Instead of having students stand around you with questions and such, they bring their clothespin up to you and you clip it to your clipboard, then they sit back down and you call them up when you're ready. HOW FABULOUS FOR Writer's Workshop!

Beginning of the Year questions

Nouvel atelier : l'accord dans la phrase - Loustics

GREAT idea for homework organization---or any work that needs to be turned in! You can quickly see who is missing their work!

Lesson that helps students understand that fair doesn't always mean 'same thing for everyone'. Amazing. Doing this the first week of school!

I Love My Classroom: Dicuts glued onto clothespins, glued onto thumb tacks - easy way to dress up and clip student work.

Now...question is...can I write in that font?

Ask each child to bring in a small framed family photo...love it!

Quiet Critters They live in a soundproof jar & only come out when it's quiet. Loud noises hurt their ears, but whispering is ok They love to sit on students' desks & watch & learn from the students. If the student is too loud, they get moved to the other side of their desk. If they continue to be loud they go back into their jar. At the end of the quiet lesson whoever still has a Quiet Critter on their desk can have points, a sticker or whatever incentives you have in the room.

Oxford International Primary Science takes an enquiry-based approach to learning, engaging students in the topics through asking questions that make them think and activities that encourage them to explore and practice. ISBN: 9780198394778

make your parent handbook stand out. put a magnet strip on the back for easy fridge sticking.

How to motivate your students to perform better and believe in themselves!

daily five check in.... maybe give each student a clothespin for each section to take off once they have done that activity, put clothespins in jars of corresponding colors...? still thinking about this.

A Teacher's Dream Grader!!!!! Wow. This has made grading just as the app suggest, a "Zip!" ZipGrade: Grade paper tests using your iPhone's camera

This compliments the clip system. I think it's neat how the teacher uses this check sheet to analyze behavior.

Instead of a "treasure box", these are coupons that students earn, like switch seats for a day, sit at the teacher's desk, job swap, bring a teddy bear to school, etc. So sweet!

I like the idea of putting this on my desk during a test. As each kid turns in their test to me they can take one and return to their seat.

Fabulous in First: Sunday Smorgasbord

Thrasher's Fifth Grade Rockstars: July 2012 --- Group work --- this is how it should look.

Oxford International Primary Science takes an enquiry-based approach to learning, engaging students in the topics through asking questions that make them think and activities that encourage them to explore and practise. ISBN: 9780198394822

This is a great idea to promote College Readiness!