Love this! Maybe do this outside class door and change the theme each month. Idiom, simile, personification, etc...maybe even grammar. Maybe offer extra credit for edit/revision of the week...or if kids bring in something with a typo/punctuation mistake.
Idea for Work for the Week. Great for absent students or to place extra copies. You could also label by class period for assignment pass back. I usually had a helper that would look at their class period and then pass the papers back if they finished their work early.
two minute countdown: *make sure your planner is filled out *put away homework and other papers in your binder *organize your materials - don't leave anything behind *thank someone for their help or kindness *stay seated until mrs. teacher dismisses you - remember, every minute counts!
Save time and work smarter by grouping tasks together. Need to distribute materials quickly? Try grouping everything you need for each day in brightly colored boxes, one for each table. Designate a student helper or a classroom manager to get the boxes each day, and you immediately save twenty minutes or more by not having to pass out materials...