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Book Drop for classroom library is a great idea to have in a classroom for the students to drop once they are done reading a book.

The Teaching Excellence Programfrom The Teaching Excellence Program

Classroom Organization 102

Classroom Organization 102 - Use for Bathroom or Running an errand? Add pictures of students under the magnets to make it easy and quickly to see who's out.

birthday gifts to give the students... big pixie sticks with balloons attached! i need to remember to do this next year

*Teaching Maddeness*from *Teaching Maddeness*

Highlighting Writers & Nametags with a Twist

Highlight writers by hanging their work in these cute clips that have specific praise.

Make a quick bracelet for students to wear out of a scrap of paper when you really need them to remember something. Brilliant!

TURNING IN PAPERS PROCEDURE-have students move clip to show who has turned in work. Another student can each day write who is missing assignments

Book Retriever - This app allows you to scan, level and inventory your entire classroom library. Leveling choices include Guided Reading Levels, Lexile, Accelerated Reader, Reading Counts, DRA and Reading Recovery. I NEED AN IPAD!

reading buddies- use to practice fluency. Students read aloud to reading buddy! {link takes you to picture only}

This is a great way to greet the students on the first day. The teacher gives each student a Meet the Teacher page and a goodie bag. There is also a student info sheet on each desk. This could be a great first assignment for students to begin working on as soon as they enter the room.

Minds in Bloomfrom Minds in Bloom

Books that Make Kids WANT to Write

This is a great source that gives teachers an idea of mentor texts for writing workshops. The author even tells you why she loves the books.