Reflective Writing Lesson (Inspired by Dr Seuss's Oh The Places You'll Go)

Reflective Writing Lesson (Inspired by Dr Seuss's Oh The Places You'll Go)

What a better way to inspire your kiddos than applying concepts from Dr. Seuss' book "Oh The Places You'll Go". You will need the book to complete this lesson, but there are multiple digital and read aloud version online (Youtube offers some good options). Included in this packet is a clear step by step lesson for teachers as well as a planning sheet and differentiated formats for final copies that students can use. Aligned to the ideas in the Leader In Me Program, students can begin with the end in mind and reflect on where they want to go, and what they have to do to get there, while tying in concepts from the book!
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Backwards Life Planning Research Project

Backwards Life Planning Research Project

Aligned with Leader In Me's idea go beginning with the end in mind, this interactive and student-centered research projects, pushes students to think through some of the details of their next steps. Pushing students being just saying they want to be an NFL player or a police officer, this week long project pushes students through a variety of areas of research focusing on what they want to be when the grow up, where they want to go to college, the various expenses affiliated with living on your own in college, the expenses of living in a certain area, and then the necessary grades and other components that colleges look for. Using websites like glassdoor.com and various college websites will massively support students with this project. Hopefully their findings ground them in what their next steps look like and push them to apply math skills, research skills, reading skills, and ultimately help plan for their future!
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Geometry Vocabulary Station Rotation Lesson Plan (Grades 3-6)

Geometry Vocabulary Station Rotation Lesson Plan (Grades 3-6)

Check out this all-inclusive lesson packet for geometry stations. Included with worksheets, directions, station labels and so much more, this bundle will take care of an entire lesson on triangles, labelling them, describing them, identifying different polygons, identifying 3-D shapes, and explaining different angles. Some materials are needed to take this lesson to the next level including the following: scissors, construction paper, glue, and then something straight like popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, straws, or toothpicks. • Station 1 - Triangles will be labelled based on their sides and based on their angles (5.GB.3) • Station 2 - Label the 2-D polygons based on the number of sides (5.GB.4) • Station 3 - Create and describe angles based on given labels (4.GA.1) • Station 4 - Identify each of the three dimensional shapes with a label (6.GA.4)
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Multipurpose School Event Sign In Sheet Template Form

Multipurpose School Event Sign In Sheet Template Form

Whatever the event may be, check out this simple and purposeful form to generate documentation of attendance and key components. There are 20 lines, and three sections on the side for the even name, the date and time as well as any notes. This is a great way to collect data for later reference, and is presented in a school-friendly format. Be sure to check out some of our other stakeholder-related forms such as Parent Teacher Conference Request Form, and Volunteer Request Forms.
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4th Grade Science Yearly Pre/Post Assessment 40 Multiple Choice Questions

4th Grade Science Yearly Pre/Post Assessment 40 Multiple Choice Questions

Check out this wholistic fourth grade assessment that covers all things expected for 4th grade students to know. It is presented in 40 multiple choice questions including graphs, visuals, pictures, etc. This can be used as a valuable benchmark to monitor student growth but can also be used as a pre-test for the beginning of the year to identify struggling concepts as well as an assessment at the end of the year to show growth. A bubble sheet is included as well to simplify grading. Topics include animal adaptations, friction and energy, plant life cycles, insects, ecosystems and more. An answer key has been included for your convenience.
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Best Unit of Measurement (choosing the most appropriate unit) Assessment

Best Unit of Measurement (choosing the most appropriate unit) Assessment

Check out this 15 question multiple choice assessment that covers choosing the best form of length measurement. Students will choose between various customary and metric system options that are most appropriate for the object or circumstance presented. This can easily be adapted as a quiz, test, worksheet, study guide and much more. An answer key has been included for your convenience.
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Student Self Awareness Inventory Template

Student Self Awareness Inventory Template

Expedite getting to know your students through this self-reflective process of thinking through strengths and weaknesses. Separated into four color-coded sections, this inventory looks into academics, morals, social components, and future potential. Presented in a likert scale format, students will choose from four responses for each prompt that is either a smiley face, frowning face, straight face or a question mark. This is a great way to promote ownership over strengths and weaknesses as well as offer valuable insight into your students on the front end. Be sure to check out other get to know you surveys as well!
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Writing Skills Printable Rubric

