Extra papers from the day go in the folders...perfect for make-ups!

file folders hanging on wall for extra papers handed out during the week - great for lost work or absent students. love love love this idea, I would have loved this during student teaching!

Where are we door hanger is a cute idea for  an elementary school class. It is an effective way to show others the exact location of that particular class. The only downfall to this craft is that someone could change the button confusing other people.

Freshwater's Class: Classroom Organization Take 4 “Where Are We?may also work well for a specials rotation chart.

Use the saying "Kiss your brain!" when students do something very smart (they kiss their palm and then put it to their forehead!) With this method, students get a Hershey Kiss when they are caught using their brain or being good. This idea came from Teaching Madness via [simply speech]

*Teaching Maddeness* Kiss your brain jar! Love this idea. I say this all the time and then they can get a little "kiss" for thinking!

Fun way to organize and get ready for a week of lesson plans.

Back to School Organization

Getting Organized with Lakeshore All Purpose Teacher Organizer, perfect for weeks daily lesson plans and materials.

Labeling Supplies with velcro photos on bins at the art room table. All you have to say to students is "Look at the Picture" in order to make sure they are cleaned up properly! It works!

Love this for Art Supplies Divide your bins. Take a picture of what supply bins should look like when put away properly. Students can't be dismissed until the bin looks like the picture.

Tape a Large Straw to a Notebook for a Pencil Holder. (A little bit of nothing that makes life simpler.)

Tape a Large Straw to a Notebook for a Pencil Holder

Tape a large straw to the cover of notebook to hold pencil.Just duck tape a straw to the notebook.amazing how the most simple ideas are also the most brilliant!

idea for your class library...and some other really good photos for the classroom and library center.

and some other really good photos for the classroom and library center. I love the color scheme and the low shelves!

Instructions for printing onto Post-It notes.  I will be glad I posted this one day.

Printing Personalized Post-It Note Messages.Now you can just peel off your perfectly printed post-its and stick them wherever you feel like posting a unique, colorful, and removable message!

Modified for a Special Education teacher

Dollar Store pizza pan used to make a "Where Are We?" board to leave at the door when you take the class somewhere. Just print out your icons on cardstock, laminate, and add a magnet to the back.

If They Can Argue Well, They Can Write Well: Using Classroom Debate to Help Students Think Critically, Research a...

If They Can Argue Well, They Can Write Well: Using Classroom Debate to Help Students Think Critically, Research a.

Center Activity storage! Nothing a little spray paint and pretty polka dot label couldn't fix.

This would work great for my boys thousands of match box cars. Use spray paint and a pretty polka dot label- great storage idea for the MILLION matchbox cars and small toys in our playroom! LOVE THIS IDEA for repurposing my empty coffee cans.

This word wall might just look tidy enough for this OCD teacher to be able to stand it....

I like the layout of this word wall. too many colors for this coming year, need to tone it down a bit. from: Melanie's Muses: April 2010

job chart for the 21st century!

iHelp Job Chart—The apps are library pockets and the kids will each have an index card with their name at the top that will slide into the pocket.

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