Dollar store soap boxes+top it cards= organized cards finally! GET SOME!

Using dollar store soap boxes to organize - card games GENIUS! The crapy cardboard boxes most card games come in do NOT last long in the hand of an excited four year old.

Dollar tree spinner + hand written comprehension questions = I need to make for my classroom!

Buy pinwheels from the dollar store to make a fun activity for hands-on comprehension practice. Read a story, then blow the pinwheel, and answer questions.

Ladybug's Teacher Files: keeping it together with a classroom binding machine (seriously one of the best teaching tools I've ever purchased!)

Keeping it Together with a Classroom Binding Machine

Ladybug& Teacher Files: keeping it together with a classroom binding machine (seriously one of the best teaching tools I& ever purchased!

1st grade common core standards posters

Common Core Standards Posters for First Grade

Kindergarten Common Core Standards Posters~This packet includes everything you need to post the standards you are working on in your classroom. The packet includes 5 different color schemes.

Reader's notebook, shrink weekly poems down, kids cut out and glue in, used as a "warm up" during Readers Workshop

In my district, we were fortunate to have a full time Reading Coach that helped teachers fully implement Reading Workshop this past year.

Readers Notebook, hot glue ribbon to the back as a "can't lose" bookmark

Glue ribbon to back cover of notebook to use as a bookmark in journals. - Great idea to help the kids stay on the correct page in their journals!I kind of want to do math or science journals next year!

great resource for reading groups

Making the Most of Small Groups by Debbie Diller--one of the best text books I've ever gotten for school

I love this IKEA frame.

Give everyone a button answer question on the way out the door

Buy at the Dollar Tree and write comprehension questions on it, spin, and wa la!

Petals of Feelings or Character Traits: yellow for respect, orange for fairness, etc. (Citizenship purple will have to be one of the shades of blue) and let kids stop the wheel as it spins and give an example of that character trait in action.