Use this All About Me sheet as a beginning of year activity. Students can work on this as they are walking into the classroom on the first day of school, while you are busy talking to parents and getting others settled. This sheet can also be used as a guide when students share some facts about themselves to the rest of the class.
Are your students forgetting your routines or asking a zillion questions? Mine were! Until I tried this... Question Board! Classroom management for too many questions (Free- consider it a gift from my sanity to yours ;) )
If you're going to have a substitute and you love Post-its, this idea is for you!! I left instructions for my sub to give sticky notes to students for doing things I would be proud of. They wrote their name and "proud moment" on their note...such a nice welcome back from being out when you see all those sticky notes!!