My students last year loved having whole class journals to write in. They had a chance to write in them during Work on Writing, and a chance to read them during Read to Self. I made up a new set of 8. At the moment they are pretty plain covers, but once a student writes in it they have the option of choosing a sticker from my collection to place on the front cover. The stickers show me how many kids have tackled each topic.
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classroom journals - great early finishers activity
While class journal writing: Students write on a given prompt for that notebook as an early finisher activity or during the work on writing center
I love this idea! -Whole Class Journals. Each has a different prompt, students can write in them during work on writing or read them during read to self or buddy read! :)
Whole class writing journals- They had a chance to write in them during Work on Writing, and a chance to read them during Read to Self. Once a student writes in it they have the option of choosing a sticker to place on the front cover.
Whole class Writing Journals- early finishers, read in read to self time. Once a student writes in it has the option of choosing a sticker for front cover
Wonder if this could work for 8th grade language arts?
ALL ABOUT ME FREEBIE! - this is great for FIRST week of school - so fun!!
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All About ME FREEBIE by Science Doodles
This is a great first week of school sheet to let students fill out. They can color the pictures and decorate. Another use is feature five students a day to share, or save them in a file and have the students share them on their birthday with the class.Getting so excited for the school year
First day activity
Teachers Pay Teachers is a great site for worksheets. Some are free, some you pay.
Back to school activities: All about me activities: FREE All about me worksheet.
8 ideas for preventing the summer slide. Free downloadable handout. Great for parent/teacher conferences!
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End of the school year activities: FREE handout with tips for parents of how to prevent the "summer slide" of knowledge.
Christmas Book Exchange for the students. They would enjoy this so much!!
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Christmas Book Exchange for the students. Christmas party letter home to parents
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book exchange for christmas - can do for a room mom activity
Holiday Classroom Book Exchange!
hand print snowman ornaments...The cutest little Christmas ornaments the kids can make!
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hand print snowman craft
hand print snowman mini canvas
Hand print snowman ornaments (use small canvas for wall hanging ~J)
Want to do this at Christmas? Kid Craft: Hand print snowmen on small canvas.
hand print snowman ornaments. Fun kid Christmas craft
APS: Hand print snowman ornaments. The cutest little Christmas ornaments the kids can make! Craft kids diy
Christmas in Australia Snowglobe - for my holidays around the world unit.
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Australia Christmas idea
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Christmas around the World - great ideas (This is Surfin' Santa in Australia)
FREE Self Assessment Posters
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I love using this informal and formative assessment to gauge students' understanding throughout a lesson, or after a lesson. It would be even more effective for students to put their heads down before they give their input. This way, the students will not be influenced by their peers.
Student self-assessment posters to promote reflection and improve classroom management
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Laminate and velcro name tags to desk instead of taping them. Lasts all year and easy to switch out!
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Laminate and velcro name tags to desk instead of taping them. Lasts all year and easy to switch #Classroom Decor Ideas| http://classroomdecorideas524.blogspot.com
3rd Grade - Classroom Management - Laminate and velcro name tags to desk instead of taping them. Can easily switch out and lasts all year.
Laminate and velcro name tags to desk instead of taping them. Lasts all year and easy to switch out! OMG this is GENIUS! Sooo doing this next school year!
use velcro to secure name tags on desks. so much better than tape! | elementary organization.
Stations for meet the teacher night
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Back to School Night ideas
I am in LOVE with this blog post about Meet the Teacher night!! So many great tips on how she runs things including the student packets, helping hands for supplies, and treats for students and parents.
Open House Station: Backpack Tags
Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Back to School Night- backpack tags This has got to be the greatest thing I've ever seen! A station at meet the teacher night where parents can fill out the important information on luggage tags that can then be attached via zip tie to a backpack (or lunchbox!). This would help immensely with "lost" stuff!
Back to school night-- might be cheesy for middle school but who am I kidding lol
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Back to school night/ Open House-- might be cheesy for middle school but who am I kidding lol
Back to school night-- what a cute idea!
Back to School Night! Parent's Night
Pinner said, "Back to school night-- might be cheesy for middle school but who am I kidding lol". I'm thinking I could give a cute jar of mints to the teacher thanking him/her for his/her commit-mint, involve-mint etc. with my child! Great teacher gift!
Back to school - teacher appreciation
From one of the elementary teachers in my district (Kristy White). Great presentation of daily objectives for each subject area written as "I can" statements. She used CTP's Poppin' Patterns letters to make it pop! #creativeteachingpress #classroomideas #teach #wordwall #icanstatements
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Do this for extension activities. From one of the elementary teachers in my district (Kristy White). Great presentation of daily objectives for each subject area written as "I can" statements.
Refres on LOs. Amazing idea!
"Meet the Teacher" Ideas: 1) sign in with info, 2) Take Folder with child's info papers, 3) take label with child's name and stick to how they get home chart and 4) volunteer online form AND sheet if want to volunteer in classroom
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This particular idea not only helps the teacher stay organized but the parents as well, during the first day of class or even before when you have parent night you can have this set up step by step to ensure you get all proper information from the parents. this can also prevent important information about the children from being lost if it is just sent home or passed out in a stack of papers.
BACK TO SCHOOL: I love the idea of having different stations for Meet the Teacher Night or Open House. The labels make it easy for parents to walk through without much direction. It is a busy night so this time management tool is definitely helpful!
