I don't have a self-contained classroom, but I still wanted to be able to efficiently post Centers for my 90 students. Each row is for a different class, with an envelope for the assigned center. The sticks have my student's names on them, which makes for quick and easy movement.

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A New Spin on Exit Tickets in the Classroom

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My favorite back to school activity! Friend Wanted Advertisements!

Back To School Friend Wanted Ads


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Whole Brain Teaching - Attention Please! {FREE}

Whole Brain Teaching - Attention Please! {FREE}


Holding Students Accountable: Using REDO slips to keep students accountable for problems that they need to rethink and REDO!

Panicked Teacher's Blog: Holding Students Accountable!


Have you seen this?? We shared why we have switched to doing the Daily 3 instead of the Daily 5 – and how it works in our classrooms!:

Choosing The Daily 3 in the Upper Elementary Classroom


Making the Most of Small Group Instruction {with The Learning Chambers}

Making the Most of Small Group Instruction {with The Learning Chambers}


Tired of teacher-led guided reading? Want to try out book clubs in your classroom? The trouble with that is student accountability! This post will share one way to hold your students accountable even when they are working in a group without you!

Student Accountability


Student autobiographies..love this for the first week of school. Possibly have 2 writing samples one from beginning of year and one from the end?

Silhouette Autobiographies, Read Across America, and More


Use crates to make a supply station for each group of desks. | 35 Cheap And Ingenious Ways To Have The Best Classroom Ever

35 Cheap And Ingenious Ways To Have The Best Classroom Ever


Great way to help kids see the purpose behind the learning! Goals in Sight By: All for the Love of Teaching

All For the Love of Teaching: Goals in Sight


Homework! I used to hate it, but now I love it. Read about how I made homework more effective for my students. Get homework ideas and homework help for your classroom. (love the way this homework is organized!)

Homework: An Effective Approach


Someone was JUST asking about painting plastic crates. Monday Made it! First time trying spray paint! Tips to help you become a pro at spray painting plastic.

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How smart is this lady!! Have a folder for each standard and then put activities, notes, and games into each folder! like i have this kind of time #daretodream

That's So Second Grade!: Common Core Organization


Just so you know, teachers don't "Have the summer off." They just do a year's worth of work in 10 months.

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Departmentalizing Elementary- ELA, Math, Sci/SS (Students have 3 teachers, travel, have specials and have an RtI time called "Success Time")

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Teacher Week Day 2 Classroom Digs!

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Teacher Week Day 2 Classroom Digs!


The Story Behind the "I AM" Wall | Blog | Alabama Best Practices Center

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KAHOOT! Game-based classroom response system. just signed up and this looks COOL for BYOD classrooms, could use instead of clickers. Benefits both educators and learners.

Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system


Invite your Dads to volunteer for a Super Bowl math centers party! Includes place value, time, money, addition and subtraction, measurement, and the associative property. Also includes an MVP writing activity and "student playbook" folder craftivity. My Dads and my kiddos loved it!

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March Activities Mini Pack When March rolls around and the weather begins to warm, teaching can become a challenge. These seasonal activities will ensure that your students are on task and learning when spring fever starts to hit! In this packet you'll find two pages of directions followed by more than a dozen pages of printables for Read Across America, Pi Day, St. Patrick's Day, and Spring. You can preview the entire pack before purchasing. $

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Valentine Word Challenge Freebie from Laura Candler

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FREE Buddy Test Prep Activity makes test prep fun! Students take turns working alone and then with a buddy to complete test prep worksheets. Step-by-step directions included. This freebie has been downloaded from TpT over 35,000 times!

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Stop what you’re doing. Walk over and hand this to a child instead of yelling across the classroom. Great idea for classroom management without disrupting the whole class! With picture cues for the firsties.

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