Creative Ideas for Teachers

Creative ideas for teachers.. our new resource for primary grade educators. As a 9 year grade teacher in both 1st and 3rd grades with a Masters in Special Education, I have a love and passion for teaching. Here are some of my best units and lesson plans aligned to Common Core Standards, as well as engaging projects and games all created to foster a loving of learning in students. Plus brand new ideas for teachers for Kindergarten graduation ceremonies with lots of free printables! And a pretty and useful teacher appreciation gift idea!

My best selling units are available at my store at Teachers Pay Teachers, a fabulous marketplace where educators share their best units and practices. There are so many great ideas for teachers at this site. Sign up for free to access thousands of inexpensive, high quality downloadable lesson plans created by so many talented teachers. There are hundreds of free lessons and activities to download there also. Here are some of my most popular and some free seasonal classroom activities too!

guided reading lesson plan ideas

Want to implement Guided reading into your classroom? This one is for you! My best-seller ranked in the Top 50 of all published lesson plans! Included in this bundle is everything you need to implement guided reading in your classroom. In each guided reading session you will be hitting multiple Common Core Reading Standards.This is an excellent approach to teaching reading. You will be setting your students up for success by meeting them at their instructional level and giving them material that they can read! It is effective and enjoyable and will give you a ton of insight into each of your students as readers!
Included in this tool kit are directions for how to set up guided reading groups and daily routines, step by step directions for how to structure your guided reading sessions, management tips, a management idea "The Invisible Teacher", modifications for your lowest group, printable story element comprehension cards, timing suggestions, decoding strategies and a reproducible poster. Buy this now for $4.99

What if I told you that I can give you a recipe for centers that is not only simple, engaging and manageable but simultaneously solves another common classroom problem...what do the students who are finished early do while the others are still working on an assignment? Finished Early Centers promise to do exactly that!
Inside this packet you will find everything you need to implement centers in your classroom all year long. You will get a step by step guide that walks you through how to set up centers, how to manage the students, how to keep track of who goes where and what simple activities you can put at centers so that it is easy and doesn't require much maintenance. By the end of the year you will find it hard to believe that you ever taught in a classroom that didn't have them! Purchase for $3.99.

common core poster

The Common Core Standards are here to stay and it's time to make them a part of your classroom! Included are 44 vibrant, fun, colorful posters for every Common Core Standard for first grade reading and math. Hang them up and trade them out as you are teaching each standard to your students. It is a GREAT way to show off what your students are learning and these posters will brighten up any bulletin board or hallway display. Every poster has a cute kid graphic. For many the graphic specifically matches the concept! Each poster has an "I can" statement to show ownership and mastery. You can reuse these year after year. Your principal will be impressed and everyone who walks into your classroom will instantly know what your students are learning! What are you waiting for? Purchase these for $9.50

free thanksgiving printable

Games the Pilgrim Children Played.. a free download just for joining Teachers Pay Teachers.. you don't have to buy a thing! In addition to lesson plans for sale, there are 1,000's of free downloads for teachers. This freebie lets you incorporate the games Pilgrim children played and makes for a great addition to your Thanksgiving unit OR a fun idea for your own Thanksgiving afternoon. Run a Pilgrim Olympics.. see how our family ran a family Olympics on our summer vacation here! Download this freebie on Teachers Pay Teachers here!

This fun, interactive Thanksgiving activities super unit includes 10 activities and games across the curriculum that you can use in your classroom throughout November. The educational activities are aligned to the K-1 Common Core Standards in both language arts and math plus there are activities for social students and science. Every activity has directions and what you will need to be able to instantly do it with your students; just read the directions, print the student reproducibles, make copies and you will be ready to go! To see one full activity check out the preview download for additional slides.The whole kit is $6.99, purchase here!

 Kindergarten Graduation Ideas for Teachers

kindergarten graduation poem
kindergarten graduation song

A fun assortment of ideas for teachers for planning kindergarten graduation celebrations.  See our Over the Rainbow kindergarten poem to decorate your classroom.  Check out our Up and Away Fun, You're onto Grade 1 kindergarten graduation party ideas and finally our Kindergarten graduation sing a long!

Practical and Pretty Gift Ideas for Teachers

teacher gift idea
teacher gift craft

Look at these awesome BACK TO SCHOOL gifts, a SCHOOL SUPPLY CAKE. We made this for our favorite teachers.. so easy and they loved it.. We created a free downloadable instruction tutorial for this gift for teachers so you can make one or share with the Class Moms.  What a wonderful holiday gift this would make from the class.. all the supplies replenished for the second half of the year.. or a great Teacher Appreciation week gift! Or craft up this special APPLE for your new teacher.. this one is so easy the kids can make it and fill it with items off their back to school supplies list. Using the back to school supply list the teachers send will assure she will be using these in the classroom.  See how to make this special teacher gift! 

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Free Seasonal activities for classroom Fun

Enrichment games and activities for students that are easy and creative!

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