I’m trying to train my kids to use their heart maps when they need writing inspiration, so I keep my heart map by my easel and refer to it during every minilesson prior to writing. I like to pretend…VERY dramatically…that I have NOTHING to write about. The kids are quick to remind me that I can use my heart map for inspiration! They’re all, “DUH, Mrs. Carroll!!!” HA!
DEFINITELY doing some if these in my room next year!! 36 Clever DIY Ways To Decorate Your Classroom
Following Directions test hahaha I used to love/hate these!! I'd always fall for it. Another idea is to make it extra credit in the directions if a quiz or test. (Put your initials next to number 8 for 1 extra credit point) Teaches them to ALWAYS read directions