morning routine area in a 2nd grade classroom; student mailboxes

Classroom Reveal!

End of the school year teacher letter! I have included this in each of my students final report cards. I have my address on the envelope and I already attached a stamp. I got the stamps and envelopes from the school office. I asked for post card stamps so during the summer I can send them a special post card in response to them writing to me.

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Sound Check. Free. If you want it completed, you have to click on the HERE link on her blog. Otherwise, you have to make your own. This is perfect! It's so small I can just hang it on or next to the whiteboard. Love. My kids need expectations explicitly set for everything this year.

Third Grade Tidbits: Monday Made It #3

Hula Hoop Telling Time..duh, now I won't look silly trying to draw a circle on the board :)

One Extra Degree: Quick Idea for Practicing Telling Time!

SUPERHERO Theme {Back to School Open House PowerPoint EDITABLE Template} | Open House Template | Meet the Teacher Template

SUPERHERO Theme {Back to School EDITABLE Powerpoint Template}

I bought several of these from Target's dollar bin, but after seeing how this teacher organizes with these accordion folders, I am going back for some more!


So many amazing tips and tricks for 2nd grade classroom teachers.

WeAreTeachers: 50 Tips, Tricks and Ideas for Teaching 2nd Grade

1st week of school activities: Read and use with the special name activity.

The Picture Book Teacher's Edition: Top 10 Back to School Books

Great back to school activity from Mrs. O Knows: M&M's and 7up on the First Day: Teach your students about consequences and writing more elaborate sentences in one fun lesson!

M&M's and 7up on the First Day: Consequences, Writing, and Learning About Your Students

This teacher taught his class a simple, yet powerful lesson about privilege and social mobility. Class privileges do exist in many different aspects of life.

This Teacher Taught His Class A Powerful Lesson About Privilege

how not to start third grade book

The Chalkboard Garden: Five For Friday First

Use paint chips on a keychain to keep track of classroom logins. | 25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers

25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers

Classroom Freebies Too: Quick Prep Student Welcome Gifts for Under $2...Get ready for Back-to-School!

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Love this activity

Weaving through a rainbow

Math Seatfinder: A Seating Chart Management Activity {Freebie} This is how my sixth grade students will be finding their seat numbers on the first day of school. Each student picks a card and solves the problem. The answer to the problem is the seat number. All problems aligned to fifth grade common core math standards.

Math Seatfinder: A Seating Chart Management Activity {Freebie}

Hilarious Grammar Posters For Your Classroom! A Must-Have For All English Teachers

Hilarious Grammar Posters For Your Classroom!

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25 Bellringer, “Do Now,” or Early Finisher Ideas to Start Your Year off Right! | Simply Novel Teaching Ideas

Create a turn-in bin with clothespins that are labeled with each student’s name. | 37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks

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Use two filing cabinets to create a cute cozy corner or quiet area. The curtain rod and simple curtains make this a place where preschool students love to explore and sit and look at their favorite stories. Photos of friends and comfy pillows create a homey feeling.

Positively Pinspiring

What kind of teacher do you want? 1st day activity - I could see doing this to set up classroom environment

What kind of teacher do you want?

change from the poster I have! Love this setup!

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Classroom Post Office - One of our classroom jobs is the letter carrier. The students ADORE receiving mail.

Classroom Post Office at Lakeshore Learning

This is a unique way to keep track of how your students go home for the day. Created by: Christine Best and used in her 2nd grade classroom at Parkridge Elementary

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Wiggle cushions. I even like sitting on them. They function like one of those big balls that kids can sit on- but much more manageable. (Don't they look cooler when there's 10 colors??? I have used these for 2 years in my classroom. Ask me!!)

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School Supplies in Candy Jars! Can't believe that I have never seen this before! So cute!

Wallace Family: Make it Monday: Teacher Edition