Summary Anchor Chart

Collection by Christi Calvert

Christi Calvert
Clever --get the brackets from Lowes. Paint them, then glue each one together to make a great magazine, book, or mail holder | For my desk.

How to Build a Magazine Rack

Reader April Monroe gets help making a fancy file to hold her collection of TOH issues

Story Bags - put a few random items in a paper bag, and kids can write creative stories about them!- or make art using pictures from the bags :)

Rainy Day Boredom Buster: DIY Story in a Bag

We are starting to pull out some old standby activities for the upcoming stretch of indoor activities we will inevitably need. While giving our son’s closet a much needed overhaul, we repurposed some of those “treasures” that needed a new reason for being by making a few Story Bags.OK, so maybe the top photo doesn’t look like much of a transformation but after dredging through the heap of tiny toy-thingys we were able to make much better use of many of the items.

File Folder Paper Organizer Tutorial

File Folder Paper Organizer Tutorial

Inspiring Ideas for ReMarkable Homemaking: crafts, recipes, decorating, organizing, parties, and more!

Appreciation "Sweet" Notes

Teacher Appreciation: Sweet Notes

As part of Teacher Appreciation week, the kids were asked to bring notes to the staff and teachers. I thought it would be fun to spic...


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Amy Lemons provides teaching tips and resources for teachers of elementary school students with access to a free resource library.

Parent Night/ Open House Ideas.  So many cute ideas!

Parent Night

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One of my favorite ways to teach summary.. Summarization anchor chart

Life in First Grade

"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." -Jacqueline Kennedy

Figurative Language bookmark

Mcdonald Publishing Mc-K1184 Figurative Language Bookmarks

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writer's workshop

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Language Arts Ideas!

In this post there are a lot of wonderful ideas for the teaching of Language Arts. I have tried to put in some ideas for the older kids. I am sure you can add these to your already teeming imagination. Egg Twisters! Sorting Sticks

Student Tracker Board-easily keeps track of where the kiddos are. (Also a really grade blog)

I Made It: The Student Tracker Board

I got a lot of comments on my last post about this lovely board I made for my classroom: Ok so I totally got this idea from Pinterest but I can't find the pin now! Aaaggh! So if you pinned this originally please let me know so I can give you credit! Here's my quick and easy tutorial! Materials Needed: - cookie sheet (I got mine at walmart but you could use a dollar store one too) - round magnets (again from walmart, they come in a pack of 50) - hot glue gun and sticks - pretty ribbon…