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Teacher friends...check.this.out!  This is the coolest resource EVER.  I'm singing these songs out loud as I type.  Can't wait for Monday!

Teacher friends...check.this.out! This is the coolest resource EVER. I'm singing these songs out loud as I type. Can't wait for Monday!

Line up chants and great transition songs for when you're leaving the classroom! Think my middle school students could do these as a friendly reminder to be quiet!

Line up chants and great transition songs for when you're leaving the classroom! Think my middle school students could do these as a friendly reminder to be quiet!

Responsive classroom The basket includes a mirror because sometimes it helps a kid to see the emotion on his own face in order to recognize it.  There are squishy balls for squeezing the tension away, a few cue cards for self calming, and a timer to remind kids not to stay too long.  There usually is a little stuffed cat in the box, too - wonder where it went!?  Someone must have needed a little snuggle for the road:)

Responsive classroom The basket includes a mirror because sometimes it helps a kid to see the emotion on his own face in order to recognize it. There are squishy balls for squeezing the tension away, a few cue cards for self calming, and a timer to remind kids not to stay too long. There usually is a little stuffed cat in the box, too - wonder where it went!? Someone must have needed a little snuggle for the road:)

FILL YOUR BUCKET SONG by The Learning Station. Bucket fillers' are those who help without being asked, give hugs and compliments, and generally spread their love and good feelings to others.  It is proven that young children raised to understand the value of kindness are less likely to bully or even become violent.

FILL YOUR BUCKET SONG by The Learning Station. Bucket fillers' are those who help without being asked, give hugs and compliments, and generally spread their love and good feelings to others. It is proven that young children raised to understand the value of kindness are less likely to bully or even become violent.

Great video lesson on teaching children the difference between tattling and reporting. Free resource! Graphics from www.mycutegraphics.com

Great video lesson on teaching children the difference between tattling and reporting. Free resource! Graphics from www.mycutegraphics.com

This is a magnet for parents to put their child's work up on the fridge. The poem says: I made this special magnet on the very first day so that my first grade (or 5th grade!) work will always be on display

This is a magnet for parents to put their child's work up on the fridge. The poem says: I made this special magnet on the very first day so that my first grade (or 5th grade!) work will always be on display

10 Preschool Transitions- Songs and Chants to Help Your Day Run Smoothly - Teaching Mama

10 Preschool Transitions- Songs and Chants to Help Your Day Run Smoothly

Brain Breaks can be just what you need to help wake up the brain and body!  {Free Printable with 30 ideas to get blood pumping and improve focus!} fun little breaks that get pulled out at random times to wake up lethargic brains and bodies!

Brain Breaks can be just what you need to help wake up the brain and body! {Free Printable with 30 ideas to get blood pumping and improve focus!} fun little breaks that get pulled out at random times to wake up lethargic brains and bodies!

Fun Hallway Transition Songs and Chants ~ Offered for free by KindergartenWorks.

6 Fun and Simple Hallway Transitions {Printable

good idea to keep track of homework - beginning of the year give a small treat for each week then extend to two weeks and then a month

good idea to keep track of homework - beginning of the year give a small treat for each week then extend to two weeks and then a month

Getting Control of a Difficult Class-  a MUST READ for any teacher at the end of his or her rope!  #classroom management:

Getting Control of a VERY DIFFICULT CLASS

Getting Control of a Difficult Class- a MUST READ for any teacher at the end of his or her rope! #classroom management:

*** This is another great hallway poem that I have seen used in a first grade classroom. It was very effective and the students loved it.

*** This is another great hallway poem that I have seen used in a first grade classroom. It was very effective and the students loved it.