114 Tips to Create a STEAM Makerspace in Schools | Education Closet
Do you ever wonder what you should include in a STEAM makerspace in schools? Here's a complete list of everything you'll need for maximum classroom impact.
Reading Response Sentence Stem Anchor Charts
These mini and standard size reading response stem charts are perfect for your wall or reading response journals. There are 12 categories that include over 80 sentence starters in which students would routinely respond. Each chart gives students multiple ways to begin their written response to elimi...
Math Word Walls have been a total game changer in my classroom! Now my First Grade students actively use the vocabulary cards on bulletin board to remind them of key concepts. These Math Word Wall Cards are also available for Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade!
Sight Words Centers | Sight Word Practice | Word Work Centers
Looking for fun independent sight word centers for your kindergarten, first grade, or second grade class? Use these hands on activities with any high frequency word or spelling list. Visual directions make them easy to teach and prep!
STEM Challenges for School and Home - Monthly!
Start thinking S.T.E.M. ! Send these sheets home with your students once every month so that parents can also get involved in STEM learning! These have been created with easy to find and inexpensive items to encourage participation. We display the projects that students bring in the school. Stud...
Reading At Home - Tips For Parents
Hi everyone, If you follow my Facebook page, you might already have seen this... I wrote an article for Scholar's Choice (Canada's teacher store) this month and I thought it might interest you! It's all about reading at home. I included tips for parents and information on integrating reading into our daily family activities. This article also has information on choosing appropriate level books, helping a beginning reader, developing comprehension skills, and practicing fluency. Go take a…
Text Evidence Color Coding Freebie | Text Evidence Freebie for 3rd - 5th Grades
This Text Evidence Color Coding Passage Freebie in print and digital will help your students practice finding relevant text evidence. The text evidence Fireflies passages are differentiated into three levels (which look the same at first glance) and work well in reading centers, for one on one, for ...
Dealing with Oppositional Defiant Disorder? 18 Tips for Parents and Teachers
18 Oppositional Defiant Disorder Strategies | If you’re looking for behavior management tips and tricks to make parenting a child with ODD easier, look no further! From behavior charts to logical consequences to anger management tips for kids, these ideas are perfect for overwhelmed parents and teachers with ODD kids in their classroom. #ODD #oppositionaldefiantdisoder #ADHD #positiveparenting #autism #angermanagement #specialneedsparenting #behaviormanagement
Getting Started With STEM
I'm starting a short mini-series on some things I want to try during this school year. Join me on this journey by following along - I'd love to hear what new things you are trying this year! Make sure to read all of this - there are TONS of FREEBIES linked up to help you get started too! Getting started with STEM! First, I want to say that I am in the same boat as most of you - I am a beginner. I started doing research when I saw this coming up more and more and since I will be teaching 4th…
30 Days of STEM Challenges - Free Printable! - Mom For All Seasons
Are you ready to have lots of fun with STEM Challenges? These activities will keep your homeschoolers entertained for hours. They will also promote learning in Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math! This free printable features 30 days of STEM challenge ideas. You can choose to do one each day, picking the one that corresponds with ... Read More about 30 Days of STEM Challenges – Free Printable!
30 days of STEM Activities - STEM Challenge - Natural Beach Living
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TARGETED Guided Reading
Our job as teachers is by no means easy. People outside the education field often comment that teaching first graders must be fun. Well, yes. At times we have great fun, and I enjoy and love my students dearly. I wouldn't do this job if I didn't absolutely love it because in order to be effective, teaching is time-consuming and very hard work. Plain and simple. Take guided reading for example. Planning for 4 different groups is where I spend a great amount of my planning time. I spend so…
FREE Making Inferences Passage
This free Koko the Gorilla Inference passage will help your fourth and fifth grade students practice making inferences while learning about a gorilla who communicates using sign language. The passage may be used for reader's workshop, guided reading, reading centers, independent work, homework, or f...
Reader's Notes Foldable sheets for annotating any novel, grades 6-12
Reader's Notes Foldables help students to annotate their reading books! Students simply fold the note sheets over the pages of their books and take notes on methods of characterization, plot, literary devices, or plot/setting/character analysis. Reader's Notes Foldables were created with you and y...
Top 10 Read Alouds for Elementary STEM
Most elementary teachers know just how powerful a carefully selected read aloud can be. Picture books can instantly captivate a squirmy class of first graders, bring wide-eyed wonder to middle elementary, and spark deep and intellectual discussions with upper grades. One of my favorite ways to use read alouds with my little ones is use them to kick off STEM Challenges, and over the years, I've developed some favorites that I return to again and again for many reasons. They're perfect for…