If you don't have a fireplace, but still want to hang stockings and decorate a mantel, you can craft one out of cardboard! Using cardboard display boards (ones students use for science projects), you can build a realistic (and lightweight) fireplace.
Use like "Caught Being Good" tickets. Maybe write "Habit: so I can circle which habit. Or just keep it general! Or, -- circle the number and the kids could have a 7 habits "BINGO" board and get a reward when all are filled.
Bloom& Taxonomy / new teacher evaluations require evidence of lesson planning for higher level thinking ~ I like thinking of it as a ladder and not a pyramid. All students can get to the top, with a pyramid it feels like only a few can.
Classroom Expectations and Belief Subway Art: We Believe
These belief statements can change an entire classroom culture. Rather than introducing or creating ‘class rules’, these basic tenants are ideals my class holds about our classroom, our work together, and the wo
10 Ideas to Make Your Teachers' Lounge a Positive Space
Our teacher's Lounge needs a positive upgrade to go along with our culture-building staff focus this year. Making the lounge a positive place where we can share student and teacher successes will benefit our school culture!
use them to hold all students in each group accountable for getting ready to learn! I'll use them to signal when groups are ready to share their thinking, when they all agree on something, or ready for transitions.