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    The most basic way to use these is to write the names of any students you DO NOT want to be working together on the same wheel (he he). To find partners, simply turn the wheels until the names line up. In 5 years of using this, the students have never figured out that they won't be able to be partners with students on the same wheel as them (he he)

    good idea!

    classroom management idea + freebie!

    Exit Slip board with student names

    Partner wheel: Put the kids you don't want together in the smaller circle and match them up to the kids in the larger circle! // Love this!

    Daily 5 Board

    Awww I used this poem for my student teaching gifts :)

    hot glue clothes pins to ribbon! Could use for displaying student work or even No Name work.

    LOVE IT!! So keeping this on my desk in class :-P

    good first day activity for next year

    Collaborative posters: Each student has one colored marker. Students are not allowed to swap colors with other students. Teacher can assess at a glance who contributed what to the activity.

    Students create SMART reading goals.

    When students complete centers they mark off their names - School Is a Happy Place: Math Daily 3, How We Started

    Class stationary! Give each kid a post-it to draw their portrait and then make copies. My kids love writing letters!! Love this!

    Students must highlight their name before putting it in the tray. Great way to make sure all papers have names!

    beginning of the school year question board - ask students to respond to your questions aimed toward a successful school year & cooperative class! (:

    What a great idea for turning in papers! Students can't "peek" at papers turned in before theirs.

    Goal Setting in the Classroom- love this. Students set smart goals, ones the can measure. I even set a goal and reflect on it too. Kids can check in on me and see how I'm achieving my goals as well.

    What makes a Good student? -first day activity