Word Wall - Using magnets to make the word wall accessible to the students. Great for Writer's Workshop and other writing activities!

Word Wall - Using magnets to make the word wall accessible to the students. Great for Writer's Workshop and other writing activities!

This has got to be one of the best ideas I've seen on pinterest! Using pool noodles for place value! Then, students can use colored straws to make own numbers and glue them down. Love this idea! Look for it at First Grade Fairytales: September 2012

This has got to be one of the best ideas I've seen on pinterest! Using pool noodles for place value! Then, students can use colored straws to make own numbers and glue them down. Love this idea! Look for it at First Grade Fairytales: September 2012

This App "Noise Control" magically ask your students & kids to keep quiet on your behalf..... It's so magical that teachers found that students are more willing to corporate in classroom activities.... http://theteachingpalette.com/2010/01/29/shhh-noise-control-2/

This App "Noise Control" magically ask your students & kids to keep quiet on your behalf..... It's so magical that teachers found that students are more willing to corporate in classroom activities.... http://theteachingpalette.com/2010/01/29/shhh-noise-control-2/

$30 DIY sensory table- buy different tubs to fill with different sensory items and stack them

The $30, 30-Minute, Do-It-Yourself Sensory Table

Check out different good-bye letter and poem options (some have rhyming lines) as well as a few gift ideas!

Check out different good-bye letter and poem options (some have rhyming lines) as well as a few gift ideas!

Lucy Calkins-great blog about writers workshop. See Feb. 12 post for video of Lucy talking to students about writing. Show to students at beginning of year.

Lucy Calkins-great blog about writers workshop. See Feb. 12 post for video of Lucy talking to students about writing. Show to students at beginning of year.

Private school might seem out of reach, but it actually can be far more affordable than you might think.  If you've been considering a change in your child's education, you will not want to miss these 7 super practical (and field-tested) ways to afford private school on a budget.

How to Afford Private School on a Budget

Private school might seem out of reach, but it actually can be far more affordable than you might think. If you've been considering a change in your child's education, you will not want to miss these 7 super practical (and field-tested) ways to afford private school on a budget.

Saw this idea of making giant pencils out of pringles cans. Took it one step further and turned them into Box Tops collection bins. I will use them for decorations at Back to School night and Class Assignment Day. Then maybe some lucky students will win one of their own! (picture only.)

Saw this idea of making giant pencils out of pringles cans. Took it one step further and turned them into Box Tops collection bins. I will use them for decorations at Back to School night and Class Assignment Day. Then maybe some lucky students will win one of their own! (picture only.)

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