroom Freebies

What’s on your mind? Is a terrific way to get to know your students + these make an easy and awesome bulletin board too! Great activity for the first week of school and a nice ice breaker for students to get to know their new classmates. What’s On Your Mind Activity From: TeachWithMe.com Would you ... Read More about What’s On Your Mind?

Click here for a FREE handout to get teens thinking about the qualities of good writing. Works great as an emergency sub plan, too!

Laura Randazzo

Click here for a FREE handout to get teens thinking about the qualities of good writing. Works great as an emergency sub plan, too!

Dead Word Tombstone - Writing Center for middle school students. Students find synonyms to replace boring, dead words. Once complete, students place the tombstone in a Dead Word Graveyard.

Dead Word Tombstone - Writing Center for middle school students. Students find synonyms to replace boring, dead words. Once complete, students place the tombstone in a Dead Word Graveyard.

Student Selfies: Here's a fun activity I do with my students at the beginning of the school year.

Beginning of Year Activity: Student Selfies | One Stop Teacher Shop

Student Selfies: Here's a fun activity I do with my students at the beginning of the school year.

GREAT WAY TO TEACH THEME! Think that it is cool how they were able to make it interesting for teenagers.

Favorite Pin Friday

A blog full of tips, lessons, and ideas to use in the upper elementary classroom.

Presto Plans Blog: Bulletin Board Ideas For Middle & High School English

Bulletin Board Ideas For Middle & High School English

Author Facebook Profiles: When I first started teaching, I purchased posters with biographical information about famous English authors and proudly displayed them on my back bulletin board. Sadly, no one looked at them. Okay, that’s not entirely true. I had the occasional, “Awesome! This dude’s last name is Bacon” comment, but it didn’t exactly get my students