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2nd Grade Snickerdoodles: Sit Spots: My Favorite Finds #3

wow! Lowes sells these for about $20

5 gallon bucket this instead of chairs for small group table, because 6 chairs don't all fit correctly. These might work better than the milk crates under the kidney tables.

Brain break

Box Top Box

anchor chart listing rules when there is a substitute teacher :) Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons: My Emergency Sub Plans and a Fun Giveaway!

I love how she used real pencils!

Make your own pocket chart stand out of PVC pipe! These directions will fit the small pocket charts from Target.

I have always wanted to know what came after - After While crocodile...

"Musical Letters"-when music stops write letter that is on chair (try with sight words, too)

birthday idea, would be cute for primary room

"Sweet Behavior" classroom management idea! i like brownie points too, but i'd rather throw a cupcake party.

Behavior Chart

Owl Classroom Theme {Back to School Essentials} Love this one! Includes name plates, word wall, months, calendar numbers. Everything!

I love this way more than "don't throw a fit" ... gratitude is a great lesson!!!

If you aren't familiar with the book "Love And Logic" and you work with kids, I highly recommend that you stop now and start reading up. This is just a small piece of it, but still very worthwhile.

Each child receives a color for positive behavior. If at the end of the week they have a complete rainbow they get a reward. Plus it is a reward system and not a disipline system!

Five tips to increase student engagement in your lessons

brain breaks


This teacher does it all Whole Brain Teaching, the Daily 5, CAFE, Comprehension Toolkit, and Brain Gym.

This works for almost any grades! Great idea to teach social responsibility! Give kids a "Secret Service" mission. Tell them for 1 week, they have to do something for someone else without "blowing their cover." A fun, interactive way to get kids serving others.

Beginning of year learning rules activity

Classroom time line - love this idea! Great way to fill a bulletin board.