Put a different colored dot on each desk in a group. When you need to have one student from each table do something, you can just simply say "Green dots, come get the papers for your table." or "Orange dots, take your table's trash to the trashcan."
Three Tiny Tips - Owl-ways Be Inspired
Use this website to quiet down your class!!! The balls bounce when there is quite a bit of noise in the room. The challenge is to get the balls to settle down or stop moving completely.
List of 30 procedures to remember to teach at the start of the year. Good list even for veteran teachers.
My Mouth is a Volcano... and Other Tips and Tools to Teach Kids Who Interrupt
A teacher pinner posted: Dear Student, I know this and you only think my seat moving is about YOU. It is really because I know who needs a friend, and that you are just the one for the job. But Ill still get after you for talking to keep up the ruse. 'Cause that's how I ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEST TEACHER EVER.
Homework bingo - If they turn in their homework for that morning they get to write their name on any square. On friday's I will pull out two bingo chips...and whatever names are on that square they will be able to pick out of the treasure box.
Daily objectives written with dry erase marker on dollar store frames.
Teacher's Assistant- Keep track of student behavior, attendance, etc. It assigns points for different behaviors, which you can customize. You can even email their parents a weekly report if you would like!
Tape a large straw to the cover of notebook to hold pencil
Reporting vs Tattling. Link also has other anchor charts as well as how to store them.
Students will have 4 pencils at a time in their pocket. They will get 2 sharp ones in the morning, and they can exchange as needed througout the day. At the end of the day, they makes sure all their pencils are in their pockets. Then, I'll sharpen everyone's before the next morning. I am trying this for 2 reasons 1) I can't stand kids getting up to sharpen pencils all day! 2) I don't want kids to use my electric pencil sharpener, because well, they don't last as long!
Classroom Management - I like the wording of each misbehavior.
POST -IT NOTE LESSON PLAN BOOK!!-used small post-it notes to note the math topic (blue), reading story (pink), related AR tests (orange), and week info (yellow). I didn't want to put any of that info on the book permanently. I used light blue for math, pink for reading, and green for other (writing, science, and social studies). The teal color is for specific standards, objectives, essential questions, etc.
Sub Binder I HATE trying to write down where everything is.... THIS is MUCH easier! (THIS. IS. SO. SMART!)
Definitely doing this: These are the student portfolios kto eep during the school year. Put important paperwork, progress reports, daily work, etc. in each of the student's portfolio. To keep the papers divided by month, have the students color each cardstock paper divider and then place it into their portfolio.
These are the student portfolios I keep during the school year. I put important paperwork, progress reports, daily work, etc. in each of the student's portfolio. To keep the papers divided by month I have the students color each cardstock paper divider and then place it into their portfolio
I store my lesson plans in a 1 inch binder and stand it up on a stand. That way it keeps things from laying all over my desk. Click Here to Download My Lesson Plan Template
I put this over student's desk for the week. Have one for birthdays too. They love it!!!
Where Are We? Whenever we leave our classroom to go somewhere else in the building, a student moves the clip to where we are. Example: When we go to the media center, the clip is moved to media center. When we come back to our class, the clip is moved back to here. The chart hangs outside our door to help others easily find us. These where are we charts are a school-wide thing. Every teacher has one outside his or her room.