Log in
There’s more to see...
Sign up to see the rest of what’s here!

Teaching Tips and Lesson Plans

Classroom Data Wall : The border is made up of paint chips. One paint chip per student. In each section they write their GOAL for that quarter.

Beginning of the Year Assessments (this is for 1st grade, but some ideas can be adjusted for younger grades)

Fun in First Grade: Beginning of the Year Assessments

Saw this idea of making giant pencils out of pringles cans. Took it one step further and turned them into Box Tops collection bins. I will use them for decorations at Back to School night and Class Assignment Day. Then maybe some lucky students will win one of their own! (picture only.)

TEACHER TIP: I like to laminate cards, hole punch and attach onto a metal ring. You can keep student information at your fingertips throughout the year. Perfect for emergencies, field trips or quick contact information. Just hang on a hook by your phone in your room.

I am in LOVE with this blog post about Meet the Teacher night!! So many great tips on how she runs things including the student packets, helping hands for supplies, and treats for students and parents.

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Ready or Not...Meet the Teacher!

Easy crate seat using table cloth instead of material. tutorial step by step directions. Cheap storage solution to match your classroom theme

Crate Seat Tutorial | Pre-K Pages

Need an idea to end the day? The End of the Day Jar has 24 questions to ask students to get them talking about their school day. This helps build community in the classroom. You can call on students to answer the questions or have them talk with a buddy.

Teaching Special Thinkers: Telling Time is EASY PEASY Love this idea for teaching time with manipulatives!

Teaching Special Thinkers: Telling Time is EASY PEASY

Reminder sticky notes to attach to your wrist like a watch. Great reminders to send home with kids!

Magnetic Reusable Numbers... instead of magnets every year with names on them?

The Wise & Witty Teacher: Thursday's Creations

Bags at the dollar store for each student to store their independent reading books, reading response notebooks, writer's notebooks, word work notebooks, post-it notes and a pencil. I put a command hook on each desk for them to keep their bag. It has been so much easier than finding a place to store bulky book boxes and the kids love to carry them around the classroom.