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    FUN! Twitter door- have a laminated strip for every child and they get time to update status about something they learned, liked or happened during school that day!

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    Ticket out the door is to "Tweet" or comment about topic.. This is an effective use of social networks AND exit slip!

    I am in love with this project! Would love to do on first day of school OR with my fifth graders at the end of the year..who are you as you leave for middle school and who do u hope to be...mind is turning...

    Erasing meanness in students. Powerful.

    Love this idea of using Vista Print business cards as classroom rewards/punch cards!!...omg I am so doing this!!

    School year time line, updated regularly.

    I love these! Animated timers that you can put on the projector. Gives students a visual for the time they have remaining. Plus a fun surprise (noise cue) when time is up! :)

    Classroom Boggle- for kids who finish early, morning work, etc. For real this is happening.

    facebook status for first week of school

    middle school textmapping - bloody heck is that impressive - I wonder if it can be modified for high school too (God knows they hate reading, and I feel like this would help those who struggle with it more - plus it seems like more fun then just sitting there reading some text).

    What School Lunches Look Like In 20 Countries Around The World This has a cool idea brewing in me... give students a series of pictures of a student from a different country and have them write a "day in the life" with school vocabulary. Then, based on what they learn, they will write a snapshot journal based on what they think after school would be like. (this could be spiraled all over the place!)

    List of 30 procedures to teach at the start of the school year. Great for classroom management!

    Our first assignment was a "Social Media Profile" get to know you activity. The kids fill out information about themselves and write four "status updates" from the summer. Imagine this in Spanish!!

    Instead of a "treasure box", these are coupons that students earn, like switch seats for a day, sit at the teacher's desk, job swap, bring a teddy bear to school, etc. (As a aparent, I LOVE this b/c it means the child isn't bringing home stuff we end up losing or throwing away! Simplify!!!)

    After School Routine Checklist- would be good to have one to keep me on track.

    52 folders for each week of the year love this idea

    Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker -- A book about the importance of listening. A definite read during the first week of school :)

    The best and most practical teacher jacks I've seen out there. 37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks!

    Lesson that helps students understand that fair doesn't always mean 'same thing for everyone'. Amazing. Doing this the first week of school!

    What the Teacher Wants--1st Day of School Powerpoint to teach expectations

    first day of school - name map (with pictures of things you love)