I love the quote by Haim Ginott. It is so true, and rather mind boggling to realize the impact we have on students' lives, and the huge responsibility that entails. I designed this little poster, so that you can hang it up inside your teacher's cupboard or closet, as a gentle reminder. If you like it; print off some copies for your teacher friends and tuck them in their mailboxes, as a thoughtful way to wish them a wonderful year. May yours be filled with excitement and plenty of memory-making moments.
This apple "craftivity" is a super-fun way to reinforce addition and/or subtraction. If you teach older students, I've also included a template to make a multiplication apple game.
These mini notes of praise that a child can take home, are a quick & easy way to encourage your students and help build their self-esteem.
Read the directions to your students and have them color in this number grid appropriately. If they've followed the directions correctly, an apple will be revealed. This is a quick, easy and fun way to teach, review and assess: number recognition, spatial directions, ordinal numbers, diagonal lines, plus listening and following directions. This packet will be free for an entire year, after which time it will be updated & put in Diane's Dollar Deals in my TpT shop.
If you read the adorable book The Kissing Hand, by Aurdrey Penn, you're familiar with Chester an anxious little raccoon. Since he is such an endearing character for children, I thought I'd incorporate him into some fun hand's-on shape games and activities.
This packet will be FREE for an entire year, after which time it will be included in my jumbo Kissing Hand (Raccoon-Themed) Shape Packet available in my TpT shop. Click on the link to pop on over.
These "shapely apples" can be used as anchor chart posters, large flashcards, a bulletin board, and assessment tools. Make extra sets and use them for independent centers and games. Children can also choose their favorite shape and make a shapely apple of their own. A shape attributes worksheet is also included.
This is a quick, easy and fun apple-themed game to play with your students, to whole-group assess spatial directions.
I designed the folder flip files, as a way to introduce early elementary students to doing research and putting facts that they find interesting into their own words. These are a great precursor to reports that they'll later be writing.
Here's a quick, easy and fun writing prompt for back to school. Completed projects look awesome dangling from the ceiling, swirling and twirling as they wave so long to summer, and hello to a brand new school year.