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Introducing the Student-Led Classroom to my students

Introducing the Student-Led Classroom

This is a simple concept, yet the kids love it! Students who are usually reluctant to do sums, are eager to work out how much their names add up to. Anyone that is lucky enough to have a 'x, y or z...

$100 Word Challenge!

Sub Binder I HATE trying to write down where everything is.... THIS is MUCH easier! (THIS. IS. SO. SMART!)

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Quick, Cheap, and Easy Share Chair One of the teachers at my school made this share chair. I thought it was clever and cute. I had never thought of using a plastic lawn chair for a “Share Chair”. She decorated it with stickers and the kids love it. She uses it for not only literacy, but other subjects as well such as the closing of her math lesson.

Teaching My Friends!: Author's Chair ~ Share Chair

Random acts of Kindness.. after a cooperative project is done, students grab a tab and a sticker, give it to their partner.

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student data organizer and assessment sheets

a year of many firsts: Let’s Start at the Very Beginning!

Early Finisher drawers for each student. Differentiated work to target areas needing reinforcement. Brilliant.

dandelions and dragonflies: Open House and QR Codes

Pizza box drying rack. I would spray paint first. I'll be a local pizza place would give you new boxes

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How Many Days! Use 18 Ten Frames to count the days of school.

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Early Finisher Task Cards-Use task cards for additional enrichment for your early finishers.

educationjourney: Early Finisher Task Cards

Cityscapes, ocean scapes, landscapes

Apex Elementary Art: scape drawings

Here's a fabulous post on exit tickets in math with a huge number of assessment forms.

Mrs. T's First Grade Class: Math Exit Tickets

10 easy and fun dismissal tips and trick to help any classroom get out the door with ease!

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classroom rules

Colorful Cooperative Learning Poster

Teachers - Now you will know if it's your pencil! Decorative duct tape wrapped pencils.

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Pinner said: After my students write a piece I have them leave it on their desks when they go to lunch or special area classes. I place a Skittle on each correct punctuation mark {I'd change it to MMs, and only do it once in a great while, to keep it special}

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Thought this was a good idea to keep all the colors color cordinated and organized! And if they happen to get mixed up, well the student who finishes early or the one who needs something to do can organize them for you!

Ship Shape First Grade: Management, Crayons, and some Freebies!

Ways to deal with anger

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36 Clever DIY Ways To Decorate Your Classroom - BuzzFeed

36 Clever DIY Ways To Decorate Your Classroom

Journal Wizard: interactive notebooks, I love the unit pockets (remember this!)

Journal Wizard: interactive notebooks

"With having so many workbooks inside desks, I just swipe a fat Mr. Sketch marker along the bottom pages of the book. That way, when the books are piled inside their desks, they can see the colors! When I ask my students to take out a book, I'll say something like, "Please take out your Grammar Green book!" It really does help, and it makes transitions quicker and easier! And after a few weeks, my kiddos will be telling me which book is which!"

A Cupcake for the Teacher: freebie

Perfect for my owl-themed classroom!

Editable Owl Themed Newsletter

27 Costumes For Elementary School Teachers

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Setting SMART goals

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Tinfoil and Pipe Cleaner Challenge that your kids will love!

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  • Jenn Meyers
    Jenn Meyers

    Great teamwork idea, they could write the steps after or even descriptive writing.