a whole site dedicated to organizing your classroom....I died and went to heaven

A site dedicated to organizing a classroom. Written by an organized teacher. Helpful ideas and reminders for when I have my own classroom again.

Toothpaste Squirt Lesson for teaching kids not to be rude and put down others

Teaching Children Not to Be Rude!

Toothpaste Squirt Lesson for teaching kids not to be rude and put down others. Simple, but fantastic idea! Could be a great FHE lesson!

Divide the inside of a file folder into boxes that are slightly larger than small sticky notes. Write students' names in the boxes in alphabetical order, one name per box. Whenever you want to make a note about a student's progress, jot the information on a sticky note and then place it in the appropriate box. Periodically move the sticky notes to students' assessment folders. You'll have valuable information at your fingertips when it's time to prepare report cards.

Divide the inside of a file folder into boxes that are slightly larger than small sticky notes. Write students' names in the boxes in alphabetical order, one name per box, jot the information on a sticky note and then place it in the appropriate box.

many desk arrangement possibilities

Creative Desk Arrangements~ could easily convert to s small group lesson setting. Make the most of limited classroom space.

Fantastic tips to help students follow directions so you don't have to repeat yourself a million times. The magic word idea is a great technique to try.

How to get students to follow directions the first time

Fantastic tips to help students g directions so you don't have to repeat yourself a million times. The magic word idea is a great technique to try.

friendly reminders right on the desk - dry erase markers

Leave personal notes on students' desks with dry erase markers when you know you are going to have a sub the next day or if you just want to show them some extra love! Communication is key! Dry Erase markers wash off of desks in a SNAP!

One student is selected to be the "Ask Me" person (to help students who need assistance) while the teacher works with small groups-no disruptions for the teacher!!! I bet my Y4's would love this !!!

Great idea for classroom job! One student is selected to be the "Ask Me" person (to help students who need assistance) while the teacher works with small groups-no disruptions for the teacher! Kids would love to take turns doing this!

I would use this for students who finish quickly and miss a lot of problems

"Ticket" students who finish quickly and miss a lot of problems. Over time, repeat offenders may lose their "license" to participate in fun activities! Great for teaching older students

Garbage Bowls: Whenever the class is doing a cutting activity, put a "garbage bowl" on the table.  It collects paper scraps and eliminates paper on the floor.

I use Rachael Ray's Garbage Bowl when I cook. Great idea for the class, too! Whenever the class is doing a cutting activity, put a "garbage bowl" on the table. It collects paper scraps and eliminates paper on the floor.

Attach a bike water bottle holder to the legs of desks to keep surfaces clear.

use cinch ties and attach bike bottle holders to chair legs! What a good idea for dealing with those pesky water bottles! Use a bicycle water bottle rack on chair legs!

Good lesson for kids! A true apology has three parts: I'm sorry. It wont happen again. What can I do to make it right?

"I'm sorry" is a statement. "I won't do it again" is a promise. "How do I make it up to you" is a responsibility ~ Drake

Tips for using quiet signals and timers to management instruction effectively

Tips for using quiet signals and timers to management instruction effectively.I love using my quiet signals.some of my colleagues mock it but it ALWAYS works

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