When a student asks a question no one knows the answer to, including the teacher, the question will go up on this board. Students can bring back a written answer to one of the questions of their choice each week for extra credit.
Modify for social studies. This next activity is something I do for every new science theme. I place laminated pictures of whatever we are studying.insects, penguins, ocean animals, etc. on each table in my room. Then I place 5 markers on each table.
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Getting your room ready for the school year can be extremely exciting. What we really need to focus on, though, is functionality. Yes, it's great if our rooms are cute and fun, but it's more important that we be strategic in how we set things up so that w