Quick, Cheap, and Easy Share Chair One of the teachers at my school made this share chair. I thought it was clever and cute. I had never thought of using a plastic lawn chair for a “Share Chair”. She decorated it with stickers and the kids love it. She uses it for not only literacy, but other subjects as well such as the closing of her math lesson.

Kindness Wreath: Add a ribbon for each act of kindness you find a student doing throughout the year.

Write name on plate when gone, erase when you get back. It is so gross to have them share something to carry to the rr- GREAT IDEA!

This site has some great DIY author's chair examples.

Area & Perimeter of a Rectangle All in One Short Lesson with Wheat Thins and Pull-Apart Twizzlers

Planning for a sub was one of these "hard way, easy way" lessons that I eventually learned. But, I really wished someone would have given me directions to the easy way much earlier in my career! I shared a few tips to make sub planning quicker and easier. paid

Runde's Room: Hook Them from the First Day ... Tips for Back to School - classroom teachers share their favorite fun and engaging back to school activities.

Clever way to store sentence strips

DIY footies for the bottom of chairs. so much better than tennis balls. cheap easy effective

Fun and easy way to review all skills taught! I put in questions dating all the way back to the first unit I taught! So much fun! On April Fools, everyone got a golden egg!!

Plastic plates from Walmart work as dry erase boards

Math Smartboard Lessons: With the growing popularity of smartboards, it is important for us future teachers to have a resource like this on hand! The lessons are k-5, and there's gotta be at least 100 of them on this website. I'll definitely be saving this link for my future room! -Maggie Smith 4/1/2013

Press 1 and the kids can "leave a message" to give the teacher their problems. This way the kids won't have to feel embarrassed by sharing their problems with the teacher.

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Share Chair! Makes it special.

I like this idea! Cute way to do an exit slip or thoughts on a book. Good way to use door space as well!

organize stickers by season and theme in a shoebox

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A metal tray and magnets serve as a “Where Are We?” chart. | 29 Clever Organization Hacks For Elementary School Teachers

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Easy and adorable No Name board.