The versatile picture dictionary can be used in many ways to enrich vocabulary. Here is one way to use them for classifying and categorizing words.

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What's more fun than searching for pictures in an "I Spy" type of collage? Making one yourself and then "trying it out" on your friends! You'll find complete directions and a student's finished product here. 

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Be a spelling slueth! Find words within big words. Make new words from the letters of big words. These tasks are a blast! Only takes a little time, but involves a whole lot of learning!

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How do you introduce color recognition and color names? Do you focus the "basic 8"? Would you like your students (even the youngest)to expand their perception of color?

These are fun and easy ideas you can share with the kids!

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If you're thinking about converting from desks to tables, here's a few ideas for you!

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Start the new school year off with this positive ice breaker. No age limits!!!!

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Don't you sometimes wish that you could "freeze time"? What is meant by "Turn Over A New Leaf"?  These beginning and end of the year activities may have your students finding answers to these questions!

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Here's a nice little quote for the kids to ponder! 

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FREE Back to School Movie Ticket Name Tags. Don't forget the popcorn!

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Posted by Margo Gentile on Aug 25, 2014 under ,

Students introduce themselves to other classmates through a poem and puppets. Make apple puppets for beginning of the year apple poem.

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