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First Grade Love

First Grade Love

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Organize construction paper in hanging files to eliminate messy stacks of paper. Great idea!

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Clever little reading nook between two filing cabinets... cozy with a sweet curtain.

Classroom: Decor

Editable quick reference flip book to help substitutes find the most important info they need about your class at a glance. Print on brightly colored paper and hang in a prominent location near your desk so that a new substitute can easily find it, and have necessary information at his/her fingertips!

Substitute Info Flipbook (Editable Flip Book)

Bingo for Books!! Tips for Organizing A Successful Family Literacy Night

Organizing A Successful Family Literacy Night

First Grade Blue Skies: Sunday Share and DJ Inkers Giveaway

First Grade Blue Skies: Sunday Share and DJ Inkers Giveaway

Education to the Core: Know Your Students: Five Ways to Check for Understanding in Your Classroom

Outsource it! 50 Ways to Utilize Classroom Volunteers | Minds in Bloom

Teaching With a Mountain View: Cutting Corners with Interactive Notebooks

Frame students work each week to highlight young author's best work in the classroom! The kids would love this!!


Dr. Jean Friends Blog: TABLES WEARING SHOES??? Students can practice tying their shoes when finished with an activity

Dr. Jean & Friends Blog: TABLES WEARING SHOES???
  • Pamela Dwyer
    Pamela Dwyer

    So fun!!!!

  • Makala Amaral
    Makala Amaral

    I thought so!!!

  • Georgina Lam
    Georgina Lam

    Very cute!

12 Tasks for Classroom Volunteers

this blog post has SO many tips to organize your classroom library

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.

  • Mechelle Johnson
    Mechelle Johnson

    Joyce I love this!

Data Folders for each student. student friendly and can give them ownership of their progress! This is a first grade classroom but easily can be adapted for upper grades.

Welcome to First Grade Room 5: Data Folders

Love this sign!

The Littlest Scholars: A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue

Genius! Give yourself a cubby so when the kiddos create picture/notes/etc. for you they can put them in the cubby instead of on your desk!!

Apples and ABC's: Classroom Organization

Instagram in the Classroom

We Are Teachers
  • Laura Focaracci
    Laura Focaracci

    No! I'm too old to use and follow another social media site. Can't we just leave this one to the kids?

Bingo for Books - What a great idea for family literacy night!! Maybe a whole school idea? Pretty neat! Maybe kids could read a selection from a book they're reading. Neat!

Ms. Fultz's Corner
  • Deirdre Kells
    Deirdre Kells

    Interesting idea!

  • Bren Speck
    Bren Speck

    Love it!

8 Great Classroom Ideas To Level Up Learning

8 Great Classroom Ideas To Level Up Learning @coolcatteacher
  • Lindsay Marsee
    Lindsay Marsee


  • Rinda Whitcomb
    Rinda Whitcomb

    Moms be like this too!

  • Jennifer Garcia
    Jennifer Garcia

    #1 is gonna be me on Friday lol

  • Amy Vaden
    Amy Vaden this to becky

  • Samantha Houser
    Samantha Houser

    Funny, Hilarious

Editable Monthly Newsletter FREE!!

Monthly Newsletter---EDITABLE!!

Kindergarten Calendar

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100 ways to say Great

100 Ways to Say “Great!”

I love this crazy tragic sometimes almost magic awful beautiful profession I am slowly but surely becoming a part of

Just another day in the classroom
  • Patti Oxendine
    Patti Oxendine

    Thank you Brandi. This is so very true!

  • Jennifer Noce
    Jennifer Noce


  • Tammy Curtis
    Tammy Curtis

    So true!

  • Angela Desmond
    Angela Desmond

    I don't. Time to leave it for me.

  • Melanie Williams
    Melanie Williams

    Luv luv luv!

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When the light's on, kids may not talk to you. What a FABULOUS idea! Perfect for quiet time

  • Lindy Burnett
    Lindy Burnett

    My daughter has a teacher that allows them to use these when they feel overwhelmed and don't want to be called on.

  • Patti Oxendine
    Patti Oxendine

    I love it. I need to get one. Thanks Brandi!

  • Laura Jones
    Laura Jones

    On weekends! While cooking! Paying bills, etc.

"Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." Happy Birthday Martin Luther King, Jr.!