It's that time of year again! Time for the 100th Day of School and Valentine's Day! One of the things that confounded me for a few years was how to acknowledge and celebrate the 100th Day of School and Valentine’s Day when they so often occur
Random Acts of Kindness Student Engagement Activity If you want to build a strong and caring classroom community then this Random Acts of Kindness activity is for you! Included in this 8-page unit is: →Acts of Kindness Activity Board (1-page)
This idea was inspired by The Kindness and Justice Challenge proposed by Martin Luther King III and Coretta Scott King in 1999 through an organization called DoSomething.org. The intent of the challenge is to keep Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream
Need a quick explanation of speech therapy for a staff in-service or parent informational meeting? Then this is what you are looking for! This powerpoint presentation designed for use by a speech-language pathologist, and contains a brief overview
Use this fun Super Hero Buddy Page to get to know your buddies from another grade! Or use it to get to know another friend in class! You get four legal size pages. One is for a girl/girl buddy, a boy/boy buddy, boy/girl and a girl/boy buddy.
Are you inspired to teach your students about the true meaning of the holiday season- the importance of kindness and service towards others? I created the unit because the group of students I have this year really need explicit examples of
Life Skills for Special Education DVD Work Task Sort provides an assortment of DVD cover images and DVD's to match and sort. This can also be used as a high interest reading activity for students who require extra reading practice. With 20 DVD's
Christmas Gifts: This packet is full of gift basket ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week, Christmas, the end of the school year, fundraising or all year long! You will love this resource of time and money saving ideas! Use these ideas as an
Now 30 classroom jobs with owl graphics. Bathroom monitor job labels are gender specific. These labels have one with a girl and one with a boy. Job labels include image and name of job. Great for use in pre-school and elementary classrooms. Labels
Here is a freebie to assist students in your classroom who have Autism. I would print out the schedule and picture symbols on cardstock. (If helpful, print out two schedule cards and then glue them to the back of each other) Then I would cut out
It's Back to School time - plan ahead for a great school year! Problem solving is a critical career readiness skill. Teach your students to begin thinking of others and the problems our world faces. Great for the beginning of the year, Open
Reading Fluency - How to Assess and Develop Handout. Informational handout on reading fluency, how it is defined, measured, and developed. Includes a table of recommended reading rates and norms, and a list or websites and resources to get you
Gifts: Here are over 200 craft recipe ideas for gifts in jar! These crafts are great for service learning, school fundraisers, pay it forward projects, entrepreneur adventures and your own personal gift giving! It is a fabulous crafts resource to
Included in this set are 7 posters for a year of teaching character development in your classroom. Character traits included: -responsibility -respect -courage -integrity -kindness -self-discipline -perseverance Each poster has a colorful polka
Parent Conference - 27 Tips for Good Communication. Communicating with parents is one of the most important things we do as teachers. When we can work together with a child's parents toward common goals, we improve the atmosphere for learning. Here
This is a fun activity to do with your students to teach random acts of kindness! At the beginning of the week, give each student a manilla envelope labeled with "Top Secret" and their name. The students will be assigned another student in the
FREE CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION FOR EARTH DAY ... or for other "green" activities you may do with your students. We are all "care-takers" of the earth, and have ownership in keeping our environment clean and green! Think of some activities you can
This is a PDF document containing the IB Learner Profile words with descriptions written in kid friendly language. I teach at a non-IB school that uses the Learner Profile so I have included the IB words as well as the extra words that my current
Combine scientific classification using dichotomous classification keys with holiday fun and community service! Teach your middle and high school students how to use a dichotomous classification key while instructing them on the importance of
This booklet can be used for first and second graders. The first part talks about different types of communities such as rural, urban, and suburban. (The DVD "My Community, What is a Community?" by Schlessinger Media is a good intro) It gives
Classroom Economy Quick-Start Pack was created to implement a classroom economy after research and decisions as to how you wish to run your own classroom. There are many variations and different methods out there for you to research and decide how
Cookies in a Jar: This is a wonderful activity for students to make as a craft fundraiser, entrepreneur project or as Pay it Forward gifts to donate! These gifts in a jar would also make great winter gifts for all of your teacher friends! First,
Recipe for Action: The Peanut Butter and Jelly Project The PB and J Project is a hands-on cooking and service activity designed to help students understand the concept of hunger in their community and empower them to do something about it.
