Spangler want to go on a date to Home Depot? Home Depot will cut your composition books in half - easier to store, more bang for your buck and so cute.HAVE to remember this for Writing Journals next year!
I put an absent folder on my absent student's desk. The students at their table will make sure they get all of the work we do that day put in their folder. This is an idea.student has to return work in folder (could keep track of grading.
When students participate when no one else is or answer a challenging question they can get 'smart beads' to wear. they trade in smart beads for prizes.I like this uses parent praise as the rewards, and recognized academic achievements.
Classroom management tool - It can be soooo time consuming to answer the questions.Can we use markers?, Do we turn this in?, Is this a talking activity? I love using these assignment choice signs to answer those questions without me doing the work.
The bucket filler board is a must! The kids can fill a bucket ANY time they want to! Every Friday, they check their buckets to find the kind words others have left for them to read. Also goes along with the book, 'Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
Home Depot will cut composition books for you for free. Give each student a half. It's great for writing journals in, uses and wastes less paper, and is less intimidating when you ask them to write a page-worth of material! So clever!
reward whole class behavior. I have a cut out of a jar taped to my whiteboard. There are also a bunch of magnetic gems. When the class WOW's me, I add a gem to the class jar. When the class fills the whole jar, I let them vote on their class reward.
The students clip their name to the sleeve, and Teacher works from top to bottom. As the teacher finishes with the top student, they head over to move their clip back to the bottom, and send the next student in line over to the teacher.