Alternative careers for teachers
My wonderful aid, Nancy & I had this idea for our Kinder classroom chairs...we originally started trying to make the chair covers (another Pinterest idea) but it ended up costing about 6 dollars/chair and a LOT of time. We did some brainstorming...knowing about the positive experiences students have had sitting on exercise balls in class (but knowing my type A personality can't handle 26 balls rolling around the classroom), this idea created a way for the ball to be stationary, but the stude...
Store classroom materials and give students a place to sit with these 5 gallon bucket stools! #storage #organization #classroom
The Applicious Teacher: 5 Things to Do Over the Summer to Make Next Year AWESOME!
Classroom Set Up - Encouraging Collaboration and Self-Directed Learning. This post if full of pictures and ideas. I love how there are so many different places for students to work, and everything is so inviting!
4 Tips for Documenting Tier 1 Accomodations and Interventions
Making book boxes with materials many teachers have on hand.
What I Have Learned: Planning for Next Year : Organizing the Year, the Day's Topics & Lesson Plans
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This is soooo awesome, never seen it before.
But really for AUGUST... Letter to parents-I did something similar this year, but thisletter is better....and cuter. The info. I got in my parent letters was AMAZING!!
I love her Math organization!!!
Use borders on shelves
Kindergarten Khronicles: Bulletin Board Birdies
classroom decoration ideas
Teacher desk, Spotting Spectacular Work student display board
Curriculum Mapping Your Content - The Organized Classroom Blog
Laminate and velcro name tags to desk instead of taping them. Lasts all year and easy to switch out!
Partner creation wheel. Put the names of students you don't want together on one wheel. Could also modify this with craft sticks. Use two colors and put kids you don't want to be partnered together on one stick color and everyone else on a different color. When you set up partners, choose one stick of each color.
Easy way to write down quick observations, then you can transfer the post-its to a notebook for each student
Great idea: "The kids add a sticker every time they get a 100% on their spelling tests. As you can see from the sticker chart, we went from less that 50% of the kids achieving a 100% to almost 100% once we started keeping track of the data! The other charts consist of Excel graphs made up of various pieces of classroom data. The post-it notes on the graphs are the students "thinking" in regards to the data.
The Perfect Calendar
It has everything organized into categories