Have you ever wanted to honor your community's veterans in your classroom or school but just aren't sure where to start? The Veteran's Day holiday provides an incredible opportunity to expose students to real-life learning experiences. This guide
Here's a forever-freebie pack to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness all year long with your students. There are 24 inspirational ideas, plus a page of "You've Been RAK-ed! Pass It On" messages. I printed out several pages on assorted colored paper
Community Service Projects - Project Based Learning This product will be useful in helping you find ways to reach out to your community and help in doing for others. I know that it is a goal of many schools to reach out to their local community
This RESPECT model supplies a common language of exactly what respect means when modeling appropriate behavior in schools. It also reflects appropriate behavior choices for lifelong learners. Each letter has a picture and theme relating to respect
Picture set of 6 (similar to that featured in the CELF) with 55 directions Terms include: Inclusion/exclusion terms (All, except, all but, and) Location terms (Between, separated, left) Sequencing terms (First, second, last, next, third,
This literature unit includes several pre-reading activities: including a draft activity and student-friendly informational packet. There are also 8 assessments included to be able to gain knowledge to your students' understanding of the novel.
Language Difficulty Indicators Handout. A list of 16 indicators, such as limited vocabulary or delayed responses, that a child is having difficulties processing language, and may need special services or extra help. Updated March 2015. Be the
Many teachers, parents and administrators ask me to define executive functioning. In fact, it's my most requested presentation topic. It's a fairly common term in education these days, and accommodating those that struggle with executive
In this project students create an event to educate teen parents (peers) about aspects of pregnancy, birth and parenting. Students will be reviewing content that they have studied and creating a 'product' in which they could educate others.
Students plan and carry out their own community service project to learn how to be a part of a community. Students learn that even though they are young, they can be a valuable asset within their city. Students complete forms to help them plan,
This is an activity that includes: A Sample identification card Teaching Cards for lesson information Problem Solving Questions Glossary of Vocabulary related to identification cards Blank Identifications Cards Acitvity: Who is safe to show your
Use this student council packet to sign students up whom are interested in running for office. There is a checklist, timeline template, description of officers, grade assignment sheet that needs to be filled out by teacher, parent/student contract,
We all must admit that kids love movies. A movie analysis is an effective educational strategy that influences the building of a culturally diverse community that does not limit itself to the classroom and traditional classroom resources. When the
Quick look at a student's IEP quick overview that teachers, special educators and aides can carry to different classrooms
Need a creative way to craft the patterns of the sky with a project for students? Directions for this series of patterns of constellations can be sewn on fabric, wired on wood planes or woven with yarn on card stock. There are multiple basic
A 10 day unit focusing on citizenship, characteristics of a good citizen, and what it means/ looks like to be a good citizen. There is a service project included, a class art project, and a short citizenship essay to conclude the unit. Included:
Strategies for Teaching Different Learning Styles PowerPoint. Useful strategies and activities for different learning styles. Animated and colorful slides. There are several theories related to learning styles and multiple intelligences. Effective
This is a short social story about saying "Good morning". It is a power point that can be shown as a slideshow or printed out and drawn on to make personal. It is great for children with autism or social needs!
I created this sheet to help students learn to be respectful. After you teach a lesson (or lessons) on how to be respectful, give students this sheet and ask them to do respectful acts. Students have to do four things to show respect for:
This packet has a writing activity that will help K-2 students write to inform or explain while using their imagination! After reading descriptions online of animals at your local animal shelter, your students can try their hand at writing
This is a packet of reward charts for you to print and put together and bind for the child to be able to look at and add their reward bucks throughout the day. The reward bucks are SO CUTE - mellonheadz did an awesome job. I added amounts to the
This is an application for students wanting to run for student council. It asks for information such as other extracurricular responsibilities, grades in current classes and their intentions for becoming involved in student government.
Growth Mindset and the Caring Classroom are top priorities for me this year. So, I just made these Superpower Posters to display throughout the year. The following posters are included: What's your superpower? I learn! I solve problems! I keep
**NEWLY UPDATED** This is a great tool to use for an intermediate elementary or middle school class meeting or service project. The first pages have prompting questions for students that require thoughtful responses in creating a "Pay It Forward"
Use these coupons with your students to encourage them to show kindness towards others. This download includes coupon book covers as well as coupon pages with key phrases written for your students in both English and Spanish.
Like most schools, we have a few bullies and a lot of bystanders who don’t always know the right thing to do when they see bullying happen. This is an activity designed to help your students discover who they really are on the inside. It’s
Are you looking for a way to help students feel empathy and empowerment? To turn them into active problem-solvers? How about starting a service learning club in your school? Service learning is the ultimate win-win situation---someone is helped or
This product is filled with ideas, printables, and all the resources you need to create and inspire a community of givers. I use a bulletin board in my classroom that is dedicated to celebrating Random Acts of Kindness that my students do for each
Use this service learning project zip file to for a fun and CCSS-aligned project! *Pick and choose from 20+ activities for a 10 minute or 10 week project for any age group. FUN ELA or Art Project! PLUS NO PREP fundraiser guide: step-by-step