Five on the Fifth

Happy Five on the Fifth to you guys! If you're new around here, I like to {try} to share five great ideas I've come across while reading blogs in the past month on the fifth.  You can see the other ideas I've posted about on Five on the Fifth's very own Pinterest board.

School is slowly sneaking up on me (or more like bearing down like a freight train), so it's time to start thinking about real school stuff.  Here are five awesome posts from ladies who were thinking about school stuff this past month.

Does anyone want to join my Amanda Madden fan club? Anybody? This lady is amazing.  Her is her second post in her Reading through Genres series and it's on teaching strategies in the classroom.  Perfect timing for back to school!

Speaking of back to school, Sabra from Teaching with a Touch of Twang has an awesome post just in time for back to school on having an interactive open house.  You'll want to head on over to read it.

Ummmmm, this is amazing.  The fabulous Jillian from The Starr Spangled Planner wrote this post over at iTeach Third.  Back to school friend wanted ads.  Get them writing AND building community right away.  Genius.

Ginger from Ginger Snaps shared a few snappy ideas (sorry, Ginger, couldn't help myself) on our collaborative blog, Owl Ways Be Inspired, to get kids talking and working collaboratively.

Huge class book resource here from the fabulous Molly at Lucky to be in First.  Want to make more class books but having a hard time coming up with good ideas or the time to create them (or am I just describing myself?)  Molly has monthly sets, and her September set would be amazing for the beginning of the year.

Five on the Fifth BONUS! Linda from Around the Kampfire wrote about using this book in her class the first week of school.  I kind of want to bust in somebody's classroom at my new school and borrow their kiddos for these activities.  Not weird at all.

Hope everyone has a great first day!