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"I did this last year and the kids loved it!! Countdown to last day of school. Pop one balloon each day. Inside is a special surprise for the day. Ex. No homework, read outside, work with no shoes on, chew gum in the morning, etc."

the teacher wife: the countdown is ON!

scrappingwest: Birthday Cupcakes

scrappingwest: Birthday Cupcakes

Cute idea for birthday bulletin board. Pop a little gift in the bag and your birthday treats are done as well! (lots of good ideas here!)

The Coffee Crafted Teacher: August 2011

so many cute ideas for the classroom...bucket fillers, smarty pants, word wall,...

First Grade Sweeties: Classroom Tour

Name Anchor Chart for the beginning of the year


On each table have green, yellow and red stacks of sticky students are working on independent work, they can assess themselves by placing a sticky note on their work and as I'm walking around I can see who is struggling and whose not. Awesome strategy where students use cards to indicate how they are progressing through the independent practice. This allows the teacher to intervene when necessary and gauge student's understanding of concepts.

37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks

A Cupcake for the Teacher: Clip It! Behavior Chart {freebie} This has to be done properly. Saw it in a classroom where all the kids did just moved down with no consequences whatsoever and no one moved up. WHen asked what happened when they moved up the teacher couldn't tell me. The class was out of control.

A Cupcake for the Teacher: Clip It! Behavior Chart {freebie}

Kids vs. Teachers - a behavior management technique that works like magic! Way cool for upper elem

Kids v. Teachers – a magical intervention

Gift for parents at Open House???? Pizza Box to hold projects in! cute idea!

Kindergarten :: Sacred Heart School

beginning of the year procedures checklist

Mandy's Tips for Teachers: Procedures, Procedures

I just died a little and went to teacher heaven. The website it links to is AH-MAH-ZING!

Beyond the grades...: Teacher Binder

Open House or just in general - use clothespins to hold up a laminate sheet to make a sign or display - LOVE how easy this is! The Brown-Bag Teacher

The Brown-Bag Teacher

FREE. Open a positive line of communication with parents from Day 1. Have parents fill out this simple note at Meet the Teacher night so you can learn about their child before the year even begins.

TheHappyTeacher: Back to School Communication & Elapsed Time

Over 70 pages of classroom decor to help you stay organized this school year. Adorable teal chevron design. $

Classroom Organization~ Teal Chevron Classroom Decor

Classroom Organization~ Teal Chevron Classroom Decor $ || this has Samantha Massey allllll over it

Classroom Organization~ Teal Chevron Classroom Decor

Gray Chevron with Teal Classroom Calendar Set

Gray Chevron with Teal Classroom Calendar Set

Classroom Organization~ Teal Chevron Classroom Decor

Editable Teacher Binder in Chevron and Teal~ Fashionably organized! $

Teacher Binder ~ Teal Chevron

Your Life: Embellished --- Easy DIY Bulletin Board Ribbon Border. Classroom Decor, Teal/Lime Classroom, Chevron

Your Life: Embellished

Tips for Curriculum Planning {Mapping, Long Range Plans, Year-Long Planner} ARE YOU KIDDING ME? This stuff is awesome! We need to be best friends!

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Use a cover slip when collecting assignments. Grade the assignment, record the grade on the cover slip, then pass the papers back to students. No alphabetizing papers for the grade book.

Fifth in the Middle: Optimum Organization Linky - I'm in Heaven!

Task Card Corner... The MOTHERLOAD of all task cards & classroom organization.. Must read blog!!! Believe me!!

Task Card Corner: Task Card Storage & Organization

Mission Organization: 21 Ideas on Organizing Your Teacher Area

The Creative Chalkboard: Classroom Tour Pictures Galore!

Make classroom organization a priority in the upcoming school year! Follow the link to see how!

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Your CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION answer! This is my latest binder - Navy Rainbow! 450+ pages of editable organization, CCSS checklists, Excel lesson planning and grade book options, and more!