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When a student is working extra hard, give them a set of smart beads to wear. | 37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks

37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks

More cute cheers to use with Kagan Structures

...great idea! It's important to get to know your students early on in the year, this will help to differentiate instruction, to find out the different learning styles of each student

Crazy for First Grade: Back to School- 2nd & 3rd Day

Setting the Tone in the First 10 Minutes of the First Day of School, from The Thinker Builder

If you are like me, you know that formative assessment can make the biggest difference in student learning. This resource talks about my use of "entrance" slips and gives more than 20 different slips PLUS suggestions for use for each--and even more assessment "help"! Ready to use for any subject, low ink, and geared for grades 2-6. $5

Student Data Graphs, Goal-Setting, and Self-Reflection Sheets (These are very empowering and motivating for young children.) $

beginning of the year procedures checklist

Mandy's Tips for Teachers: Procedures, Procedures

Over 30 Free Back To School Printables

Back To School Printables | How Does She

100+ Stores That Give a Teacher Discount

100+ Stores That Give a Teacher Discount -

Making the Most of Math Homework - A "Bright Ideas" blog post with tips for assigning homework and making it effective

Corkboard Connections: Making the Most of Math Homework

Show What You Know! - Learn how to use the cooperative learning strategy Showdown to increase engagement in your classroom. Great for using with task cards.

Corkboard Connections: Show What You Know!

Team Scoot - A New Twist on an Old Favorite - Learn how to engage your students in a cooperative learning variation of the traditional Scoot game

Secondgradealicious: How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible - an excellent resource for promoting engagement and higher order thinking skills!

The "sandwich" technique for expressing feelings - fun way maybe of teaching "I Statements" for conflict resolution

Birthday pencils for each student. Get it done at the beginning of the year and then no worries or forgetting bdays!

Blogging, Teaching and Second Grade... Oh My!