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Bright Ideas Round-Up!  See what your kids are thinking by tapping up erasers!  #mrsrichardsonsclass

Bright Ideas Round-Up! See what your kids are thinking by tapping up erasers!

FREE kid friendly syllable rules poster

Monday Made It - January

Bright Idea:  The Sticky Side of Painters Tape

Bright Idea: The Sticky Side of Painters Tape

Whether you’re teaching second grade for the first time this year or you’re a longtime vet, we’ve got you covered! We’ve collected 50 of the best tips and tricks from both our WeAreTeachers Helpline and around the Web. If you …

50 Ideas, Tricks, and Tips for Teaching 2nd Grade

Books for kids - favorite second grade read alouds Looking for some books for kids - check out these awesome read aloud ideas!

Bright Idea: Instant Shelving

Bright Idea: Instant Shelving (Teaching With Love and Laughter)

Instant Shelving: put some crates on a table and put a piece of wire shelving on top and, voila! You have an instant shelf! You can put stuff in the crates and on top of the wire shelving.

Bright Ideas!  Line orders and Lockers...stop by and check out a few back to school organization tips you may--or may not have thought about!

Bright Ideas! Line orders and Lockers

The Teacher Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: Bright Ideas! Line orders and Lockers

Christmas holiday in the classroom! Celebrate kindness by having kids write acts they have seen and create a string of lights! FREE TEMPLATE!

Holidays Writing Ideas

Elementary teacher looking for ways to celebrate kindness? Unwrapping the Holidays: Writing Ideas. Students write acts of kindness that they saw other children doing.

Acquiring vocabulary with a "weekly words" program that uses kids books and an interactive vocabulary notebook.

Acquiring Vocabulary with an Interactive Vocabulary Notebook

Education to the Core: Quick Survey/Reflection poster idea with a FREEBIE!

FREE Quick Survey/Reflection poster!

FREE Quick Survey/Reflection poster by ! One great way to assess the class is through a quick survey or a reflection. These posters help you to understand the students’ thinking by looking at their responses.

Kindergarten Screening Test.

Kindergarten Screening Test for Students Entering Kindergarten

This is a Kindergarten Screening Test used on students before they enter Kindergarten. I use this test to place students into different classrooms based on their academic performance on this screening.