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did this last year for ice breakers...can be adjusted according to level of class
Have a student sit on chair in front of white board and have others write a positive phrase about them, then take a picture. Don't let them see it...till they get the photo! Such a great end of the year activity or for those days when students are using unkind words about one another. If I become a Teacher, this is sooo happening!
Great chart to fill out with students on the first day of school!
Love this brainstorming idea for the start of the school year!
Use the bracelets for assigning students into teams and groups for class projects, or put the bracelets in a paper bag and have students close their eyes and pick one.
Interesting... Choose a desired behavior and write it on the board. Select a stick, but don't reveal the name to the class. Throughout the lesson, periodically monitor the named student for the desired behavior. If he achieves the goal behavior, reveal his identity and reward him with a special classroom incentive. If the named student doesn't demonstrate the behavior, do not name the student, tell the class that there was not a winner this time. Choose another mystery student and repeat the ...
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Vinyl cutouts on tables can be written on with dry erase markers. | 25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers
She did this in 4th grade- the kids loved it! Works best when the teacher wears a really tricky one! Try this with addition facts... love this Multiplication Practice. Everyone wears "multiplication name tags" throughout the day. You always call each other by their "name". This is Mr. 32.--I LOVE this! Could do it all week to get gobs of practice in. GREAT IDEA!
Use the Remind101 app to communicate with kids and their parents without having to exchange numbers. | 25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers
Another GREAT motto. Often time kids don't want to try things like work a problem out or answer a question. This motto would be a GREAT encouragement. This is probably something that could be recited before class every morning after the pledge just to remind the students of it depending on the grade.
I want this for my classroom!
Use green, yellow, and red colored cups for group work. When a table gets too loud, change the cup to yellow. If the table continues to be too loud, the cup gets changed to red; this means a loss of group time. Students now have to do their work independently and silently. This is great and won't punish the entire class.