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Smart! Each student has a stick with their number on it. When they take a book from the box, they put their stick in. Then they know where to return their book.

All Things Upper Elementary: Taking Time for Interactive Notebooks in the Classroom Wow. Find a way to plan, structure, and prepare in advance...perhaps by unit? This would be fantastic in ALL subject areas!

Being a team player is one of the most valuable skills children need to learn to be successful in life, and this lively picture books teaches just that! Check out the other titles for developing social skills. I will be adding more soon!

21 great ideas for organizing your classroom library!

FREE Fair vs. Equal poster from Ms. Fultz's Corner. Perfect for classroom discussions about respecting differences. Great for classroom management too.

At open house parents put their wish for the year in it.... Tells a lot.

Students must highlight their name before putting it in the tray. Great way to make sure all papers have names! LOVE THIS!! Free download of the label

Make a bouquet of lilies using hand prints. Perfect for Mother's Day or Easter! Mothers day gift for the kids?

These are great ideas for rewards for good student behavior, especially since, at my school, you cannot give out food/candy as rewards.

Duh! Why didn't I think of taking a picture of our anchor charts for my kiddos to keep in their personal logs. Genius!

AMAZING!! Automatic Seating Chart Maker. Allows you to enter relationships between students and gives you a happiness percentage based on your preferences. All you have to do is type in your students names and add in the needs and relationships. Awesome!!!

First, he blows some bubbles and, as expected, the kids all pop them. Then, he challenges them to NOT pop the bubbles even if one lands on the tip of their nose. Introduce the concept of self control and launch a discussion about stopping to think before you act. Dustin refers to it as a "bullet" in your year that you can refer back to again and again. "Think about that time when we didn't pop the bubbles..."

Smile Break is just a fun way to transition between lessons, settle in after play, give ourselves a break or fill in a few extra minutes before the end of the day.

Form to use when students are absent to help organize make up work Now I have a form to put in the file folder when kids are absent.

You better clear a few hours for this website. It's like a Pinterest of classroom setups. DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU!!!

Paper Drop System - Perfect for next year, I used it in a 3rd/4th grade class and 5th grade and made life so easy!