In this post, I share different strategies from Jennifer Serravallo's new book, called The Reading Strategies Book.

The Reading Strategies Book - Inspire Me ASAP

Kagan structures are the perfect way to get students up and moving! We love using Stand Up, Hand Up, Pair Up for reviewing and practicing skills.

Stand Up, Hand Up, Pair Up

Make an EARPHONE HOLDER (...from a mint container) | via Make It and Love It

Make an EARPHONE HOLDER (...from a mint container)

Instructions for how to make them are included!

Crate Seats and Benches

Do you feel like you NEVER STOP TALKING at school? These tips help you turn the talking (and the learning) over to students.

8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more

Education to the Core: Ten Literacy Ideas for Emergent Readers

Education to the Core: Ten Literacy Ideas for Emergent Readers

for kiddos who forget their bookbag or folder!

a simple heart for home: I went grocery shopping last night...

toss n talk for all questions or task kids have to complete....must answer the question or complete the task under their right thumb

Homemade Toss ‘n Talk Ball – Great Sleepover Party Game

Mini Anchor Chart Stand tutorial- great post! Shows exactly how to make this stand for only about $7.

Falling Into First: Mini Anchor Chart Stand

Correcting pencil grip with a rubberband

16 Hacks To Make A Parent's Job Easier

Pick six students every Friday and write them a special note on their desks for them to find Monday morning. Keep a list and start again when everyone in the class has been done.

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Hang things on the wall using painter tape and hot glue. Place painter tape first and then hot glue! This may be like the most genius idea EVER!!!

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Use two filing cabinets to create a cozy corner or quiet area.

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Pictures of staff holding their favorite book in front of their faces. Kids have to guess who's behind the book!

Library Displays

Turn them into mailboxes for your students. | 35 Money-Saving Classroom DIYs For The Teacher On A Budget

35 Money-Saving DIYs For Teachers On A Budget

My kids love to "bulldoze the letter b" and it really helps clear up b/d confusion. (If they try to bulldoze a d, it just tips over.)

Common Core Connection

Achievement Badges

The Life of a First Grade Teacher: Achievement Badges

Math Tub Center! DIY! PVC Pipe and baskets create a differentiated math center system!!

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Lace your shoes! - Fine Motor Activity for Kids

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Hot glue clothespins to the wall to hang up charts

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36 CLEVER DIY Ways To Decorate Your Classroom!

36 Clever DIY Ways To Decorate Your Classroom

A PAT ON THE BACK- love this idea from Dr. Jean! Trace/cut out of Contact paper. Use as reward. Stays on all day since they can't reach it to place with it. Could punch out a bunch with our die cuts. Pre-write each student's name on one to make sure everyone gets one this semester. Gotta DO THIS!

Kidspiration Kindergarten: A Pat On The Back

So nifty! Using rain gutters as bookshelves. Just attach them with Velcro.

*Teaching Maddeness*: Rain Gutter Bookshelves {A Bright Idea}

I would love to find an old bookcase to do this for my classroom.

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