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Here are a handful of great ideas from teachers across the country. All of the ideas are free! :) Check out these awesome posts! :)

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What is Mental Math? Well, answer is quite simple, mental math is nothing but simple calculations done in your head, that is, mentally. Fourth Grade Math, 4th Grade Classroom, Future Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Math For Kids, Fun Math, Math Math, Math Resources, Math Activities

Fifth with Ms. Smith (Haley)’s Instagram post: “Student engagement doesn’t have to be crazy over the top classroom transformations (although I do like those 😍). It can be a simple as…”

Student engagement doesn�t have to be crazy over the top classroom transformations (although I do like those

Underground Railroad Lessons for the Primary Classroom Teaching Reading, Learning, Teaching Ideas, Wordless Book, 2nd Grade Activities, Primary Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Underground Railroad, Elementary Library

Underground Railroad Lessons for the Primary Classroom - Mrs. Russell's Room

Each year, I teach my students about the work of Harriet Tubman and each year, I think it gets even better! Each year, I add something to it to deepen my students’ understanding. It’s been fun to work on making my lessons even more engaging and then checking their understanding. This year in particular, I...Read More »

Bright Ideas: STEM for Primary Grades-- Students use marshmallows to build a structure for a STEM project. 3rd Grade Science Projects, First Grade Science, Primary Science, Third Grade Math, Stem Projects, Science Classroom, Teaching Science, Science For Kids, Science Fun

Bright Ideas: STEM for Firsties - Mrs. Russell's Room

Bright Ideas: STEM for Primary Grades-- Students use marshmallows to build a structure for a STEM project.

Interactive Learning With Miss Stefany: Virtual Field Trips For Middle Schoolers Instructional Technology, Instructional Strategies, Educational Technology, Computer Lab Classroom, Flipped Classroom, Career Day, Problem Based Learning, Digital Storytelling, Blended Learning

Choice Boards 101 - Mrs. Russell's Room

Hello everyone! I’m participating in the Fresh Ideas For Teachers Blog Hop and Giveaway hosted by Amy Menzi. Thanks so much for stopping in to learn about how I started using choice boards! This year, I’ve been privileged to explore the world of personalized learning. Students in my classroom get to choose a pathway to...Read More »

Grade Thoughts: Labeling Plastic Drawers/Bins/Shelves the Easy Way! 3rd Grade Thoughts, Area And Perimeter, Plastic Drawers, Classroom Organization, Organizing, Fractions, Math Centers, Shelves, Teaching

Labeling Plastic Drawers/Bins/Shelves the Easy Way!

Great ideas for organizing math centers.

Rethinking Homework with this spelling bingo pack Spelling Word Games, Spelling Worksheets, Spelling Lists, Spelling Activities, Learning Activities, Activities For Kids, School Fun, School Ideas, Little Learners

Rethinking Homework - Mrs. Russell's Room

Looking for a way to give students autonomy with their homework? Try a choice board for spelling assignments! :)

 Russell's Room: 15 Sappy End of the Year Slideshow Songs - Colorful Dreams Kindergarten Nursery End Of The Year Celebration, End Of Year Party, End Of School Year, Summer School, Kindergarten Graduation Songs, 5th Grade Graduation, Graduation Ideas, College Graduation, Lounges

15 Sappy End of the Year Slideshow Songs - Mrs. Russell's Room

Looking for some sappy end of the year songs? Check out this list of old and new songs to round out your end of the year slideshow!

Looking for teachers of color to follow?  Here are eight of my go tos! :) Great bloggers with wonderful content for a variety of ages. National Board, Back To School Essentials, New Teachers, Eight, Professional Development, Change The World, Education, Bright Ideas, Teaching Ideas

Eight Edu-bloggers of Color to Follow - Mrs. Russell's Room

Looking for teachers of color to follow? Here are eight of my go tos! :) Great bloggers with wonderful content for a variety of ages.

5 Ways to Use Clothespins in the Classroom. I have seen clothespins used for a… Classroom Hacks, Classroom Organisation, Classroom Design, Classroom Decor, Classroom Management, Classroom Supplies, Future Classroom, Reggio Classroom, Teacher Organization

5 Ways to Use Clothespins in the Classroom - Mrs. Richardson's Class

5 Ways to Use Clothespins in the Classroom--love the 2nd idea!

I ditched my reading log and now I do this… Reading Homework, Reading At Home, Reading Logs, 3rd Grade Reading, Reading Response, Reading Intervention, Guided Reading, Teaching Reading, Kindergarten Reading Log

I ditched my reading log and now I do this... - Mrs. Russell's Room

Just some thoughts on the traditional reading log

Purpose with Scholastic Love this simple strategy for using old Scholastic Book Flyers to teach author's purpose!Love this simple strategy for using old Scholastic Book Flyers to teach author's purpose! 2nd Grade Ela, Third Grade Reading, 3rd Grade Classroom, Second Grade, Classroom Ideas, Fourth Grade, Grade 2, 2nd Grade Centers, 2nd Grade Writing

Author's Purpose with Scholastic

Use old Scholastic Book Flyers to incorporate #authorspurpose lessons

"When the writing gets flowing, the capitals aren't showing." A very cool idea for getting firsties to remember to use capital letters, from Fluttering Through First Grade: Cool Blue Capitals Teaching First Grade, First Grade Classroom, Classroom Fun, Classroom Organization, Classroom Language, Classroom Helpers, Classroom Hacks, Classroom Activities, Classroom Management

Fluttering Through the Grades -

Cool Blue Capitals ~ Editing for Capital Letters. Love this free idea! (Appropriate for first grade.)

Quiet critters: In times of quite needed, pass out quiet critters. Take away from those caught talking. At the end of the activity, anyone who still has a quiet critter gets a prize, point, or whatever system used. Quiet critters: In times o Classroom Behavior Management, Behaviour Management, Classroom Organisation, Classroom Ideas, School Organization, Management Tips, Classroom Prizes, Quiet Critters, Beginning Of School

Basically, you make the quiet critters with a pom-pom, heart-shaped foam piece (for the feet) and mini wiggle eyes. I tell my students that my "quiet critters" need a friend to take care of them, but they only can survive/like QUIET friends. GUESS WHAT? Instantly quiet class. The kids love them. My kids have named their quiet critters and made homes for them.