Birthday blooms! The pot starts full at the beginning of the year, then each child is given their pencil on their birthday! Other cute ideas on this blog!

Such a cute idea to have already made at he begining of the school year and give to each child on thier birthday

How I've grown folder for end of year - Include pictures, reading levels, and work samples from beginning and end of year. Other great ideas on this blog

cute idea to answer the "when is...?" questions

My kids are in college now, but this is still a grand idea!

Birthday Graph...I would rather put one of these up instead of a birthday poster at the beginning of the year...this is much more educational...

too cute. Would make a great end of the year gift for parents [picture of individual child, what they want to be when they grow up, and hs graduation year]

I've done a homework club for 7 years and it really works! I love this display idea! Must make this!

I like this for next year's birthday chart - getting organized in advance :)

FREE Dolch Words & Phrases Book This is a black & white booklet I make for all of my students each year. It contains all 11 lists of the Dolch Sight Words plus the Dolch Phrases for the students to practice at home.

High five notes. Good idea!

Advice from Real Teachers: What to Do About ... Students Who Seek Attention - This is the 2nd blog post in a new series that features responses from the fans of the Teaching Resources Facebook page. Take a look!

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

Homework club - everyone starts off in the homework club. They can continue to stay if they turn their homework in on time. End of the month all students still remaining get lunch with teacher!

Displaying student's work - laminated pieces of construction paper and clothes pins with thumb tacks hot glued to back...

birthday gift for students - I don't know if you do school on their birthdays, but this is cute if you do

I LOVE this!! She has the #firstday hashtag up for, obviously, the first of the school year. She's going to take a picture of each student and put their it on the board. Then she'll change the hashtag and pictures throughout they year. SO cute!!

Quick way to have students make a classroom thank you card for someone.

Classroom Organizing Tips- keep teacher binder like the students so you can replicate it when new students arrive. New student packet- so genius!

"One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world." - Malala Yousafzai This #Sevenly purchase gives back to educating young girls in Africa!

All about me bag: beginning of the year