Bully- A Great Book About Bullying

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This week I wanted to share another nearly wordless book that speaks volumes. Has anyone read the book Bully by Laura Vaccaro Seegar? If not, you need to put it on your back to school shopping list!! ┬áIt is such a great book for teaching about bullies and how the things people say can be […]

My favorite Easter, but not Easter writing activity…

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Just a quick post to share my favorite “Easter… but not Easter” writing activity. I have done this lesson for years and years and it is always one of my favorites.  It is called, “I am special, BECAUSE I am DIFFERENT” and uses jelly beans to inspire the student’s writing.  It is also a non-religious, […]

Compliment Chain!

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I “teach-lifted” this idea from my friend Deirdre a million years ago, and still use it everyday. I maintain a compliment chain to record the compliments we receive for walking in line and for our behavior in specials.  The class receives one link for every compliment.  When the chain hits the floor, they receive a […]