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Use two filing cabinets to create a cute cozy corner or quiet area. The curtain rod and simple curtains make this a place where preschool students love to explore and sit and look at their favorite stories. Photos of friends and comfy pillows create a homey feeling.

What Happens in First Grade: math...could be great enrichment activity for high achieving math students

What Happens in First Grade: math

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pickles and ketchups—On Fridays, place them on the board. Anyone who has turned in all of their assignments is a “pickle” so write their name under the pickle sign. Anyone who is missing an assignment has their name placed under the ketchup bottle. Pickles can “pick” a fun game or activity, while “ketchups” catch up on missing work. It is amazing how quickly assignments come in!

pencil flats - looks like teacher shoes to me!

"Instant Data As we went over each question, I had students color in the square if they had that question wrong. Once we were done with the test, I took each strip and taped them to a manilla folder. INSTANT data!!! I did not have to plug numbers into a computer. I can clearly see that question 9 is one I really need to go over." THIS IS SO SMART!!

NOISE…removing one letter at a time when our voice level gets too loud. When NO is left, there is NO more talking! Love this! A lot more clearer than just putting up strikes on the board or letting the noise escalate to a point where you just cut off talking. It also gives the kids a chance to regain control of their noise before it gets to that point.