Ten Pin Linky: Back to School!

Hey, y'all!  It's almost that time again.  
We start school August 7!

I'm linking up with Just Reed
 to share my top ten *back to school* pins!

Click on the pics to go to the pin on Pinterest!  Also, click the link under the picture to go to the original source.

{1}  Back to School Treat!

I made the cupcakes a couple of years and they were a hit!  
I think I'm going to try the Jell-o version this year.  :)

{2} Family Glyph

{3} Word of the Day

Great for learning names!


{4} Germs!

{5} Picture Expectations

Take pictures of students doing tasks the *correct* way and post in classroom to refer to throughout the year.

{8} Jitter Juice

This will be a fun drink to have along with those cupcakes or Jell-0!  :)
{9} School Family Tree

{10} Heart of Hands

Too cute!  I think this will be great for building classroom community.  :)

Link up with Just Reed and share your favorite back to school ideas!

Happy Summer!


Ten Pin Linky: Science and Social Studies

Hey, y'all! I'm linking up with Just Reed
 to share my top ten *science and social studies* pins!

{1}  Science Center
Love this set up for exploring!
Source: http://earlylife.com.au

{2} Sound Eggs
Shake and sort by sound!
{3} Where We Live
These nesting cans would be great to help teach the concept.
Source: http://firstgradetothecore.blogspot.com/2011/07/nesting-cans-activity.html

{4} Make it Rain
{5} Pet Cloud
Just a fun extra for the kids!
{6} Edible Landforms
{7} Grass Heads
{8} Fall Leaf Sort
{9} Landforms Flip Book
{10} Weather Windows
Draw a weather scene and describe it!
Source: http://www.lessonplandiva.com/2011/08/we-started-our-weather-unit.html

Now, go link up with Just Reed and share your favorite science and social studies ideas!

Happy Summer!


Ten Pin Linky: Reading!

Hey, y'all! I'm linking up with Just Reed
 to share my top ten *reading* pins!

Click the pics to go to the pins in Pinterest!

{1}  Story Trays

Students can sequence pictures or sentences from stories.


{2} Fiction vs. Nonfiction

Sort text and/or pictures.

{3} Sticky Note Retelling

{4} Main Idea

Students guess what the main idea could be based on the pictures.  Great way to introduce this skill!

{5} Cross-Checking

Great visual reminder!

{6} Story Elements

Awesome poster to display!

{7} Sticky Note Story Elements

I love sticky notes! :)  Students can contribute as a whole group or let small groups make their own posters.

{8} Teach a puppy to read!

Cute activity for practicing sight words!

{9} Where's the bear?

Fun game for sight word practice.

{10} Reader Respect

I like the idea of using "reader respect" as the title.  I had the exact same rules on a chart last year, but I think having the word *respect* would help remind the students WHY they are doing these things.

Now, go link up with Just Reed and share your favorite reading ideas!

Happy Summer!