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Dearborn Public Schools

Teacher Resources

Substitute teacher Lesson Plans Click this link

Exemplar papers for teaching writing:

Exemplar papers from Houghton Mifflon

Notebooking Foldables –

https://www.homeschoolshare.com/lapbook-templates.php

Brain Breaks

Attention Getters:

“All on board —>Aye aye captain” (Kids salute)

“Ready to rock —> Ready to roll!” (Kids fist pump)

“Are you ready —>I was born ready!” (Kids karate pose) ..from the movie Kung Fu Panda!

  • Use one of these 50 call-and-responses ideas to get you started:
  1. Meanwhile…Back at the ranch!
  2. Scooby Dooby Doo…Where Are You?
  3. Oh me…Oh my!
  4. Ready Set…You bet!
  5. If you can’t make a mistake…You can’t make anything!
  6. No bees, no honey…No work, no money!
  7. Hocus pocus…Time to focus!
  8. Hocus pocus…Everybody focus!
  9. Holy moly…Guacamole!
  10. Macaroni and cheese…Everybody freeze!
  11. What’s up?…It’s all good!
  12. Crystal…clear!
  13. One, two, three, eyes on me…One, two, eyes on you!
  14. To infinity…And beyond!
  15. What are we here for?…To learn!
  16. Hakuna…Matata!
  17. Zip, zip, zap…We’re all that!
  18. Hands on top…Everybody stop! [while putting both hands on head]
  19. Can I get a…Whoop whoop!
  20. Freeze! Everybody clap your hands!…[7 claps]
  21. Stop…Collaborate and listen!
  22. Piece of pie…Piece of cake!
  23. Are you ready, kids?…Aye Aye, Captain!
  24. Sponge Bob…Square Pants!
  25. Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?…SpongeBob Squarepants!
  26. L-I-S…T-E-N!
  27. And a hush fell across the room!…Shhhhh!
  28. Marco…Polo!
  29. Peanut butter…Jelly!
  30. Work hard…Do right!
  31. We are learning…All the time!
  32. Mona…Lisa! [sitting like Mona Lisa with hands in lap, mouth quiet, eyes on teacher]
  33. WWW Dot…Zip it dot com!
  34. All set…You bet!
  35. (singing) Bum, bada bum bum…Bum, bum!
  36. Here I come to save the day…Mighty Mouse is on his way!
  37. Eeny meeny…Miny mo!
  38. Every choice you make counts…Make choices you can count on!
  39. Ready to Rock…Ready to Roll!
  40. Self…Control!
  41. Good, better…Best!…Never let it…Rest!…Until your good is…Better!…And your better is the…Best!
  42. Class, class…Yes, yes! (vary the speed, tone, volume, etc. and have students match it)
  43. Hot fudge…Sundae!
  44. Who loves you?….You do!
  45. Banana…Split!
  46. Flat tire…Shhh!
  47. Focus UP…[kids bang on the desk twice and clap twice in a nice rhythm]
  48. Zip it, lock it [do the motion of zipping and locking lips]…Put it in your pocket [class does the hand motions as well and then puts the pretend key in their pocket]
  49. Shark bait…Oooh ha ha! [from Finding Nemo]
  50. Are you focused?…Yes, I am!

Penmanship Resources

Manuscript

manuscript-p1-40

manuscript-p40-80

Cursive- We are now using Zaner-Bloser for penmanship.

Cursive practice pages with Manuscript review.

Cursive Handwriting Guide

Cursive p1-5

Cursive p20-39

Cursive p40-59

Cursive p60-72

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