Wednesday, July 31, 2019

How Will You Decorate Your Classroom This Year?

   It's that time of year when teachers need to transform their generic classroom into a welcoming space where children will feel special! How will you decorate your classroom this year?

     One of the best ways to do this is by having a classroom theme. 

Classroom theme decorating kit
Which one will you choose? 

     What should the theme be this school year? Make it something different! Great theme ideas include:

Flamingo classroom theme decorating kit


Llama classroom theme decorating kit


camping theme classroom decorating kit


Monkey theme classroom decorating kit


    Choosing a great theme is just the beginning! Next, you need to make each of your students feel unique and special. I do this by creating a nametag that is different for each of my students.

  Camping unique nametags

    These tags can be used on chairs, tables, word cards, folders, notebooks, journals, etc. Print them out at the beginning of the year. Make extra copies, they come in handy!

  Flamingo unique classroom them desk plate nametags

         Deskplates can also be personalized and secured to the desks with packaging tape. These can help younger students with their letters and numbers.

  Flamingo name chart 

      Teachers like everything to match. These charts match the theme and are easy to use. Save a copy with your students' names. Place sheets in matching binder.

  frog nametags classroom decorating theme kit   
     These frog nametags can be used on desks, lockers, chairs, folders, etc. Teachers type in the names once and save the file. They can print the cards off as often as needed throughout the school year.

    First impressions are important. Your classroom needs to be inviting from the moment your students first step in the doorway. Pick a theme that will make children excited to be part of your class! 

  Free classroom theme decorating binder sampler

      Try a free theme sample by downloading the binder cover examples above. See how easy it is to edit files and create a classroom where each of your students feel unique and special. How will you decorate your Classroom this year? 

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON - “Curriculum Binder Covers, Spines, Tabs, Dividers | Ancient Civilizations Free”

by StudentSavvy
4th - 8th Grade

Organize your Ancient Civilizations Curriculum!
This free binder resource is designed to be used with StudentSavvy's Ancient Civilizations Complete Curriculum.
This download includes binder covers, spines, tabs, section dividers, and a sample pacing guide! Editable Files also included.
You can organize your curriculum in 2 ways!
-By separate individual subject/topic binders (ex: Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, etc.), which includes section dividers of resource type (Ex: Reading Passages, Interactive Notebooks, etc.)
-You can organize in one big Complete Curriculum Binder organized by subject (Ex: Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, etc.) section dividers included.
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “Project Based Learning: Save the Monarchs FREE SAMPLE”

by Sweet Integrations
3rd - 5th Grade

SAVE THE MONARCH BUTTERFLIES Enjoy a sample of the complete unit This beautiful migrating butterfly is quickly diminishing. After students gather information about the monarch, they can come up with their own ideas for SAVING THE MONARCHS. This PBL is filled with engaging activities, videos, and a Powerpoint about Monarchs.

This PBL unit incorporates 21st Century skills with challenging, engaging, and creative activities. There are lots of opportunity for differentiation and technology integration.

The complete unit Project Based Learning: Save the Monarchs

In the complete unit:
PowerPoint about monarch butterflies and vocabulary
QR Codes to videos (one of the QR Codes is a song. I wouldn’t recommend it for older students.)
Parts of a butterfly
Crossword puzzle
I Wonder
Monarchs reading passage
Monarch Sightings table
Monarch Research guide
Mapping the migration
Butterfly Waystation (habitat) and grid
Graphic Organizer
Monarch Research report
Video Commercial
PicCollage with sample
Monarch Butterfly craft and facts with pictures
A Bit More… Additional resources and activities 
Google Slides for research - (Replace the last part "edit?usp=sharing" with the word "copy" 
You can just put your cursor at the end of the URL and hit delete up until the forward slash. Then type the word "copy" and hit enter.)
I Can Help
My Reflections

** Teachers, you can decide the order you wish to implement the unit. You may want some students to do some of the easier activities and others to do more research and problem-solving. They can easily work in groups during this project.

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**Note: Activities can easily be adapted for enrichment or gifted students in other grade levels.
Project Based Learning Units

Project Based Learning Growing Bundle With All 25 Units

Open a Pet Store With STEM
Project Based Learning: Ice Cream Shop
Project Based Learning: Open a Pizzeria
Project Based Learning: Party Planner
Project Based Learning: Plan a Bake Sale
Project Based Learning: Open a Toy Store
Project Based Learning: Design a Mini-Golf Course
Project Based Learning: Open a Food Truck
Project Based Learning: Open a Coffee Shop
Chocolate Shop

Project Based Learning: Endangered Animals
Project Based Learning: Save the Honey Bees
Project Based Learning: Save the Monarchs
Project Based Learning: Save Our Oceans
Project Based Learning: U.S. Landmarks
Summer Olympic games

Project Based Learning: Earth Day Festival
Project Based Learning: Halloween Party Planner
Project Based Learning: Holiday Tea and Country Research
Project Based Learning: Fall Festival
Project Based Learning: Easter Egg Hunt
Project Based Learning: Slumber Party

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Monday, July 29, 2019


by Lisa Frase
2nd - 12th Grade

This free 3-page file is a demonstration of how I put together my Lunch Bunch Book Club. I invite students and parents to participate in this optional activity during the school year. This packet includes instructions, a parent letter, and a classroom sign up sheet.

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Interactive Notebook eBook-FREE!”

by English Oh My
Kindergarten - 12th Grade

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

FREE MISC. LESSON - “FREE Life Skill Anytime Activity - How to Brush Your Teeth”

by Mrs Ds Corner
Kindergarten - 5th Grade

FREE | Anytime Activity - Life Skills Center | How to Brush Your Teeth • Any skill that is necessary to participate successfully in daily living is known as a "life skill". Many of these life skills can be practiced at school, as well as at home and within the community.
This How to Brush Your Teeth Anytime Activity comes with:
• Letter home to parents (weekly and monthly formats)
• Adapted Book with comprehension test
• Level 1 and Level 2 sequencing mats
• Editable data sheet
• Sequencing cards
• Task analysis poster
• Student survey
• Certificate of Skill Completion
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