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26 Questions to Help Kids Know Themselves Better. Positive parenting and helping our children figure out who they are is powerful. Lets start creating resilient adults through helping children become stronger. Education Positive, Kids Education, Positive Discipline, Kids Discipline, Nutrition Education, Parenting Advice, Kids And Parenting, Parenting Classes, Parenting Quotes

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Journal prompts to help kids know themselves, gain self-awareness and self-acceptance. Parents and teachers can help children build self-understanding.

Thumbprint Self-Portrait. The kids make this based on their actual thumbprint and write a narrative about themselves. how old you are, things you like and don't like, your hopes and dreams for the future. LOVE this for the beginning of school! Middle School Art, Beginning Of School, First Day Of School, Art School, High School, Middle School Health, School Teacher, School Fun, Classe D'art

Thumbprint Self-Portrait • TeachKidsArt

Here’s a great idea I found on Pinterest…. You can see lots of inspiring examples here and here. I tried this lesson with my middle school students and they really had fun with it! For more detailed instructions with photos, tips, writing prompts, a student gallery, and fascinating fingerprint facts, check out my pdf on […]

Read alouds for growth mindset. Could have a bin in the classroom library for growth mindset. Social Emotional Learning, Social Skills, Visible Learning, Responsive Classroom, Classroom Community, Mentor Texts, Character Education, Beginning Of School, Middle School

Growth Mindset

Hi There! Lisa here, from Growing Firsties & I'm going to share a little bit about Growth Mindset today, which is based on Stanford Univers...

Elementary teacher looking for writing inspiration for Christmas classroom decoration ideas? This FREE template is the perfect way to celebrate kindness by having kids write acts they have seen and create a string of lights! The perfect Christmas craft fo Classroom Crafts, Classroom Fun, Classroom Activities, Holiday Classrooms, Preschool Bulletin, Future Classroom, Christmas Decorations For Classroom, Classroom Decoration Ideas, Year 3 Classroom Ideas

Unwrapping the Holidays: Writing Ideas

Unwrapping the Holidays: Writing Ideas. Students write acts of kindness that they saw other children doing. FREE TEMPLATE

Question Lesson Restating the Question Anchor Chart. Helps students visualize how to put the question in the answer!Restating the Question Anchor Chart. Helps students visualize how to put the question in the answer! 3rd Grade Writing, Third Grade Reading, 2nd Grade Ela, Fourth Grade, Grade 3, Second Grade, Guided Reading, Reading Practice, Close Reading

Restating the Question Lesson

Am I the only one who adds this skill to her plans ASAP for the new school year? As. Soon. As. Possible. It's crucial, and it's one of th...

Writing Summaries Year after year my students struggled with summaries, and then I started using this method for teaching summary writing. I will never again teach this skill without this summary anchor chart. Summary Writing, Writing Strategies, Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Essay Writing, Writing Curriculum, Teaching Ideas, Writing Ideas

Writing Summaries

Year after year my students struggled with summaries, and then I started using this method for teaching summary writing. Eureka! I will never again teach this skill without this summary anchor chart.

The most fun you've ever had introducing Literature Circles! A great way to introduce students to multiple books in a single setting and then they have input into which book they are to read for class. 5th Grade Reading, 6th Grade Ela, 5th Grade Books, 7th Grade Classroom, Ninth Grade, High School Classroom, Seventh Grade, Reading Activities, Teaching Reading

Host a Book Tasting in Your Classroom!

January is rolling along and my kids (both my school and actual kids) are finally readjusted to our routine after winter break. While in real life, I find January-March the three most difficult months to endure because the weather hurts my face, at school it's a different story. January-March are, I think, the BEST months of teaching! By this point, students are well-acclimated to the schedule and expectations, and there is no looming break to look forward to. The weather, as I already…

Teach Your Child to Read - Interactive Notebooks: Informational Texts (Simply Secondary) - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future. 7th Grade Ela, 6th Grade Reading, Middle School Reading, Eighth Grade, Science Notebooks, Interactive Notebooks, Reading Notebooks, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills

The Teal Paperclip | Bloglovin’

Use Bloglovin’ & never miss a post from the education blog The Teal Paperclip by Krisanna Miller.

Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year 6th Grade Reading, Middle School Reading, Middle School English, Poems For Middle School, 7th Grade Ela, Ninth Grade, Seventh Grade, Second Grade, Teaching Poetry

The Literary Maven: A Poem A Day: 30 Poems for Secondary Students During National Poetry Month (or Any Other Time of Year)

Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year.

Teach Your Child to Read Using Songs to Teach Compare and Contrast Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future. Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, Math Lessons, Reading Art, Comprehension Strategies, Music Activities

Teaching Compare and Contrast with Songs | Book Units Teacher

Using Songs to Teach Compare and Contrast

The most fun you've ever had introducing Literature Circles! A great way to introduce students to multiple books in a single setting and then they have input into which book they are to read for class. 5th Grade Reading, 6th Grade Ela, 5th Grade Books, 7th Grade Classroom, Ninth Grade, High School Classroom, Seventh Grade, Reading Activities, Teaching Reading

Host a Book Tasting in Your Classroom!

The most fun you've ever had introducing Literature Circles! Check out this blog post for details!

Summarizing Nonfiction Text Anchor Chart- The author modeled how to write a nonfiction summary after reading a social studies lesson from a textbook. Summarizing Anchor Chart, Summary Anchor Chart, Ela Anchor Charts, Reading Anchor Charts, Summary Writing, Writing Ideas, Reading Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Reading Resources

Summarizing Nonfiction Text During a Social Studies Lesson (with a free graphic organizer!) (Crafting-Connections.blogspot.com)

In the past, teaching students to write nonfiction summaries was probably my least favorite ELA topic to teach. Why? I didn't feel like I was very good at writing them myself! Narrowing down paragrap