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Dr. Jean Friends Blog: TABLES WEARING SHOES??? Students can practice tying their shoes when finished with an activity

Hang things on the wall using painter tape and hot glue. Place painter tape first and then hot glue wherever you need it to go. It'll come right off at the end of the year.

50 Genius Storage Ideas (all very cheap and easy!) Great for organizing and small houses.

You can make this cute, Springy Snowman Ornament with two balls of Styrofoam brand foam and a chenille stem. Great gift idea, too.

Great idea instead of the plain old boring first day letter every year!

laminated construction paper to teach personal space at the beginning of the year.

Reading Graffiti Board...I love this! Put up black paper, provide silver sharpies and let students write ONE quote from a book. They'll be reading more critically to find that one perfect quote!

This poster is a visual aid to teach children how to be good listeners. This is an important skill for students to have in order to have an effective learning environment. If students do not know how to listen then the classroom can become chaotic quickly. 0642

LOVE THIS! Each student paints a popsicle stick that is later framed together. Great Back to School activity seen on Live, Love, Teach (blog)

reading nook between two filing cabinets

All Students Can Shine: Tissue Paper Border - A Tutorial

Data Folders for each student. student friendly and can give them ownership of their progress! This is a first grade classroom but easily can be adapted for upper grades.

peer book recommendations - fun idea for beginning of the year, too - maybe a book you read over the summer.

snowman sharpie mugs, perfect for my MOM for all of us kids at Christmas. We sure do enjoy our hot chocolate these are too cute to pass on!

Writing Pin 1. This is a writing goals chart. This chart could be put up sometime in the beginning of the school year. As the year progresses and students reach these goals, they can put their names in the spaces.

20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students

To organize socks in the laundry room or small toys in a kids closet. S hooks and dollar tree baskets.

Weight watchers 1 point no bake cookies. I have been searching for this recipe for years!!!!! My mom always used to make these and I would eat the whole batch in a day! Amazing!! But I like them with raisins

Mini nurse station ... No interruptions won't bother nurse for little things too

Open House treat for students! Just change from 1st Grade to the University or building's name.

Busy Bag Storage - towel rack shower curtain clips --Our Homeschool Room Reveal {finally}

Give the kids place value blocks to make their name... have them calculate the value of their name.