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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

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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

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!

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!

ZIP TIES!!! NO MORE STRAIGHTENING DESKS!!!!! @Jill HouckFace it...2nd graders are wiggle worms!

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!)

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

Around December the name tags on the student desks start to look horrible. They start peeling up and coming off. I take them off the desks and the students just use the number on the back of their chair to know where they sit.

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.