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The Teachaholic: whiteboards! This is a cheap and quick way to make them yourself. Just buy a pack of plastic sleeves and insert card stock (paper makes it too flimsy when they display their answer). Voila! I use a ring clip to store them. EASY! You can even print lines or graph paper on the card stock if you find it useful.
Classroom Coupons-50 Coupons to Reward and Inspire
Tired of looking through a stack of IEP's to find out what accommodations/modifications your students need
OMG!! From the School Supply Addict, a ton of links to teacher's blogs where they show their room set-up. Themes, organization, activity areas, etc. Only go when you have plenty of time! You could spend hours taking notes on all the great ideas that are being shared!
Confessions of a Teaching Junkie: The BEST First Day Ever!
Third grade classrooms at my kid's school use this management system. I think it's fantastic. The kids earn a jewel for their pin every time they make it to "Outstanding". If they get 5 jewels, the teacher wears it for the day. Then, the student gets a new pin with a new color (i.e. yellow) to start over with. Kids love it. I loved using it as a sub.