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this blog post has SO many tips to organize your classroom library

Use two filing cabinets to create a cute cozy corner or quiet area. The curtain rod and simple curtains make this a place where preschool students love to explore and sit and look at their favorite stories. Photos of friends and comfy pillows create a homey feeling.

Data Folders for each student. student friendly and can give them ownership of their progress! This is a first grade classroom but easily can be adapted for upper grades.

Welcome to First Grade Room 5: Data Folders

Genius! Give yourself a cubby so when the kiddos create picture/notes/etc. for you they can put them in the cubby instead of on your desk!!

Apples and ABC's: Classroom Organization

Instagram in the Classroom

We Are Teachers
  • Laura Focaracci

    No! I'm too old to use and follow another social media site. Can't we just leave this one to the kids?

Bingo for Books - What a great idea for family literacy night!! Maybe a whole school idea? Pretty neat! Maybe kids could read a selection from a book they're reading. Neat!

Ms. Fultz's Corner

8 Great Classroom Ideas To Level Up Learning

8 Great Classroom Ideas To Level Up Learning @coolcatteacher

Editable Monthly Newsletter FREE!!

Monthly Newsletter---EDITABLE!!

I love this crazy tragic sometimes almost magic awful beautiful profession I am slowly but surely becoming a part of

Just another day in the classroom
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When the light's on, kids may not talk to you. What a FABULOUS idea! Perfect for quiet time

  • Lindy Burnett

    My daughter has a teacher that allows them to use these when they feel overwhelmed and don't want to be called on.

  • Patti Oxendine

    I love it. I need to get one. Thanks Brandi!

  • Laura Jones

    On weekends! While cooking! Paying bills, etc.

"Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." Happy Birthday Martin Luther King, Jr.!

Use your stacked classroom chairs as a drying rack for student artwork! Paintings slip right in with one spot per student, and they're dry by morning when you need to use the chairs again. Whimsy Workshop Teaching

Whimsy Workshop Teaching: Word Families and Cheetahs

What a nice way to reward positive behavior and encourage community and discussion.

The Life of a First Grade Teacher: Achievement Badges

Too true not to repin

  • Lea Turner

    As a teacher I can say I would do anything to keep your child safe! Not only is it my job, but they become mine as well!

3 Key Ideas for Parents about the Common Core: A Handout - Wonderful free resource from Jennifer Jones of Hello Literacy

3 Key Ideas for Parents about the Common Core: A Handout

A Kindergarten Smorgasboard Schedulin Sunday!

  • Heather Martin

    Unless you're a preschool teacher where praising isn't allowed :-/ we are supposed to encourage