Classroom - Miscellaneous
1st Day of School Idea. Find your school picture of what grade you teach and have your kids try to pick you out.
Notes from Miss Dennis: my favorite first day activity!
Loads of Meet the Teacher/Open house ideas here!!
One Extra Degree: Catching Up With FREEBIES!
Free Multiple Intelligence test for kids - includes directions and a short video that explains how to administer it to your students. Great Back to School activity!
FREE Multiple Intelligence Survey for Kids
Maslow's needs adapted to the classroom--Edutopia
"Want a fun and engaging cooperative learning activity? Look no further. I have an easy and fun way to incorporate cooperative learning into your classroom. I started this activity by reading the book "The Dot" by Peter H. Reynolds. The girl doesn't think she can draw, but her art teacher shows her that she really can even if it just a dot. (If you have never read this story, you should....it's fabulous!) We then discuss the story."
A child's course of life should NOT be determined by the zip code she's born in.
Nicely stated! Teachers who work with this level of support can do far more than those who don't. It takes this kind of support to really make a difference.
What to do when you get the "class from hell" - The Cornerstone
I Need... (cute letter to send home when your students need more supplies) Just circle what they need and send it home!
I love this...have the parent write the address at Open House and then send a positive note home for each student at some point during the year.
magnetic quiet books- Love these because they are "no sew!"
Get these car wash mitts form the dollar store – kids use them to clean the whiteboards and they think they are the greatest things ever!
LOVE THIS!!! This teacher holds a "reading raffle" and students enter their tickets in the bins with the book they most want to win. :} Tickets earned through behavior and responsibility... Hold the raffle once a month...