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Controlled dice - no more flying around the room. I tried buying these, very expensive, going to make instead! works great easy to do!

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Put two dice in a small container. No more lost dice. No more kids crawling all over the floor trying to find the lost dice.

During student teaching,I spent a couple of hours cutting notebooks by hand, which was a pain in the you know what! This tip is amazing! Dishing It Out K-2: Cutting Up :-)

Very smart and thrifty teacher! reading response journals creating by cutting full-sized journals in half!

Controlled dice - no more flying around the room. Genius!!! For overly excited kids.

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Controlled dice - no more flying around the room. Genius!!! For overly excited kids.

So many ideas for dice games, including simple classic childhood games, and printable games to play with dice

Games to Play with Dice

TRAVEL GAMES FOR KIDS: putting the dice in a small rubbermaid container works well even if you are not traveling- keeps from having to pick up the dice from the floor or knocking the game pieces off the game board all the time!

Travel Tip: "Roll" dice without losing them by placing them inside a mini Tupperware container. Perfect for kids to play games in the car. This is just a good idea for playing games with dice with kids anywhere!

This game is VERY simple but powerful for the kids  because it helps them to make those connections that 5 pennies = 1 nickel,  2 nickels = 1 dime, etc...

prince & co.: The Trading Game: Money Style.Race to a Quarter. This game is VERY simple but powerful for the kids because it helps them to make those connections that 5 pennies = 1 nickel, 2 nickels = 1 dime, etc.

Make as a game - shake and write the number in standard and expanded form.

Easy~Peasy Place Value

Here's an easy photo tutorial, plus some FREE labels for making a place value teaching tool out of a dollar store pill box. Great for reading and writing numbers in the millions and decimals!

Cool Down Cubes - great for students who have difficulty with anger. Using a permanent marker, write a safe "cool down" strategy on each ice cube. For example: count to ten, walk away, talk to a friend, take three deep breaths, etc. I also left a few of the cubes blank so that the students could come up with their own strategies.

Crafty Counselor Chick: Cool Down Cubes Plastic ice cubes have cool down strategies written on them (take three deep breaths, talk to a friend, go take a walk, etc.) - Take a Break Station

No More Name Plates The most frequently asked question when visitors come to my room is "What did you use to write the names on your desks?"...

Name Plates: Sharpie Paint Pens! Write directly on desks, birthday tags, etc. Rub well with expo marker, wipe clean with kleenex when you move seats or start a new school year.

35 Cheap And Ingenious Ways To Have The Best Classroom Ever or for bedroom or homework station

35 Cheap And Ingenious Ways To Have The Best Classroom Ever

Classroom Management Hacks / Organization Hacks / Physical Space Hacks: 35 Cheap And Ingenious Ways To Have The Best Classroom Ever

No mess!  Fill Ziplock bags with hair gel, food coloring and glitter.  Students can practice writing/forming letters, numbers, shapes etc.

hair gel, food coloring, glitter - my kids LOVE these! Make sure you put tape or something over the zipper side of the bag! We had problems with leaking after they were played with for a while. :) Hair gel and food coloring

"Introducing.... THE GLUE SPONGE! You just cut a sponge to fit in a container, pour glue it, and the kids can just press their little cut-up pieces of paper on it. No more globby glue puddles! What a great idea for kids and adults!  Will try!" - I wonder if this would work with paint too?

THE GLUE SPONGE: cut a sponge to fit in a container, pour glue in it, and the kids can press their little cut-up pieces of paper on it like a big glue stick

From Scholastic.Com These are "challenge capsules" for fast finishers—to keep them moving forward. How do you challenge high achievers? (image via www.mrsgoldsclass.com)

Neat idea for all camps. Could work as a"panic game/activity " Art Challenge capsules for students who finish early-- keep those high achievers moving :) teacher-teacher-teacher

Quiet spray, there is nothing in the bottle but when you take your kids down the hall you "spray" them with the quiet spray.

This might seem elementary.but I love the quiet spray idea! Very cool teacher ideas on this site. Quiet spray has nothing in the bottle but air. This may be the smartest classroom management tool I have ever seen.

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Decorating the Secondary Math Classroom

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