Writing Skills Printable Rubric

Ensure a consistent message when grading papers, with this simple, clear, and detailed printable rubric that is meant to be attached to students' papers when once submitted. For transparency purposes, we suggest sharing the rubric on the front end as well, so students know what to have in order to be successful. Included in this well-formed rubric is allocated points for components such as title, indents, neatness, supporting details, punctuation and more!
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Types of Rocks Assessment

Types of Rocks Assessment

This 13-question assessment can offer valuable insight into students' understanding of rocks including the properties of metamorphic, sedimentary, and igneous. Questions posed include their origins, how they are formed, what they look like and more. There is a word bank to facilitate spelling but it is just of the three types of rocks. At the bottom there are bonus questions prompting for specific examples of each. This can easily be differentiated as a classwork assignmet, independent work, a quiz or a test. An answer key has been included for your convenience!
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Vertically Aligned Progression of Florida Science Sunshine State Standards

Vertically Aligned Progression of Florida Science Sunshine State Standards

Take your science instruction to the next level while you fully understand exactly where your students came from and where they are going. This vertical alignment of standards is content-organized and color coded for simple reference. Based on the Florida Sunshine Standards from 2008 (still being used) this packet clearly articulates the gap in instruction for certain grade levels, when items are scaffolded, when they pick up, and when they drop off. This is great for interventions, acceleration, filling gaps, and so much more!
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Units of Measurement Guided Notes

Units of Measurement Guided Notes

Check out this clear and well-organized guided notes template that covers the tool and approximate length of the customary units of measurement. Presented in a table format on the top and six simple conversion questions on the bottom, this is a great way to build students' understanding of measuring, and the units we use. This is a great transition from lower elementary non standard units to thinking through how we actually use tools and the units we use! An answer key has been included for your convenience.
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Water Cycle Draw and Describe Template

Water Cycle Draw and Describe Template

Check out this awesome interactive one-pager in which students will draw the water cycle in a clear frame at the top of the page based on the directions below. Followed by a few short response questions, this assignment includes expectations of drawing, labelling, and describing the various steps of the water cycle. Students will have fun and will learn while doing so. It also serves as a great work sample to show parents, or hang on bulletin boards!
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Vocabulary Rock and Roll Through Dice Task Card Activity

Vocabulary Rock and Roll Through Dice Task Card Activity

Check out this fun and engaging way to develop vocabulary exposure. Easily applicable in all grade levels, this works as a great center in which students apply concepts of the Frayer Model in a more interactive way. You will need a die per student in which can be printed online if necessary. Depending on what the student roles, they will have a different task such as finding a synonym for a vocabulary word, acting it out, drawing a representation, defining the word and more. Have fun!
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Supply and Demand Exit Ticket Assessment

Supply and Demand Exit Ticket Assessment

Check out this simple and direct assessment on supply and demand. Presented through scenarios, students will have to identify what the supply is and what the demand is. The last question includes completing the statement. This is best used as independent work or an exit ticket to offer a snapshot of students' understandings. An answer key is included for your convenience!
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The Water Cycle Powerpoint Presentation

The Water Cycle Powerpoint Presentation

Check out this awesome 9 slide presentation that covers the water cycle. Presented in a variety of formats with definitions, visuals, explanations and more, this ppt will build content knowledge for the water cycle. Vocabulary included is condensation, evaporation, precipitation, runoff, and more! Students will love the kid-friendly format and engaging presentation! Be sure to check out our other Water Cycle resources as well!
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Three Column Chart Template Graphic Organizer Variety Pack

Three Column Chart Template Graphic Organizer Variety Pack

Check out this variety pack that includes 10 different three column charts that are pre-labelled with some of the most common graphic organizers you would need in your class. Some of these include: (questions, answers, evidence), (What I know, What I don't know, What I wish I knew), (tool, function, drawing), and much more. Each page is presented in both bullet format and lined format. There is also a blank one for you to edit as you need. These can be applied again and again and implemented in a variety of ways. Be sure to check out my other graphic organizers as well!
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Tattle Teddy Reflection Template Sheets Behavior Management Resource

