Cool School Ideas
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How to paint your own cookie sheets! Cookie sheet activities make great center activities- fun to add a little color.
How to Paint a Cookie Sheet
One of the teachers I work with suggested this idea at our first faculty meeting this year and I thought it was so smart! When kids are pulled for speech, OT, reading groups, etc., they put the cup on their desk to say they are out of the room. It makes it easy to glance around the room and see who has been pulled.
The Wizard of Boz: Classroom Tidbits
Awesome!!!! dry erase with cardstock, laminating, and duct tape - Just place the plastic sheet over the cardboard and tape around the edges. Simple as that and you're done.I love how cute they turned out and they are easy to write on/wipe clean. Plus between the presentation board and two rolls of duct tape it cost just over 50 cents each. I need to do this.
Hide questions under their seat and announce 'hot seat' sometime during the day. Whoever has a question under their seat has to answer it. Perfect way to review/have fun! This is an idea from kindergarten that could be used in ANY grade!!
Kindergarten Smiles: Common Core
Teacher Trap: classroom
"Scratch-off"paint (like on lottery tickets) - one part dish soap, two parts acrylic craft paint. who knew!?
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Pandora in the Classroom
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Use paint chips on a keychain to keep track of classroom logins. | 25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers
25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers
Use a collage photo frame to make a dry-erase weekly calendar/ to-do list. Put scrapbook paper in the frame and write right on the glass.
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Stage design . . . . use either big rolls of black paper or chalkboard paint
book hospital.. I stinking need one of these!! My kids always bring me books needing fixed
Cute idea to post outside the classroom door whenever we leave. Can have line leader be responsible for this or have it as a second job.(In addition, would be cool if you put this on a cookie sheet and had a magnet over your schedule location. For a spec Ed teacher can change up the locations to the classes you go to or to a room you use for small groups.
Cute idea to post outside the classroom door whenever we leave. Can have line leader be responsible for this or have it as a second job.
The Sweet Life of Third Grade: Where we are...classroom sign
Dry erase circles. Who knew? They save me SO much instructional time during the day because I don't have to take time to hand out boards and markers then take them up. I keep a bucket at each table with markers and baby socks and the students get them out when we are working. I walk around with my Active Slate while they are writing and I can model with my slate on my board! Amazing time saver!!