Instead of having to carry around your attendance sheet to recess or fire drills, etc. stick the kids names on the back of your teacher name tag. From:

Class roster by period on a lanyard; easy attendance in case of emergencies.

daily objective dry erase boards made with scrapbook paper and inexpensive frames!

I didn't find this on the blog...but this picture is all you need....this would HAVE to get kids to add their name!!!

Teachers - Now you will know if it's your pencil! Decorative duct tape wrapped pencils.

Include a picture list of students in your substitute folder.

For my teacher friends: Date Stapler: For the student who claims they turned it in on time. Oh my word this is awesome!

During read-aloud, have student select a button from a jar then ask a question that corresponds to the color button chosen. Questions can be answered individually, in buddies, or in journal. Button cards correspond to Bloom's taxonomy...great idea!

While students are working problems, walk around the room with a handful of green pens. When someone finishes the problems correctly, they get a green star and a green pen. Now they are qualified to coach and star papers for other students, and so on, until everyone is done.

Chant to do at the beginning of a new school year to help the students remember to write their names on their papers.

whitney...think you might need this in kindergarten! songs for remembering to not waste glue.

Students work as a class to earn parts for Mr. Potato Head. They earn a class party when he gets put together.

Attention grabbers for class

This would be great for flu season! Student leaves it on their desk, then uses it when they get back to their seat. Genius!! { one way to make sure they wash ;) }

Remind101 is a FREE, safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents without ever sharing phone numbers.

Excellent teacher website with an entire list of procedures for the first days of school. Worth checking out!

Great way to eliminate lots of questions about assignments!

A place to put all the beautiful pictures your students give you throughout the year. Keep it on a shelf where the kids can also look at it, and you don't have pictures everywhere!!!

You write students' names on jumbo craft sticks and keep them in a can.  Color one end of the stick green and one end red.  After they have had a turn put the green end down and the red end up.  When all the sticks are red on top you can flip them over and start again.

Students get to highlight their names before turning in a paper!