In recent years, I have found that the concept of interactive notebooks is a great way for kids to gain meaning and understanding from what they are learning.  The elements in the notebook are three dimensional which allows the students to interact visually and kinetically with their learning.  They also promote the long term retention of skills.  Young learners, especially ESL students benefit from the combination of written and visual elements in the…

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I had a request from a teaching buddy to add a “generic” print and go award for Perfect Attendance.  So, in addition to the fully customizable version included in the bundle, here is a one-size-fits-all version that will work for both boys and girls.  You can download it here as a FREEBIE. This award matches perfectly with the other editable and customizable awards in the End of the Year Awards…

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I love reading through all of the 4th Grade Frolic’s Made It Monday Links because it is a sure way to get the creative juices flowing!  I finished this huge classroom “made-it” project just in time to join in on the fun!  The end of the year awards day ceremony is one the most anticipated days of the year for a child….second only to field day maybe.  It is a…

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Geometry is one of my favorite math units to teach because there are so many fun and meaningful activities for the kids to work on.  We just completed our unit on Geometry and I wanted to share pictures from some of the kids’ favorite activities.   We began our geometry unit with this book.  In this book, Matt and Bibi travel to Egypt to help find the hidden burial chamber…

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  I am enjoying Spring Break this week, but I wanted to share a FREEBIE that I will be using when I return back to school.  This FREEBIE is part of my Shamrock Telling Time Unit that I will be using throughout the week.  If your are looking for more seasonal telling time practice….check this out!  

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