From time to time I create something (I try to do this very little so the kids are the involved, but sometimes, it happens) to use in the classroom and think others might like to use it.  Here are those files.  Free.  Always.  Enjoy.

*Please feel free to share, but don't copy my work and sell it.  Thank you!

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Scaffolded Name Tags - Powerpoint File

These name tags are my way of scaffolding name writing at the beginning of the year.  There's a place for me to type the students name at the bottom of the tag and a large box for students to write their name above.  I'll have students write with a pencil and trace with a black marker and then color the whitespace.


Comic Book If/Then Unit 

Here's a short comic book unit I did with first grade.  I plan to do this with my kindergartners this year.  It was super engaging and a perfect way to end the year, although I think it would be awesome any time of the year.  I've blogged about the experience here.


Engagement Inventory

Jennifer Serravallo’s Engagement Inventory - free from the Heinemann Website