I use Rachael Ray's Garbage Bowl when I cook. Great idea for the class, too! Whenever the class is doing a cutting activity, put a "garbage bowl" on the table. It collects paper scraps and eliminates paper on the floor.
Yes/No spoons! Cheap and easy way to let every student actively participate in a lesson : ) a great way to assess and check for understanding for my evaluations. One side could be painted red and the other green so it would be easier to see.
Need an easy classroom management tool to reward students? How about Classroom Reward Coupons? My students LOVE these Reward Coupons! Make your life easier with 62 Fun, Easy, and virtually FREE (all but four) Classroom Coupons.
First Grade Brownie Points - When the class gets a compliment from someone other than myself for good behavior they will earn a brownie for their pan. When the pan gets full of brownies the class gets real brownies....love this!