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Hanging Word Wall

word wall - hang from ceiling when wall space is limited.I could use my ONE bulletin board for something fun if I did this!

Different type of word wall idea... http://melaniefullerton.blogspot.com/2010_04_01_archive.html

I like the layout of this word wall. too many colors for this coming year, need to tone it down a bit. from: Melanie's Muses: April 2010

Everything flips.  No more buckets of extra calendar numbers - great calendar set up!

What a great idea. I am always losing pieces to my calendar section. everything flips. No more buckets of extra calendar numbers

I LOVE this!! Kids bring in a picture frame of their families and the classroom is decorated with them! How sweet to connect home and school!

This is a really sweet idea! Besides making the classroom more like home, the kids can also be aware of what their family looks like for safety reasons. Have Students bring in little framed pictures of their families to keep in the classroom!

*** 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.

"Practicing good hallway behavior is a routine for many teachers at the beginning of the year. Hang this Hallway Poem by your door and teach your students how to walk in the hall"

Your Teacher's Aide: Use Bath Mats for Circle Time

For Tracy: Class library = Bath mats. Why didn't I think of this? Perfect for reading groups or buddy reading if you want kids in certain places and to stay put!

Do you have a workable system to help you organize your guided reading resources ready for small groups and one-on-one lessons? Genia Connell has written an insightful post on her reading groups over at Scholastic Teachers. I especially love the kidney-shaped table with paper cut to fit, it would be perfect for notes. Pop on over and have a look at her ideas including a video, photos, tips and a freebie. Link in comments. Emma - Clever Classroom

*Link goes to guided reading group ideas. I just love the idea of using a dish drying rack to organize materials! So easy and inexpensive!

Easy way to make a display area on an empty wall: only uses poster board and duct tape!

Easy way to make a display area on an empty wall: only uses poster board and duct tape! I'm thinking chalkboard paint would be awesome for this above my whiteboard!