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I got these car wash mitts form the dollar store –my  kids use them to clean the whiteboards and they think they are the greatest things ever!

You can use Febreeze to clean a dry erase board that just wont erase (because the ink is very dried on) . Spray the board and wipe, it also helps recondition old dry erase boards.

NOISE…removing one letter at a time when our voice level gets too loud. When NO is left, there is NO more talking! Love this! A lot more clearer than just putting up strikes on the board or letting the noise escalate to a point where you just cut off talking. It also gives the kids a chance to regain control of their noise before it gets to that point.

For notes, lunch money, etc. Love this because you always have kids coming to you every morning with different things to give you! Great organizational tool

Hall Pass - Print on card stock and put into ID badge holders on coil key chains (both from Walmart). Blank pass at end can be written on with a whiteboard marker and then erased (for students who have to go somewhere else in the building). These are waterproof (seal the top opening with packing tape or buy self-seal ID badge holders) and kids wear them high up on their arms so they don't get wet/dirty in the bathroom.

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Fair isn't always equal- great visual for kids!

My co teacher had the best idea! We made a nose wiping station. We set up a mirror, shelf, tissues and a trash can. The kids can look I the mirror and see how to wipe their noses. We will use it later for emotion cards and other exercises!