flour, salt, water, and food coloring makes puffy paint!  gotta remember this before going out & buying

Homemade Doodle Paint - flour, salt, water, and food coloring makes puffy paint! gotta remember this before going out & buying

Awesome list of procedures to teach at the beginning of year

Head Off Behavior Problems With Classroom Procedures -- list of 30 procedures to remember to teach at the start of the year

a whole site dedicated to organizing your classroom

A site dedicated to organizing a classroom. Written by an organized teacher. Helpful ideas and reminders for when I have my own classroom again.

"Challenge capsules" for students who finish early-- keep those high achievers moving :)

"Challenge capsules" for students who finish early-- keep those high achievers moving :) (ART CHALLENGE CAPSULES!) Could use plastic eggs if you don't have the capsules.

To calm the chaos.

Cute idea for lining up.I have to do this with each kid having a number. 29 kindies lining up means ciaos.

Front folders for unfinished work instead of inside desks where sometimes the work disappears into black holes. - or on the sides if they sit at tables!

Front folders for unfinished work instead of inside desks where sometimes the work disappears into black holes. I love this idea because it also eliminates taping name tags onto the desks!

High five notes. Good idea!

understand motivation These little crafts are "high-fives" that you can give to your students. The positive attention and praise provided by the high-fives can work wonders for students motivation.

Awesome brain breaks and Minute to Win it activities/explanations

Awesome brain breaks and Minute to Win it activities/explanations! Rainy day activities or last day of school fun!

Great Classroom Ideas!

I LOVE the behavior chart that is made like a guitar! Rockin' Behavior for sure! First Grade Fresh: Let's give them something to talk about.

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