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Round-Up of Bright Ideas

Welcome to the November edition of the Bright Ideas Link- Up! This one is a special one! Over the past 10 months, we have shared thousands of great ideas through our monthly Bright Ideas event. This month, we’re re-capping all of those great ideas, just in case you missed any! Below you will find some of my bright ideas from the past several months: 

Some of my students' favorite activities are Table Top Twitter & Graffiti Tables!  They can really interact with each other but it is in writing instead of speaking.  Great way to strengthen their writing skills too!  Click on the picture below to check it out and see our special tables that we can write on!

My March Bright Ideas post has ALL kinds of ways to use book order forms, besides the obvious way of ordering books!  Sometimes you have lots left over and some months you just don't use the forms.  Don't throw them away!  Turn them into real world lessons!  Just click below!

While you are thinking about real and authentic activities for your students, in April I showcased some great apps for your classroom that are not games. Just click the picture too see them!

Are you needing some easy peasy to prepare activities that your students will have fun doing but still be learning?  My May Bright Ideas has you covered- like with a game of Splat!   Click below to be taken there!

I worked on this Bright Ideas last night!!  Brag Notes!  Kids love them and parents appreciate them.  A little positive goes a long way!  This post has ideas on keeping the note writing organized and looking great without spending a lot!  Click on the picture!

Check out my Small Group Material Organization!  Click below!

All kinds of ways to use Paint Strips!  Out of courtesy, be sure to ask if you can use them for school rather than just taking a huge amount!  Click below to see how to use them.

Organize your Interactive Reader's Notebook materials in an easy to manage way! Click below!

And last, but not least...I Can Use Posters!  Great quick checks to monitor student learning and help them be responsible for their learning!  Of course, just click below!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed these bright ideas and that you have found an idea 
that you can use in your own classroom. Be sure to check out the link up below for tons more bright ideas from my friends! 


  1. You are full of bright ideas, which is just one reason I'm thankful to know you. Again, it's rather unfortunately Missouri isn't right next to Idaho.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. I LOVE the ideas for unused Book Club order forms! Thanks so much for sharing:)

    4th Works


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