First Week Visual Plans and a Sneak Peek Assessment Strategy

Hey everyone! I have been super busy this last week getting my classroom ready for students next week. I wanted to take a minute a share my first week plans. 

You can download the PDF version with clickable links HERE!

On another note, I got the opportunity to observe another teacher last year and she just so happened to be moved to my 3rd grade team this year! Anyway, she used a really cool assessment strategy in her classroom and I fell in love with it! 

Here is a sneak peek! 

I will be posting more on this later on when I have live action shots from my students next week! Check back! You don't want to miss it!

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Collaboration Ideas for the Classroom

I am one of the author's over at the Owl-ways Be Inspired Collaborative Blog and it's been forever since I posted anything over there! If you have never had a chance to check it out, you should! 

I just posted some great ideas on how you can get your students to engage in meaningful collaboration in your classroom! 

Just click the Owl Blog button below to head on over and check out all of the ideas! I would love to hear how you can adapt and use them in your own classroom!

Teacher Binder and Tool Kit

I have been wanting to create something like this for my classroom for a long, LONG time and I finally found the time and the motivation to do it. I tried to think of every single thing I could think of that I would need or use throughout the school year. 

Here is what I included:

There are many other pages that are not included in the preview here! There are 185 pages included in the file!

You can purchase your own set by clicking my blog button below!

I would love to hear if there is anything else you think I am missing that you would like to see included. I could include an add on pack later on if there are enough suggestions. ;)

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Hint: See the picture below! =)

End of the Year Fun

I had seen this idea for the end of the balloon rewards and I knew this was the thing for my classes (which is why there are two sets of balloons!) Students earned the reward inside the balloon if they didn't erase the three letters in POP by the end of the day. 

For the picnic day, I told the kids to bring a towel or a blanket. We read outside and we ate lunch outside! It was so relaxing and the kids loved it!

I made a list of Minute to Win it Games with links to the blueprint videos on Youtube and a list of materials for each game! You can download a copy HERE

I used the penny boat afloat experiment. You can read more about this HERE

See the video below for our fun dance party! =)