Take your cup and place an empty toilet paper roll inside. Now place your popsicle sticks inside the roll. Now you can pull from inside the roll. After you call the student, place their popsicle stick on the outside of the roll. * If there was a student that you think you might want to call on again just place them back inside the roll. Now students won't know who you're going to call on. They'll just think you're putting all the names back into the cup! So brilliant!

Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

Straw Structure Design Samples.The Challenge is to build the tallest structure with 50 straws and a small roll of tape. The structure must be able to support a 200g orange.‌‌‎

4 Engineering Challenges for Kids - with Cups, Craft Sticks, and Cubes

***LOVE THIS IDEA: I picked a stick and they never knew who that person was until the end of the day. If that person behaved in line, listened and followed directions in class with few warnings, they got a surprise out of the treasure box and their name went up on the wall of fame..if the mystery person did not behave their name went back into the box or whatever I had and it was never revealed. FREAKING GENIUS!

Sandy Toes and Popsicles: Back to School: Homework Caddy Tutorial

students remake as Respect Yourself, Respect Others, Respect this Place and use the same locations

I won't use this in the high school, but this is honestly brilliant for elementary school. I so wish I used this in kindergarten.

Call and Response Attention Signals

Places That Give Teacher Discounts

This is simple way to call on students when no one is volunteering! Kinda like popsicle sticks, but much more techy! Random Name Selector--

Desk Fairy! Attach a star to a pixie stick.. this is the desk fairy's "wand" -- when the students leave the room, you check each desk... the cleanest desk is awarded the pixie stick and this cute little saying!!

Each table has a drawer that can be removed & brought over to the table.

First Grade Fanatics: Place Value

Great Teacher Binder-has a place for everything! I am definitely going to do this!

Have balloons (with each child's name) around room at meet the teacher day - get to take home...maybe you could put a surprise inside..like a cute pencil or something!? hmm..

the scratchy sides of velcro are a great way to help fidgety kids who need tactile stimulation--stick the scratchy velcro under their desks so that they can rub their finger over it and stay in their seats with minimal distraction!

AWESOME Daily Five website. So many great ideas, classroom management, set-up, explanation, all in one place.

This blog has a lot of cute fresh classroom ideas!!


Popsicle trays make great crayon holders!