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They have to leave it on their desk so when they come back...Love this because YEAH RIGHT they really wash their hands on their own in the bathroom every time!

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.

First day of school ♥ love this. We spend a lot of time telling our kids what we expect. I think that it's a great idea to let them have a turn :)

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Teacher Time Savers

Teacher Time Savers - tape these "not finished yet" bags on the front of students' desks. Keeps papers from getting lost and allows the teacher to see how much work each student still needs to finish.

I LOVE how this teacher uses Word of the Day as a transition for her kids! There's an awesome video that explains this and has great Whole Brain Teaching strategies :)

Front Folders! To prevent papers from getting shoved into the black hole, I mean desk, never to be seen again! Accordion files fastened to the front of desks to file incomplete work so student can always find it and work on it when there is time.

Teaching With Music: Teachers' Favorite Educational Songs uses both left and right brain together for especially good retention

Time capsule. During first week of school the capsule is filled with traced hands, self-portrait, list of favorites, three things they want to learn, and a string, cut to mark their height.

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. I do check their folder at the end of the day and make sure there are not tests or activities that can only be done whole class. Then, when that student returns the next day, they put their folder in their backpack. The instructions to the parents are on the folder.

A whole site dedicated to organizing your classroom. . .I NEED to spend some time there!

Eat lunch in the classroom Extra PE time Extra recess time No homework for the night A day with no desks or chairs Mrs. Glasmann shows us her 6th grade picture (Where do they come up with this stuff?) Play a class game Rearrange desks however students want (This came with the stipulation that I can move them back any time I'd like.) Bring a drink and snack to school Movie morning with popcorn