The Teacher Organizer: Classroom Set-up 101: "Classroom Stuff"   I need to take time and look this blog over!

The Teacher Organizer: Classroom Set-up "Classroom Stuff" - she has a checklist for the classroom stuff: like how she anchors a desk grouping of 5 or 6 to her desk to guide students

technology rocks. seriously.: Classroom Set-Up Tool

Scholastic has a fabulous Classroom Set-Up Tool to use when creating seating charts. The Classroom Set-Up Tool is a easy-to-use, virtual .

Ready-Made DI {Giveaway} - The Organized Classroom Blog  http://www.theorganizedclassroomblog.com/index.php/blog/ready-made-di-giveaway

Ready-Made DI

Differentiation in any mixed-ability classroom is tough, especially when you have reading and math levels that can span HUGE gaps.

Whew! Open House is Over! I stress myself out over Open House every year. I learned recently that some states up North call it Back to Schoo...

Sunny Days in Second Grade: Open House in Pix & Freebies! (labels and writing bulletin board)

2nd Grade Stuff: The Centers That Have Saved My Classroom!  Love to idea of multiple iPods for listening station.

Technology table - ipads are in larger plastic drawers, ipods in smaller drawers. Headphones in the basket. "Acceptable Use" rules are posted on wall above, and are free at "Soaring Through Second Grade.

Parent Teacher Conference Record from michellelooney623 on TeachersNotebook.com -  (1 page)  - Use this form to keep conferences on track.

Parent Teacher Conference Record

Parent Teacher Conference Record from michellelooney623 on TeachersNotebook.com - (1 page) - Use this form to keep conferences on track.

Letters to parents. Staying in contact with the parents is extremely important. Weekly or monthly letter/newsletter can be great! I plan to do this in my future classroom!

Staying in contact with the parents is extremely important. Weekly or monthly letter/newsletter can be great! I plan to do this in my future classroom!

More classroom job ideas (with printouts). Use student numbers instead of names to use it every year :)

Classroom Jobs: The students' classroom jobs are hanging on our art cabinet. We rotate jobs every Monday. Every student has a job. Jobs help teach responsibility and keep our room organized and clean!

I love her Australia idea!  "In the book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Alexander wants to move to Australia to get away! So if the kids are having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, (or if they aren’t feeling well) we have a mini Australia where they can take a little break and compose themselves before they come back to join the rest of the group. There are also band-aids, Vaseline, and books about getting along with others and following the rules."

My Classroom & Set up Tips

This little area is called "Australia" this teacher uses it as a getaway place for kids that are having a terrible horrible no good very bad day just like the book.

an online tool that lets you input the dimensions of your classroom and arrange furniture virtually! awesome :)

Classroom Designing - Design your classroom online with Classroom Architect. Harris' templet, but online.

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