Each student had a sheet of paper with everyone's name on it. They had to write a nice sentence about everyone in the class. Then each student had 20 nice things written about him or her. We put those in a frame. This activity was great because some of the students in my class don't hear about how great they are everyday at home. Now they have a frame that will stay together rather than just some paper stapled. :) (photo only)

What a fun idea! Give each student a sheet of... | from-student-to-teacher


Musical READING Chairs... best idea ever!! Soo many great word work activities and ideas on this blog post - read it all!!

Short A Activities and Resources (including freebies!)


A bunch of ways to use floor tape in your classroom- wow- I didn't realize how awesome this stuff was! Pin now- get later!!

Using Floor Tape In Your Classroom


Ways to use page protectors in the classroom.

You Oughta Know....


Glue a pom-pom on the end of a dry-erase marker to create a makeshift eraser. | 25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers

25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers


GREAT list of Pandora stations to use in the classroom!

Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!: Pandora in the Classroom


Elementary Shenanigans: GIANT Jenga: Set the Stage to Engage Week 7

GIANT Jenga: Set the Stage to Engage Week 7


guided reading table with dry erase circles - Great for math stations with me.

Last Chance & Cribs: Classroom Edition


27 Creative and Fun DIY Back to School Ideas. Good ideas, but no directions or list of materials.

37 Awesome DIYs To Make Before School Starts


5 easy set-up centers for your classroom - I can see this being used for sight words!

5 Easy Student Learning Centers


Password to enter the room: letter, shape, number, sight word, names Could also have a password journal where the kids write it each day

Kindergarten Rocks!: Classroom Pictures...Finally!


Put an interactive anchor chart in your small group centers! Kids will love being "the teacher" and you'll love the structure, engagement, and learning they provide!

Interactive Anchor Charts- My New Obsession


The Thinker Builder: How to Organize Your Small Groups to PREVENT the Headache

How to Organize Your Small Groups to PREVENT the Headache


Hot glue ribbon to the back of journals to use as bookmarks. Great idea!

Week One...Done...and a Whole Bunch of Fun!


LOVE LOVE LOVE! kindness wreath | add a ribbon for each act of kindness you catch a student doing throughout the year

How do we Teach Kindness?


Use the metal lunch kits as learning stations - all the cards, tasks, pieces go inside & stack easily. A funky twist on the envelope or file folder. FUN & FUNCTIONAL :D

Photo Sharing!


Bookmark for interactive notebooks...how perfect is this?

Posts about Science Notebooks on Kristen's Kindergarten


Book Tasting. This could be fun for the beginning of the year. Have the kids "taste" different books and fill in their reading notebook with what books they want to read that year.

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Ice Breakers | Community Post: 15 Awesome Classroom Ideas For Teachers

Community Post: 15 Awesome Classroom Ideas For Teachers


I love this timer and it's only $11.00 at amazon.com

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Accountable talk strategy - each table group gets a ball of yarn; one student recalls a fact from the text (can tweak for whatever strategy their working on) and then rolls the yarn to another student who can recall a fact; continue rolling the yarn to make a web of knowledge

Good Morning Mrs. Rubie


This is a "Shout Out Wall" where students can shout out their success in school, home, work or activities

Good night, Posterous


chalkboard signs on clothespins - these are terribly clever! Would be great to display prices.

Goin' Over The Edge: Making chalkboard tags ala Stampin' Up!


LOVE this! Students are given an answer, THEY write the question!

What is the Question?


Library's 'Iron Chef' competition sends teens into battle with Twinkies

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