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Cutest class shirt ever. Each kid drew their own portrait. LOVE Love love this!! We did it for my kindergarten classroom and I still have the shirt!

I think I will start doing this each year with the boys and see how this changes as they mature also, what A Great Idea For A Teacher To Do For A Class Photo-Op...

Each Gladware container holds a student's crayons. The cups with scissors are velcro-ed to the caddy to keep them from sliding. Tape a copy of this picture to the side of the caddy so the kids can reference it when cleaning up

Cute gift idea for the end of the year: each kid gets a beach ball and everybody signs it.. "I had a BALL this year." Sounds better than spending $32 bucks on a year book for elementary student that throws it on the floor and forgets about it.

great take home folder- Could easily be adapted for older kids. Love the class list sticky and the important numbers. Love the place to include spelling words. Cool idea!

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All About Me Pennant

All About Me Pennant - Create a Class Banner Thru the Year

Homeworkopoly! In our class, one of the most anticipated activities each week is Homeworkopoly, which you can learn more about at teachnet.com. This is the only reward/incentive system I use in class. This summer, I adapted the gameboard to meet the needs of my class and to match our room. There are two files if you are interested... 1. Homework Board 2. Homework Cards How to Play: Each student who has completed all homework assignments for the week gets one turn…

I have far too many classes to do this with and my kids wouldnt appreciate it from a student teacher, at least not in class time. But, for those of you with the same class throughout the year and with younger kids, this is a great idea to show them that you appreciate each and every one of them.

Six questions to ask your kids on the first day of school. What should kids in our class be doing to make sure our class rums as smooth as possible? What do you hope to learn this year? What will you need to do in order to be successful this year? What will (teacher) need to do to help you this year? Our class should be _____ everyday? School is important because _____

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Made 4 Math Monday #4

Zap Review Game...great because the "smartest" team may not win :) My student teacher played this with my class! They loved it!

Exactly what I need right now! This blog post is full of amazing ideas for how to prepare for Open House night and get a head start on learning about your students! I especially love the idea of an "About the Teacher" page and a page letting parents know all of the awesome things their children will be learning that year.

Fantastic Open House idea - the kids write clues about themselves and cover their own photos w/ an illustrated tab.