I ditched behavior charts long, long ago, and I have never regretted it! (Don’t miss the FREE behavior toolkit download below!!) AND, I have had fewer behavior problems!! 😎 Not only was it more work to keep up with and more rewards to provide… I saw how it damaged a child’s view of themself and … Continue reading Ditching Behavior Charts for Better Behavior in the Classroom
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Ideas for teaching Cell Structures and Functions
Cell Structures and Functions are a favorite topic for me. Students love looking at cells under a microscope and students love These activities are created to incorporate reading and writing into the Science curriculum. You can click any link or image in this post to grab the printables and activities for yourself. The informational text … Continue reading Ideas for teaching Cell Structures and Functions
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Meet the Teacher Night Scavenger Hunt
Meet the Teacher Night Made Easy!! Are you ready to make a great first impression and get all your parent forms filled out without having to stand awkwardly in front of all your new families telling them what to do? This EDITABLE Meet the Teacher Kit has everything you need for a smooth night. Meet … Continue reading Meet the Teacher Night Scavenger Hunt
Hanging Pocket Charts: Teacher Hack
I knew I wanted to make minilessons and centers more interactive, but I just didn’t have the useable space to do it. That’s when I had to get creative and find a way to put my hanging pocket charts on the wall. I love having my mini lesson materials right there in my focus wall! … Continue reading Hanging Pocket Charts: Teacher Hack
10 Effective Differentiation Strategies for a Variety of Learners
1. Varied challenge levels This is a super simple, but effective differentiation strategy for any teacher. Think about the level of learning you want each student to achieve and start there. You may be asking one student to identify elements of a story, looking for main idea and details. But, another student may need deeper … Continue reading 10 Effective Differentiation Strategies for a Variety of Learners
Weekly Science Planning
“How do you teach science? What do you do each day of the week?” I saw this question this morning and decided to share my weekly science planning with you. This is my work smarter, not harder plan. So, what does a week in Science look like? I always have my year planned and resources … Continue reading Weekly Science Planning
Quick Lesson Planning
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FREE Sub Folder!!
No more scrambling for last minute sub plans so you can call in sick or plan a day off. This tab book sub folder is my new favorite way to have my classroom ready for any unexpected (or planned) sub days.
Week 11 Science Lessons: Energy (2nd Grade)
Free science lesson plans 2nd grade Magnets TEKS NGSS