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Word Work - Words Their Way. Lots of great ideas for word work activities and organization.

Make these captions with chalk board paint and then put them up in the classroom ~ so many ways this could be used!

Hide questions under their seat and announce 'hot seat' sometime during the day. Whoever has a question under their seat has to answer it :) Perfect way to review/have fun!

What a great picture for the first day of school. Could put your class name in the middle of the heart...

Give crazy straws to students as birthday presents! More fun than receiving another pencil and better than giving away candy!

Retelling Bracelet: Children slide a green bead as they tell the beginning, 3 random colored beads for details from the middle and a red bead for the ending. Handy!

When kids are pulled for speech, OT, reading groups, etc., they put the cup on their desk to say they are out of the room. It makes it easy to glance around the room and see who has been pulled.

30 Fun Classroom, Team Building Activities to bring community into your classroom. Great for beginning of the year!Activities for the First Wee...

cell phone partners-each child selects 10 names to put on a speed dial number. When you need a partner, teacher calls out a number and they check the speed dial to see who their partner is this time. cute idea

Paper Plate Weaving

behavior board. When students do something good, pull out a stick with a number on it (1-100). When 10 numbers in a row are colored in, students get a party!

Great for student desk clusters. Storage bins for student supplies in each area instead of locating them in one congested area. great for classroom flow during activities!

first day of school - name map (with pictures of things you love)

Back to School with Newspaper Dancing- great way to teach kids personal space

Use this at the beginning of the year to get to know your students. Way more fun than a regular worksheet with a list of questions. If you really w...

Free! Back to school puzzle!

This blog post gives ideas on how to individualize spelling instruction. Freebies included!

The displays are made with file folders in the first few days of school. Students complete an "about me" sheet that is attached to the first part of the file folder. The entire file folder is then laminated. A gallon sized storage bag is added to the bottom part of the file folder for students' work to be displayed.

100 things that I Love. Great idea for students to put in their Writer's Notebook and use to help them find ideas for writing.

This blog post is full of amazing ideas for how to prepare for Open House night and get a head start on learning about your students! I especially love the idea of an "About the Teacher" page and a page letting parents know all of the awesome things their children will be learning that year.

Behavior face. Such a great idea!

A paint pen can change your staples for those special items like invitations and programs. Good idea!

Differentiation

Use the bracelets for assigning students into teams for class projects. Or if you want random team assignment, put the bracelets in a paper bag and have students close their eyes and pick one.