Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

I like how this teacher painted the sides so she can instantly see who she has called on! No more piles of sticks next to the can! :) --Why didn't I think of that?!?--

Tell the students that you are going to be picking a 'Mystery Student' to watch during a lesson. At the end of the lesson, if that student followed the rules on the chart, they receive a sticker. Students will all be on their best behavior because they think they might be the mystery student!

classic Popsicle sticks with a twist - red dots on one end and blue dots on the other. Only pick blue dots and just flip the stick over once you've called on a student

from BuzzFeed

37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks

Make an “I’m Done!” cup so that early finishers aren’t bored. | 37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks


First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

Take A Number: Busy working with students individually and don't want kids interrupting you for non-urgent things? Have them take a numbered clothespin and respond to their concerns/questions/etc. in order. {via a 5th grade Special ed teacher's blog} I can adapt this for 5th grade checkout.