Make a circle graph of your perfect day! Great get-to-know-you activity for the beginning of the school year. Practice fractions, circle graphs, and other math skills while getting to know each other with this and 12 other back to school math activities!
If poetry is taught the right way, students should be cheering at the thought of a Poetry Workshop day. This blog post outlines the "why" of Poetry Workshop along with tips and tricks that I have picked up to make any poetry unit a raging success in your middle school classroom.