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If you do fewer teacher-directed activities, that means the kids will naturally do more talking, doesn’t it? Not necessarily. I have often found myself talking almost constantly during group work and student-directed projects because I’m trying to push kids’ thinking, provide feedback, and help them stay on task. Even when the learning has been turned over …
Marshmallow Challenge Handout
This FREEBIE includes a color and black and white handout to provide to teams of students engaging in the Marshmallow Challenge activity. This activity is great to use as an icebreaker or to engage students in critical thinking, cooperative learning, and innovative thinking. It can also be used to r...
Christmas STEM Challenges (December)
Build a parachute for Santa, a shelf for the elf, and the tallest tree! 3 Holiday Themed STEM Challenges for Elementary Students! | STEM Activities | STEM Projects
Get to Know You Games for the First Weeks of School! - Teach with hope.
Today I am brining you the perfect combination of back to school ice-breakers and games for those first days of school! Back to school is a crazy time and we all want to hit the ground running. There are routines and procedures to teach and we are ready to get to them the second those kids walk in the door. Building community and getting to know
Fall Activities for Kindergarten Math and Literacy No Prep Printables
Download free printables at preview. Pumpkin investigation. Fall Math and Literacy No Prep - Kindergarten. An excellent pack with a lot of sight word, CVC spelling, vocabulary, word work, reading, fluency and other literacy activities and practice
My New Behavior Reward System
Hi! I'm Teri! I am a first grade teacher and blogger at A Cupcake for the Teacher. On my blog I share classroom ideas, tips and tricks, and K-2 teaching resources. I enjoy writing and crafting, so I love to create activities that tie both together.
End of the Year Bingo - Playdough To Plato
End of the Year Bingo. Fun way to reminisce about the past school year and look forward to summer break.
Group Work Expectations
Group Evaluation Chart and Poster Set. Six adorable posters teach collaboration (team work) skills. #TpT #TeacherGems #Assessments
Getting Control of a Talkative Class
What can you do to help children learn to listen to a lesson without interrupting? How can you give a lesson without allowing children to continually blurt out comments and chat with each other? This is a question that … Continue reading →
Easy to Use Behavior Log 2
This easy to use behavior log was created to be used with the clip chart system. Simply circle the letter that indicates the student's color for the day. Behavior codes are included on the calendar for quick explanation of student's behavior. I left it customizable for each month. Just write the na...