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Decorate one side with Washi Tape and put students names on the other to pick students, make groups, or anything!!

Tell the students that you are going to be picking a 'Mystery Student' to watch during a lesson. At the end of the lesson, if that student followed the rules on the chart, they receive a sticker. Students will all be on their best behavior because they think they might be the mystery student!

First Day of School activity: Questions and "sticky" answers: What will you need to do to be successful this year? What will you [the teacher] need to do to help you be successful this year? What do you expect to learn this year in X grade? What should students be doing to make sure our class runs as smoothly as possible? School is important because...

Take A Number: Busy working with students individually and don't want kids interrupting you for non-urgent things? Have them take a numbered clothespin and respond to their concerns/questions/etc. in order. {via a 5th grade Special ed teacher's blog} I can adapt this for 5th grade checkout.

flip charts that say: I need help, I'm working hard, and I'm finished This could be part of a great classroom management strategy!

Keeping track of those who have turned in work and who have not. Have a list of the students' names and cross them out when the kids turn in their work. So simple! I like this better than one checklist!

At the beginning of every month, everyone starts off in the homework club. If they turn all their homework in on time, then they get to stay in the club! If they don't then they are out of the club. Students who turn all their homework in for the entire month get to come to the monthly homework club lunch.

What a cute idea!!! They are glow sticks with a tag from the teacher wishing the students a 'bright' year for the first day of school. Love it!

From Tyler Cauvel: My solution to my students forgetting pencils/having to sharpen pencils. They already have class numbers and now they all have a pencil that must be left in my classroom at all times. If a pencil goes missing I know whose it is by the missing number and they will lose points off their grade. I call it "The Silencer." :)