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The displays are made with file folders in the first few days of school. Students complete an "about me" sheet that is attached to the first part of the file folder. The entire file folder is then laminated. A gallon sized storage bag is added to the bottom part of the file folder for students' work to be displayed.

The displays are made with file folders in the first few days of school. The entire file folder is then laminated. A gallon sized storage bag is added to the bottom part of the file folder for students' work to be displayed.

Top Tips for the First Days of School. Some of these are really good, even for secondary. Loved these activities! For teachers.

I like the class dictionary idea! Top Tips for the First Days of School. Some of these are really good, even for secondary. Loved these activities! For teachers.

POCKET CHART COUNTING CADDIE

Pocket chart counting caddie

3 place value holders (hundreds, tens, ones), 30 number cards each of numbers 200 counting straws. x Resource guide.

A bunch of fun timers for the classroom. Maybe this will speed up the clean-up process

Timers aren't just for elementary school anymore; these fun timers keep them on task! A bunch of fun timers for the classroom

27 ways to motivate students

Intrinsic Motivation Infographic: The 27 Ways to Encourage Intrinsic Motivation in Your Students presents 27 ideas to encourage intrinsic motivation in your students

Lessons with Laughter: Homework Club & a Freebie!

Homework Club & a Freebie

Homework club- If they turn all their homework in on time, then they get to stay in the club! If they don't then they are out of the club. Students who turn all their homework in for the entire month get to come to the monthly homework club lunch.

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

Sub Plans Resource Binder

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.

What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher - terrific post by Jennifer of Cult of Pedagogy about the importance of getting to know your students and some tips doing that.

What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher

What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher - terrific post by Jennifer of Cult of Pedagogy about the importance of getting to know your students and some tips doing that. More importantly, create positive connections with your students.

Pinner says. "  My kids love this game.  I have gotten emails from former students asking if I still play this.  One of my kiddos walked in first period today and said, Oh, were playing Grudgeball today?  You just made my day Mrs. Wilkins.  I have two oral presentations and this game is just going to let me have fun.  So, how do you play it? 1.  Each team gets 10 Xs. (I had a class, y

Pinner says. " My kids love this game. I have gotten emails from former students asking if I still play this. One of my kiddos walked in first period today and said, Oh, were playing Grudgeball today? I have two ora

Treats & Sayings to Motivate Test Takers.  A perfect way to break the ice for those with test anxiety!!  I was one of those and something to nibble on always helped! Cute idea for the WV WRITING ASSESSMENT or WESTEST!

Tales of the Grade Teacher: ISTEP Day 2 Treats & Sayings to Motivate Test Takers. A perfect way to break the ice for those with test anxiety! I was one of those and something to nibble on always helped!

Love this idea for the last day or so of school- make stations for the kids to make things to take home over the summer. She has a station to make math flash cards, pick up a writing journal, make a book out of copied anchor charts, etc.

idea for the last day or so of school- stations for the kids to make things to take home over the summer. She has a station to make math flash cards, pick up a writing journal, make a book out of copied anchor charts, etc.

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