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    Running records - use address labels, clipboard, and large index cards. Write your notes on the address labels as you walk around and observe. Later, stick them onto the child's index card. Quick and easy! Then, during parent/teacher conferences, just pull out the notecard and share your observations.

    How to print on Post-it notes...Why did I never think of this!

    Glue Is My Worst Enemy- Until Now...use Elmer's instead of stick glue so the pages stay in longer.

    Conferring notebook for the teacher : Easy way to see the whole class. Space for "next steps" or "small group" notes.

    Easy anecdotal-note taking-use a clipboard and a page of address labels, stamp with a date stamper and write notes on individual children on the labels. When you have filled a page, stick the labels to a paper with the child's name on it, filed in alphabetical order in a binder. Very handy!

    Post It Note rubrics - Love!

    A teacher who just gets it! She had a child with ASD in her class and realized that a strategy for that child benefited ALL the children. Now every parent requests her based on her research.

    Secret walker hallway tip. Have the quietest class in your building!

    Love the spelling test 100% punchcard! Gotta love vistaprint! Really cute idea.

    a whole site dedicated to organizing your classroom. Simple, easy to use!

    Divide the inside of a file folder into boxes that are slightly larger than small sticky notes. Write students' names in the boxes in alphabetical order, one name per box. Whenever you want to make a note about a student's progress, jot the information on a sticky note and then place it in the appropriate box. Periodically move the sticky notes to students' assessment folders. You'll have valuable information at your fingertips when it's time to prepare report cards.

    Craft sticks with magnet strips - great for creating groups of ten!

    Each child's name is written on an index card that's attached to a clipboard. I make notes throughout the day concerning behavior that are later transferred to this clipboard for safe keeping.

    While students are working problems, walk around the room with a handful of green pens. When someone finishes the problems correctly, they get a green star and a green pen. Now they are qualified to coach and star papers for other students, and so on, until everyone is done.

    Classroom organization finds shared by some very creative teachers - great pictures and ideas!

    Walk over and hand this to a child instead of yelling across the classroom. Plus you both know a warning has been given without debate.

    Students view different photo each day and make 5 observations, 5 inferences, and 5 predictions. LOVE this idea!!

    Yes/No spoons. Cheap and easy way to let every student actively participate in a lesson.

    Cornell Note-Taking Method

    I have been looking for something like this!!! Good to share with parents at conference time.

    Bloom's Quick Cards FREEBIE