I always love getting a chance to see into someone else's classroom. "I've been getting a lot of emails lately about my classroom. This video is from last year, but much has stayed the same. I hope this helps!
Kids love choosing their goal each day and I have noticed a huge difference in the way they are during the day. They really like reaching their goals, and it's helping teach them to manage themselves in a different way. LOVE THESE SO MUCH!
Use a tap-it light to show think alouds during your read alouds. Tap the light "on" when you stop reading and discuss what the text makes you think. Helps students to "see" the difference between you're reading and you're asking questions about the text
Glue ribbon to back cover of notebook to use as a bookmark in journals. - Great idea to help the kids stay on the correct page in their journals!I kind of want to do math or science journals next year!
self esteem - students write complete sentences on each petal about what makes them special or proud. could also do a version where other students write complete sentences about the student in the center of the circle =) that'd be so nice. OR ADJECTIVES!