If you are teaching a public speaking unit on debate or argumentation, the Minute to Win It activity is a great way to introduce the unit! This activity gets students in front of the class and plead their case for ONE MINUTE.Oh, and they are completely in the dark to what their topic is until the clock starts counting down.The students get a little friendly competition while you get an easy assessment on their current debate/public speaking style during this fun assignment.
End of the Year Activity - Class Scavenger Hunt Here's another fun idea for the last week of school. Let the kids go on a class scavenger hunt! They will walk around the class ask each other questions and find out who can fit in each square. It's a fun way for students to be active and engaged! Grab the free download in my online store HERE! activities for the end of the year classroom scavenger hunt end of the year Lauren Thompson Mrs. Thompson's Treasures
Most teachers, I’m sure, make sure to leave time during the first class to take student questions, primarily about the syllabus and the shape of the course ahead. But it’s worth underlining the importance of student involvement right from the start, letting them know that your desire to hear their questions and concerns is not just a superficial courtesy (“Any questions? OK then…). Here’s a way to encourage students to take ownership of the course. After a brief introduction, distribute the…
Parallel Lines Cut by a Transversal Poster and Coloring Page
This year I am teaching a Study Skills class for the first time. All of my students in the class are sophomores, which means they are all taking Geometry. Recently, they're all learning about parallel line angle relationships and I have been finding that I really need a visual for them to reference. I had made a poster a while ago, but it was in color. We don't have a color printer and printing it out in black and white just wasn't the best. So I wanted to make a visual that could be printed…
Coloring is a coping skill for stress. These anxiety busting coloring banners look great as a classroom decoration. What a fun way to start off the first week of school. Keeps the class occupied and calm while school supplies are being labeled and put away.
This Animal Diorama and Research Report is such a fun and engaging project for your students! They will learn about an animal by creating a diorama of the animal's natural habitat. Students will research, complete an Animal Research Report poster, write a page about their animal, and present their project to the class.
Help students develop a growth mindset with this classroom challenge that includes 20 engaging activities. The activities are meant to encourage resilience, hard-work, dedication, and improvement. Teachers set up the "Growth Mindset Classroom Challenge" bulletin board display that includes 20 hidden activity prompts. Once a challenge is revealed, the teacher finds the corresponding activity in the folder, passes it out to the class, and they are ready to go!
5 Short Stories With Surprise Endings Your Students Will Love to Analyze
Want short pieces of literature that your English class will love to discuss? English short stories for high school English or ESL classes. 5 of my favourite stories are in this post! Analyze short story literature with the best short stories for English students. A lesson plan for one of them will be added to my free printables library for English teachers. Grab access today at www.teachingcove.com
Cracking the Classroom Code™ Punctuation Escape Room Grades 3-5
This escape room is a perfect way to get your students learning about the rules of punctuation. Students are trying to help a unicorn escape the evil dragon that has locked her in his tower. The class must solve a string of language arts questions, based on punctuation, before the dragon locks the unicorn in the dungeon forever. This escape room game is perfect for grades 3-5. Your class will be begging for more Cracking the Classroom Code games for sure!