work boxes, have one for each student, when they finish their work they can go to their work box and pull out things to work on that the teacher has placed in there. (lets the teacher assign different things for the student/if they need extra practice in an area) - DIFFERENTIATION!
I LOVE this online lesson planning website. As you create a lesson plan, you note what Common Core Standards apply via a dropdown menu. As a middle school teacher, I create a section for each of my periods and save the documents in the file. So snazzy and FREE! Love it!
bucket filler lessons
TAKE TURNS IN YOUR CLASS - THE EASY WAY! Make a TURN WORM envelope, and your class will 'take turns' during group games with no stress! They will have VISUAL PROOF that everyone has had a turn, and that your classroom is a fair place to be! Templates for Turn Worm and Name Roster are included. Easy and fun, and the Turn Worm is very cute!