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Lauren Miller
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Looking forward to having my students create About Me infographics! 

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DIY Class Decor in 5 Minutes: How to Make Hanging Tissue Paper Decorations!
Have you gotten classroom envy from some of these Pinteresting teachers and their elaborately decorated classrooms, too? These quick tissue paper crafts will spruce up your room. They're super easy, too! In fact, I had my coworker's first and third grade bo...

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Jenna, no problem!! I have reused the tickets, but, as I'm sure you can imagine, the reuse is limited to only a handful of times. Here's my list of prizes: Computer Fun (access to pre-approved fun websites/games for about 7 minutes), iPod Fun (pick an app and play for 7 minutes), Complete only 1/2 of in class assignment, play a game with a friend, sit in the rolling chair, no morning work for the day, share with the class, no homework pass, lunch with me, and switch seats for the day! 

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Day 3: Genius Hour _ Day Challenge
Day 2: Website Evaluation Work with your LMC teacher to have students evaluate websites. Our LMC teacher is absolutely PHENOMENAL, so I can't say that I had a huge role in planning the website evaluation lesson, however it was an important component to the ...

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10 Ways to Start Out the First Week of School...Like a 21st Century Teacher!
Common Core , Habits of Mind , and the Charlotte Danielson framework have a large focus on student-driven learning. Here are ten ways to have your students own their learning from Day One! Allow students to organize the classroom library.   For all you OCD ...

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DIY Scratch Off Lottery Ticket for
What do you get when you mix acrylic paint and Dawn dish soap? The perfect concoction for a DIY scratch off lottery ticket to get your little nuggets excited! LAMINATE your paper (or put a layer of tap over the scratch off area) 1 part dish soap 2 parts acr...

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How Kahoot Made My Students Give a [ka]Hoot!
I was finding it challenging to motivate my students toward the end of the year last year, and I knew I needed to add some fun, interactive activities to keep my kiddos engaged! One of the coworkers I carpool with was fiddling around on Twitter and asked me...

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Harry Potter Classroom Decor
Go to my Teachers Pay Teachers store to download Harry Potter Classroom Decor. I'm currently working on making a Harry Potter bundle. I teach a Summer at Hogwarts summer camp through my district! This is where I use the Harry Potter classroom decor! Harry P...

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Teacher Hack: Oh the Places You'll Use Address Labels...
Other than the obvious use, address labels can be life savers in the teaching world! Here are a couple ways I use address labels! Folder Labels - Pre make labels for folders or notebooks with the subjects already typed on it. Edit it by putting in the stude...
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