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Teaching With Terhune

To keep the anchor charts that I have been teaching out on display I have added a space in the back of my classroom to display them. I have hot glued clothes pins to the wall so I can easily clip them up and change them out to keep them on display. Since I have started to make more and more anchor charts I had to think of a way to store them. I have used hooks and hangers to hang them up. I also printed out labels to easily find the charts I am looking for.

Hurty Feelings - youtube video building a classroom community

Friends~I made the cutest Hurty Box for back to school!

Friends~I made the cutest Hurty Box for back to school! I have been working on a new author study to use with my class the first few weeks of school. I chose Helen Lester because her stories are wonderful for teaching character education and setting up a community of learners. My very favorite Helen Lester book is titled, Hurty Feelings. Besides having the sweetest cover, the character Fragility is the best. Basically, Fragility gets her feelings hurt easily and the other hippos don't want…

End of the year activity to keep in sign name on their hand

ATHFEST: KIDSFest Art Contest!

From the email….:AthFest, Inc. is pleased to announce an exciting art contest for all kids ages 3-16 attending KIDSFest 2011. The contest is designed to encourage kids to learn about and…

Upper Grades Are Awesome: Pinterest top 10 for next school year  Adjective frames build confidence and would be great for end of year slide show.

Pinterest top 10 for next school year

Pinterest is an explosion of wonderful ideas, and at times can be overwhelming. I decided to wade through my "For School" board and pick the...

Self-Esteem Lessons: Elementary School Counseling


Age Group: Junior Kindergarten and Senior Kindergarten Topic: Self-Esteem Book: Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon Activity: I Like Me! Activity Page

Great way to help grow confidence in children (and adults!)- Parent-Chld Art Journals

Art Journals for Kids

Doing these simple art journals for kids is so beneficial to developing children’s confidence and fine motor skills! Read on to find out our experience using sketch books together! Are you following our Art for Kids Pinterest board? I have to say this has been one of the most rewarding and fun activities I have done with …

A Tree of Gratitude - includes a character-building lesson with each step of this activity using handprints as branches, fingerprints as leaves, forearm as a trunk and #alphabits cereal to express our thankful hearts.

A Tree of Gratitude - The House of Hendrix

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SUPER ME capes. Easy to make a bunch of blanks and let kids paint on what is important to them and what makes them super!

make a cape

To wrap up my month organizing activities for my co op, I made Super Me capes for the kids to decorate. The idea was that they could depict what was important to them, or what made them a hero. I am not sure if that was the outcome, but it was fun. A few years ago, my friend made my son a bunch of cool capes out of different materials. I used that shape as a pattern, which was pretty brilliant because you can cut out two out of standard yardage folded in half. That made this project fast and…

negative nancy :: confidence building activity for kids :: featured on The Healthy Tipping Point


We bought a house with a backyard, and all he wants to do is stare out the front window. What gives? All I know is that it makes me feel a lot better

Self Confidence Building Games, Posters and Activities- Definitely using in a self-esteem building session for OT!

Self Confidence Building Games, Posters and Activities- Definitely using in a self-esteem building session for OT!

Confidence Building Activities for Teenagers -

Six Tools for Building a Child’s Confidence.  To make sure we focus on independence and his confidence and not just helping him adapt his vision.

Six Tools for Building a Child's Confidence | TinkerLab

“As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around.” – Oprah Winfrey One of my close friends recently asked me what I hope my children will take with them into adulthood, and it sort of stumped me. I […]

A great activity for building self awareness and confidence.

New Student Orientation - You are O 'fish' ally Awesome!

It's that time of year again, when we welcome our new students to our school. To introduce the students to our school, I came up with th...

Kids make an "I can" can/ boosting kids self confidence

6 Ways to Encourage Children to Take Risks

When my girls were young toddlers, I remember walking on a high bridge that crossed a creek near our home. There was ample, tall metal fencing protecting us from falling into the water. But memories of a news story I wrote as a young journalist of a child that drowned haunted my every thought that day and all I could do was rush my curious toddlers along, sweeping them away from their live-in-the-moment tendancy and rush them to safety far, far away from that raging creek. Sweat formed on my…