Top Tips for the First Days of School
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes. great for teaching that mistakes are ok...and how to learn from mistakes. So great for setting up a positive learning environment. Good for beginning of year
When you say "fist to five check" students rate their understanding by holding up the appropriate number of fingers. The goal is for everyone to be in the green. Great way for students to self-assess their understanding and help you to gauge student understanding.
writing Rubric the kids will get this!
Writing Center (Love the round table)
Reporting vs Tattling. Link also has other anchor charts as well as how to store them.
Kids drop their HW into this area each day. Teacher can keep a log on clipboard nearby to track completion, and its simple to glance and see who is missing their work. (Missing HW think sheets should be placed into the pocket if no HW was done.)
At the beginning of the year, make several "New Student" bags with welcome letters, name tags, birthday tags, etc. Anything that a new student will need. This will save a lot of time when you find out on a Friday that you are getting a new student Monday!
Free Download - This is a great way to motivate students to work on their daily journals. Each day you can choose a few students to share their journals with the class. Sharing these journals will help with their oral language skills. This rubric will help with assessing their skills and how they have improved. Or you can adjust it for your own use.
good way to assess that verbal/unwritten part
Littlest Learners / Clutter-Free Classroom Blog: March 2010
Capital and lower case letter practice. Great idea for cursive letters too!
Friend Tree. Everyone puts their thumb print on the tree then teacher later frames it.
Slap! Call out a word and first person to slap it, adds it to their pile..... vocabulary, sight words, math facts... so many possibilities!
Loooooove this! map nesting cans - my town is inside my state which is inside the US which is inside...