"Meet the Teacher" Ideas: 1) sign in with info, 2) Take Folder with child's info papers, 3) take label with child's name and stick to how they get home chart and 4) volunteer online form AND sheet if want to volunteer in classroom Great idea for next school year!
Meet the Teacher night or back to school night ideas on how to get and give parent info in an organized fashion. Love this!
Meet the Teacher organization. Smart. I think parents would appreciate this before school starts. Great ideas!
Math Fact BANG! Kids pull a stick, read the fact, answer correctly and they keep the stick. If they pull out a BANG they have to put all their sticks back. This would be good for multiplication.
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Bang using popsicle sticks F is for First Grade: Math
math game: label sticks w/ math problems, students answer correctly they keep, if they pull a "bang" stick they put them all back
@Nichole Claybern This blog has some cute math ideas; they are for younger kids but could easily be used for our kids...especially for those pesky math facts!
Math Fact BANG! Kids pull a stick, read the fact, answer correctly and they keep the stick. If they pull out a BANG they have to put all their sticks back. I have used this for sight words too.
GREAT idea for homework organization---or any work that needs to be turned in! You can quickly see who is missing their work!
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GREAT idea for homework organization or classwork- You can quickly see who is missing their work!
2nd Grade Stuff: Managing Your Turn-In Tray Using Clothespins...As a teacher, I think we all find ourselves dealing with the Turn-In Tray Mess! I came up with an easy solution that saves me time and best of all, it's cheap and easy!
ambedu: tcmtoday: Great idea: How to manage your turn-in tray using clothespins - a simple and inexpensive way to see who has handed in their homework and figure out who handed in that no-name assignment! Source: 2nd Grade Stuff Blog I wish something like this would work in middle school.
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Turn in tray
Easy way to see the students with missing work - classroom management
Organize student work with clothespins! Use numbered clothespin to keep track of missing work | 2nd Grade Stuff
Mystery Walker. This one has saved me so many headaches! Once we are all lined up and ready to leave the classroom, I choose a name from the bucket and put it in my pocket. This is our "mystery walker'. I keep my eyes on this child while we are walking in the hall. If this child has been on his/her best behavior, he/she gets to pick a prize from my treasure box when we get back to class.
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Classroom Decor And Organization. some great classroom management ideas as well
Mystery Walker. Once lined up and ready to leave the classroom, I'll choose a name from the bucket and put it in my pocket. This is our "mystery walker'. I'll keep my eyes on this child while we are walking in the hall. If this child has been on his/her best behavior, he/she gets to pick a prize from my treasure box when we get back to class. Great for behavior management!
Monday Made It - Classroom Management Once we are all lined up and ready to leave the classroom, I choose a name from the bucket and put it in my pocket. This is our "mystery walker'. I keep my eyes on this child while we are walking in the hall. If this child has been on his/her best behavior, he/she gets to pick a prize from my treasure box when we get back to class. Of course, my students do not know who this person is so they ALL try to be quiet in case their name has been picked.
Studio style - clipboards for displaying art and sketches - Red Velvet Art store in Springfield, Missouri
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Great idea for the art wall above our tech counter.
Great idea for kids artwork wall
Love this idea for kid art! clipboard wall art :) Perfect idea for a prolific artist. And displaying your kids' art too.
clipboard art display - for kid's art?
Art Show Ideas: The reason I love this is that it makes it so easy to swap out pictures when you get tired of old ones. I love this! Great for kids art work too!
Speedball brain break... Love the rules.
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Silent speedball -think I'll try this on all our Colorado indoor recesses!
Speedball brain break...
Run! Miss Nelson's Got the Camera: Tricks and Tips
Properties of Multiplication Foldable - great for interactive math notebooks or a math center. Send home as a study guide.
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Properties of Multiplication Foldable $2.50- Help students learn or review the properties of multiplication. Students make the foldable at a math center or as a whole class. Send home to study or glue into math journal.
Properties of Multiplication Foldable - great for interactive math notebooks or a math center. Send home as a study guide. $
This is a great food chain anchor chart, that could easily be simplified for lower elementary.
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Life Science Food Chain Poster
Love this anchor chart. Great to have students recreate in their science notebooks as well.
food chain anchor chart
Data folders for each student.
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individual student data folders - I love the idea, I would just need to change up the data collected for Kinder
Try this --> Student Data Folders @ Welcome to First Grade Room 5
Welcome to First Grade Room 5: Data Folders----- Maybe a good way to setup data binders
Individual student data folders. It says 1st grade, but could be adapted to any grade :)
data notebooks for next year.
The Fashionista Teacher: Love this! A student compliment each day. Students will love to see their name on display
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Frame with glass... dry erase each time you switch the student and compliment. I love this idea! Each kid gets a day to be complimented...way to make them feel special! I LOVE THIS!!!
The Fashionista Teacher: Classroom Tour (Part 2). Choose a different student each day to be complimented. Use dry erase marker so you can change the compliment easily.
Frame with glass... dry erase each time you switch the student and compliment.... and other great classroom ideas
classroom management- positive reinforcement
Amazing teacher blog with classroom setup
Command hooks and a tension rod create a super easy anchor chart stand!
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Classroom Organization: use a tension rod, command hooks, and binder rings to hang your anchor charts
Command hooks and a tension rod create a super easy anchor chart stand or curtain rod
Command hooks and a tension rod create a super easy anchor chart stand or to hang curtains to cover crappy looking shelves of boxes!
curtain rod and command hook for hanging anchor charts.
DIY for Classroom Decor: Command hooks and a tension rod create a super easy anchor chart stand