Teaching Tips and Lesson Plans
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!
Math Strategy Posters - Strategy Posters for Building Math Fact Confidence
Math Strategy Posters for Building Math Fact Confidence
With having so many workbooks inside desks, I just swipe a fat Mr. Sketch marker along the bottom pages of the book. That way, when the books are piled inside their desks, they can see the colors! When I ask my students to take out a book, I'll say something like, "Please take out your Grammar Green book!" It really does help, and it makes transitions quicker and easier! And after a few weeks, my kiddos will be telling me which book is which!
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT IDEA~ Swipe a fat marker along the bottom pages of students' workbooks using different colors for each one. When you say, "Please take out your green Spelling workbook," the kids will be able to peek in their cluttered desks and pull out the right one, the first time!
A Cupcake for the Teacher: freebie
Teaching students to "show" in their writing.
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.
Kindergarten number game: math quantities and numerals
Kindergarten Number Game
Helpful poster for classroom guidelines of group and partner work.
Math Boggle worksheet using both addition and subtraction.
Addition and Subtraction Boggle
Using Clothespins to Display Student Work
11 x 17 book resport page
Book Report Poster (UPDATED)
I would put it in a reusable cup that said "Here's something to help you get back to the grind. Hopefully you won't lose your mind!" And add a crazy straw. :)
Get Busy Living: Back to School Gift
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 "good fit books," reading response notebooks, writer's notebooks, word work notebooks, post-it notes and a pencil for them to use during Daily 5. 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.
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.
Tons of FREE word work activities to use with any words!
Addition/Subtraction game. Students roll a dice, move that many spaces, add the number on the dice to the number card they landed on. Variations: +1/+2 dice. +10/+5 dice. How many more to make ten?
Another icebreaker activity. This worksheet asks the students about their summer. The students could fill these out on the first day of school and then share them with the class. Transition from summer to the classroom is often difficult so allowing the students to reflect on their fun times will make the transition easier.
All About My Summer Poster: A Back to School Ice Breaker Activity
Command hooks and a tension rod create a super easy anchor chart stand! 06FGFR14CP09
Fun With Firsties: Snow Day Activities & Holiday Hoopla
“Cheap” dry erase boards for the entire classroom. What a clever idea!