Thursday, September 3, 2015

September Pick 3 Linky

It's time to link up again with Pawsitively Teaching and Inspired Owl's Corner for Pick 3:  This Month's Top Pinterest Picks!

My first pin is from Life in First Grade.  It's amazing to me that first graders are working on showing evidence in their response to reading, because that is something we work on in fifth grade all year!  

Showing Evidence Freebies: Showing Evidence Freebies
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I love this bulletin board as it's a great resource for students to use all year long.  I'm working on my own version of it right now and will share pictures soon!

I love this next pin for back to school time!

iTeach Third: Back To School Friend Wanted Ads: iTeach Third: Back To School Friend Wanted Ads
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Jillian from the Starr Spangled Planner explains how to do this great back to school activity where students write advertisements to describe what they are looking for in a new friend and what kind of friend they will be to others.  This could easily be adapted at various grade levels.  Such a wonderful idea!

My third pin is from We are Teachers.  

50 tips, tricks, and ideas for 5th grade: 50 tips, tricks, and ideas for 5th grade
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This has some great tips for beginning teachers, teachers new to fifth grade, and even for veteran fifth grade teachers who just need to jump start their teaching brain after the summer slide!  There are general tips like, "Be consistent".  That is huge in a fifth grade classroom when it comes to discipline! There are also specific ideas for activities to do at back to school time, ways to motivate your students to behave, and so much more!  

As you can see, I'm all about back to school right now with only four days to go until the big day!  Be sure to check out all the other great Pinterest picks for September below!


  1. I love those reading posters! And it's so important to build that community right from the beginning! I will have to try that friends wanted activity next year. Thank you for sharing and linking up! :)

  2. Love the evidence based terms....just a helpful idea! Thanks for sharing and linking up!

  3. Great idea--Friend Wanted Ads. What a great way for kids to focus on the qualities of a good friend. It is also a good reminder to decrease those not-so-positive traits if kids recognize anything they do that might annoy others. I like the idea of having a class discussion about this. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love the Evidence Board! Thanks for sharing! I can not wit to create one for my classroom! I also liked the friend ads!