I've often thought "How did teachers plan before the internet existed?" I'm not creative enough to come up with all of the wonderful things I've found online. I use it for everything. I, as everyone else, am addicted to pinterest. Here are two projects I found and then made for my classroom.
This is the first time I am writing a blog using this app so the pics may not have worked. Don't worry. I will get them up soon :)
I have a question for all of my wonderful followers. What is your policy on pencils? I hate being so petty about something so simple but there HAS to be an idea out there that works. Just to give some background, I teach 4th and 5th grade. Students switch classes. I collect all students' pencils on the first day of school. I pass a pencil out on Monday morning to my homeroom so they can at least start out the week with a new pencil. I go through all of those pencils PLUS the thousand I purchase by January. I've tried different ideas like having a sharpened and unsharpened bin like others but my kids steal all of the pencils. What fabulous idea works for you?