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    A bunch of fun timers for the classroom.

    Classroom Timers - Fun Timers

    Eye Like What I See!

    Eye Like What I See!

    We're Ready to Roll! A Week 4 Rewind!

    We're Ready to Roll! A Week 4 Rewind!

    Behavior Charts - When, Why, and How to Use Them | What I Have Learned - Adding goals to the top and a rubric has made all the difference this year!

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    I love counting songs. In this great kids video, we count to 100 and exercise. This is a great math song to start your day with, as a brain break or use it during indoor recess. PE Teachers will love it too as it emphasizes physical education and aerobic exercise.

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    Teaching "self control" with bubbles... I did this yesterday in my class and it was awesome!


    photo-collage Then use PicMonkey (or another image editing service) to make a collage of the photos and send them home as year-end gifts.

    WeAreTeachers: Year-End Activity: Career Photo Collage

    Glitter magic reading wands - "helps" kids read better. Whatever keeps kids interested/motivated!!!!

    Mrs. Jones's Kindergarten: Literacy Centers

    30 Back-To-School Lunchbox Ideas | Very Culinary

    30 Back-to-School Lunchbox Ideas — Very Culinary

    I know it's 2nd grade, but some of these ideas are just so good! I feel like if I were a parent and I went to an open house like this, I would be thrilled that my child had such a prepared, organized and caring teacher!

    Sweet Honey in 2nd

    Use baskets as "drawers" in their desks. Students put their pencil pouch and any "loose" tools in there to keep their desk nice and tidy. Why have I never seen this!!!!????

    Classroom Photo Tour!

    Outsource it! 50 Ways to Utilize Classroom Volunteers - This post is part of the Bright Ideas Blog Hop. Use the Link-Up at the bottom of the post to find more awesome ideas for the classroom!

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    My 2nd Grade Schedule Part 2: Fitting It All In

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    Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas organizing your students' work for the week in advance makes a teacher's life easier!

    Organizing Your Students' Work for the Week!

    Recycled cardboard - use bright colors or logos - cut into bookmark shape - whole punch - ribbon or yarn in top for tassle

    Cereal Box Crafts - Upcycle Your Empty Cereal Boxes

    Love this idea of using Vista Print business cards as classroom rewards/punch cards!!...omg I am so doing this!!

    The Nest Effect: Motivation & Rewards in My Classroom

    Scampering Through Second blog, clock petals

    Scampering Through Second

    Pinning now and reading later! :)

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    Wow! notebook -- a morale booster! When a staff member receives the notebook, they read the wonderful message that someone wrote for them. They, in turn, write a note to another staff member to encourage, give a boost, or to just say how much they are appreciated. At the bottom of the page they write, "Don't forget to pass it on....."

    Hanselor the Counselor: WOW!

    CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT~ Students write their names in a spot when caught doing something positive/good. At the end of day, or when the board is full, roll two dice and the student in the coordinating spot gets a treat.

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    Animal Voices Brain Break!

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    The Elementary Physical Education teachers have finished work on the brain breaks that you can choose to use in your classroom.  These brain breaks are good to use during indoor recess, a study break, a classroom reward, or just plain fun!

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    Pandora Stations That Work in the Classroom

    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!: Pandora in the Classroom

    Easy How to Make a Lockdown Shade for Your Classroom

    Easy How to Make a Lockdown Shade - KindergartenWorks

    Not my idea but I can tweak it and use larger storage bins for 2nd graders. I can put pillows and cushions in the bins. Book-Bunks or Book-Boats, you get the point! Fun in PreK-1: Ten Pin Linky Party: Classroom Decor

    Fun in PreK-1: Ten Pin Linky Party: Classroom Decor