Tattle Teddy Reflection Template Sheets Behavior Management Resource

We all know that sometimes our students just feel like they need to tell you everything. Sometimes it is not about who they say it to, but rather, that they say it and they know someone is listening. Many teachers have a Teddy Bear somewhere in the back of their classroom that they allow students to tattle to so they are heard but it doesn't interrupt the teachers flow. This form is a great way to take that conversation to the next level. Allowing students to write about their feelings, what happened, and how they are going to solve it, promotes leadership, independence, problem-solving skills as well as communication skills. This is a great way to take your class to the next level while maintaining your focus on instruction!
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Weekly Behavior Management Tracker

Weekly Behavior Management Tracker

Check out this amazing behavior tracking form that is meant to be a progress monitoring system that adds to your pre-existing system. This is based off of a simple three color system (red, green, yellow) in which one of the colors is checked for each day. its the ability to create documentation quickly on up to 20 students, this system clearly identifies the color level for each student for 5 days. Fill out one of these a week, and you can start seeing patterns and apply intervention. Additionally, there is a key at the bottom that annotates why the student received a yellow or green such as calling out, missing homework, cheating, and so much more!
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Water Cycle Exit Ticket Assessment

Water Cycle Exit Ticket Assessment

This 5-question multiple choice assessment provides clear and informative insight into students' understanding of the water cycle. It can easily be used as a quiz, test, active thinking, exit ticket, or independent work. It includes topics and vocabulary such as evaporation, condensation, water vapor, precipitation and more! An answer key is included for your convenience!
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Water Cycle Worksheet Assessment

Water Cycle Worksheet Assessment

Check out this awesome worksheet that covers the water cycle in a variety of formats. The first component of the worksheet clearly articulates important vocabulary. The second second has space for students to draw their own representations of the water cycle with labels. The third section includes six questions that assess students understanding of the various stages and steps. The last component includes 2 HOT questions that probe deeper thought. This is great for an assessment, study guide, homework, worksheet and so much more. An answer key is included for your reference.
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Weekly Homework Tracker and Planner Template

Weekly Homework Tracker and Planner Template

Check out this simple and well-organized reference sheet for each week. The template is divided into 6 sections, one for each day of the week with multiple bulleted lines below it, and one section for a to do list. This is a great way to support your students organize themselves. This can be used to write down homework help, the expectations for each night and so much more. You can even use it track reading at home, fluency practice, online work and anything else you see suitable for your students.
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Weekly Student Reading Log Template

Weekly Student Reading Log Template

Check out this simple and student-friendly template for students to track their reading. This can either be used at home or in school or both. Students will record the title of their book, their start and stop time, and then, most importantly, will write a short summary about what they read. This is a great way to improve comprehension and ensure focus during reading, all while improving writing. There is a space on the far end for students to initial if you choose to have it used at home. This is a great source of both documentation, accountability, responsibility and streamlining your expectations any your classroom!
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Weekly "I can..." Objectives Differentiated Template

Weekly "I can..." Objectives Differentiated Template

Check out this awesome template that can easily be infused in your classroom to promote critical thinking, goal setting, and reflection. This can easily be adapted for any subject, grade, age, or ability. Students set their own goal for each day. At the end of the day they either reflect based on the three emojis or on the higher level templates by elaborating with an explanation. John Hatties has ample research out there that points to the importance of students knowing where they are coming from and where they are going. This is great way to transfer accountability and responsibility to the students! Let us know how your implementation goes!
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Weekly Weather Tracking Template

Weekly Weather Tracking Template

Check out this awesome tracking form that students can use to collect data on the weather. It is intended to be checked daily and then analyzed weekly, but adjust as needed. You will need some basic weather tools such as thermometers, barometers, etc. but many components are simply observations such as the cloud type and more. This simple and organized graphic organizer allows students to become scientists and meteorologists as they collect and analyze their own data while applying learned concepts!
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