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I’ve seen this on Pinterest before, but reblogging here.

You can find some of my ‘shared’ resources available on @tes here

classroomcollective:

Have each student take out a sheet of notebook paper and write three interesting, but not widely known facts about him or herself. Then have the students crumple up their papers into balls and have a “snowball” fight. After about half a minute or so (or as long as you can stand it), have each student find a snowball, which by now are all over your classroom. After uncrumpling the paper, each student must try to find the student whose snowball he or she retrieved. 

This allows you to display 3 timers at the same time - ideal if you have a short activity that’s broken down in to sections/ stages. Or you have 3 groups who may require different times!

nikkiburnett:

Manarola, Italy. 
I really would like to visit one of the Cinque Terre villages along the North coast of Italy. No cars or buses, or trains so you have to travel everywhere on foot.

Creative Writing Prompt: This could be an excellent setting for a creative writing task. Descriptive, narrative, poem etc.

nikkiburnett:

Manarola, Italy. 

I really would like to visit one of the Cinque Terre villages along the North coast of Italy. No cars or buses, or trains so you have to travel everywhere on foot.

Creative Writing Prompt: This could be an excellent setting for a creative writing task. Descriptive, narrative, poem etc.

I used this reflection tool as an end of year evaluation. Pupils discussed in pairs/ groups and then put their answers in on their own copy :)

kristineteaches:

classroomcollective:

Everyone draws themselves as a lego figure.

Writing Prompt:

Create a 3rd person narrative story that mirrors the setting in this picture.

OR

use it to teach tension/ atmosphere

In the poetry shed you will find animated poems as well as poems, read by actors and authors along with written poems and teaching ideas.


This would be a really good writing prompt, especially for description of a scene or as a setting/ starting point for a narrative. Imagine the detail and atmosphere you could create :)

(via the-absolute-best-gifs)