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Use the bracelets for assigning students into teams for class projects. Or if you want random team assignment, put the bracelets in a paper bag and have students close their eyes and pick one. SO SMART!

pickles and ketchups—On Fridays, place them on the board. Anyone who has turned in all of their assignments is a “pickle” so write their name under the pickle sign. Anyone who is missing an assignment has their name placed under the ketchup bottle. Pickles can “pick” a fun game or activity, while “ketchups” catch up on missing work. It is amazing how quickly assignments come in!

I like displaying past handouts this way so that students don't have to dig through a binder or a stack of papers.

Makes them accountable for leaving cap off, writing too hard, losing, etc. I like this idea!

Ipads: all about me posters. Great for an iPad class, & as a beginning of the year art project. Students write descriptions on the inside of the "apps"

class rules with student signatures -- first day of school. Like this idea


First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

Teaching With a Mountain View: First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

Bazinga - an awesome review game for most any subject and any grade. Students are in teams, I ask questions, and the students answers them. If a team is correct they have the chance to pick a Bazinga Card and we do what it says (e.g. double your score, erase 1 point from another team, switch the team captain of the winning team with the team captain of the losing team, etc.).

What a great way to display a variety of students work that is an interactive display .. by Squarehead Teachers: "inspiration in a box" class project display

Each teacher picks their favorite book from the book fair and then students try to guess which teacher chose that particular book.