FUN! Twitter door- have a laminated strip for every child and they get time to update status about something they learned, liked or happened during school that day!

FUN! Twitter door- have a laminated strip for every child and they get time to update status about something they learned, liked or happened during school that day!

I love the desk arrangement in this classroom. Open group concept. Student desks are in groups, but all face the smart/white/chalk | | http://desklayoutideas.blogspot.com

I love the desk arrangement in this classroom. Open group concept. Student desks are in groups, but all face the smart/white/chalk | | http://desklayoutideas.blogspot.com

Students don't ask me for pencils anymore. No one leaves the room until all pencils are back on the board. (Photo only, but would be easy to make!)

Students don't ask me for pencils anymore. No one leaves the room until all pencils are back on the board. (Photo only, but would be easy to make!)

Ticket out the door is to "Tweet" or comment about topic.. This is an effective use of social networks AND exit slip!  *check out website on details on how to create "tweets"

Ticket out the door is to "Tweet" or comment about topic.. This is an effective use of social networks AND exit slip! *check out website on details on how to create "tweets"

A HUGE list of Pandora stations you can use in the classroom. From classical to current hits, you can be assured that your students will be listening to school appropriate music.

A HUGE list of Pandora stations you can use in the classroom. From classical to current hits, you can be assured that your students will be listening to school appropriate music.

teaching the students how to use their flip tents while working and self monitor what stage of working they are in.

teaching the students how to use their flip tents while working and self monitor what stage of working they are in.

Leave personal notes on students' desks with dry erase markers when you know you are going to have a sub the next day or if you just want to show them some extra love!!!!

Leave personal notes on students' desks with dry erase markers when you know you are going to have a sub the next day or if you just want to show them some extra love!!!!

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