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Use this at the beginning of the year to get to know your students. Way more fun than a regular worksheet with a list of questions

Use this at the beginning of the year to get to know your students. Way more fun than a regular worksheet with a list of questions. * I will keep this, in case I ever teach older students.

Facebook-style getting to know you page. Very cool, with a link to an editable version.

Emerald City: Back to School. I'd still need to figure out how I'd edit "English" to "Math." This would be really appropriate for middle school students, though.

This is a little Facebook themed first day of school activity. Students really love these, as I have used both a book report, and math report form ...

Back to School FaceBook Wall-First Day Fun-Hallway Display

Bright Student vs. Gifted Learner

asynchronous development of gifted students - Bing Images. Don't forget gifted kids can also have learning problems. Then the giftedness balances the problems and the teachers don't see either.

would you rather..? To practice pair-share

Exploring "Would You Rather..." Questions

Over 600 Icebreakers Games: Hundreds of ice breaker questions, team building games and warm-up activities for your small group or team by Jennifer Carter.

SMART Classroom Rules Anchor Chart S - ay please and thank you M - ake friends and be thoughtful A - rrive on time, prepared, and ready to learn R - espect yourself and others T - ry your best!

Finding JOY in 6th Grade: Classroom Management: The Purple Clipboard

Finding JOY in Grade: Classroom Management: The Purple Clipboard. I wonder if this would be hard to maintain accurately all day, might work better in a middle/high school setting for periods than all day elem management. Like this idea.

'YourKids' Teacher: Erasing Meanness--a lesson on bullying. A lot of work but the benefits would be amazing!

Powerful lesson plan on bullying and meanness. It's from YourKids Teacher: Erasing Meanness. Check out the entire lesson and consider customizing something like it for a unit on bullying.

FREE! Nice Notes! Positive Notes for Students!  Need a BIG stash of these on my desk for easy access!!

I created these nice notes to send home with students when they pass a reading story. It serves two purposes - to celebrate the students' success house design home design decorating interior design 2012 design

I Love 2 Teach: The Scoop on Groups

I Love 2 Teach: The Scoop on Groups. These grouping cards make it easy to group students in a variety of ways.