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Writing Lesson Plans that Work

Have you ever noticed how quickly educational trends change? Today the best program, fad, or technique is a must and even a requirement for teachers. A year or two later, take out the old and bring in the new. Teachers can soon become overwhelmed with keeping up. Writing lesson plans is one area this is obvious.

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Three Anchor Chart Opportunities

Over 100 Anchor Charts for Inspiration

I am constantly amazed at how much students learn from anchor charts. These colorful, to-the-point classroom displays make learning both fun and meaningful. You can get some ideas for creating your own anchor charts at my website:


Language Arts Anchor Charts
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Mnemonic Spelling Devices

Mnemonic Spelling Devices

Teaching students mnemonic spelling devices is a great way to improve spelling.

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Groundhog Day Activities

Groundhog Day Activities

Check out these five ideas to use this Groundhog Day. Students will enjoy learning why we celebrate this holiday. The cookie recipe is not only delicious but cute. Be sure to download the free printables as well.

Groundhog Day Activity #1 [The Story Behind Groundhog Day]

Tradition says that if a groundhog comes out of its hole on February 2 and sees its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If there is no shadow, an early spring is predicted. Continue Reading

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An Ultimate List of FREE Foldable Organizers

The Ultimate List of Free Foldable Graphic Organizers ~ This is a great place to find free resources for all subject areas!

An Ultimate List of FREE Foldable Organizers

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Pencil Trivia

Pencil Trivia Bulletin Board

Pencil Trivia

Our school has bulletin boards up and down the hallways. Teachers take monthly turns adding student work to them. Often the bulletin boards reflect some major skill that has just been taught. Other times the bulletin boards are just fun. I thought for March 30, the day in history when the attached eraser to the pencil was patented, I would create a fun bulletin board.

Some Interesting Facts

On March 30, 1858, Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia patented the pencil with and eraser attached to the end. Before this bread crumbs were used as erasers. Continue Reading

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Black History Month Activity Scoot

Black History Month Activity - Scoot

Playing Scoot is a great Black History Month Activity. It turns using a set of task cards into a game. You play by placing one task card on each student’s desk. For easier recording, place the cards in numerical order. Give each student one copy of a sheet to record answers.

You may download this free printable activity at Teachers Pay Teachers.

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