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When you say "fist to five check" students rate their understanding by holding up the appropriate number of fingers. The goal is for everyone to be in the green. Great way for students to self-assess their understanding and help you to gauge student understanding.

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Classroom Hand Signals Management System

Classroom Hand Signals Management System | AshleyRae | {K-6}....similar idea for student communication during discussions.

This is a bulletin board where students can put up anything they are proud of, whether it's a picture, drawing or good grades. I like this because the kids choose what they post!


First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

Teaching With a Mountain View: First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

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FREE Quick Survey/Reflection poster!

Education to the Core: Quick Survey/Reflection poster idea with a FREEBIE!

Based on Marzano's levels of understanding. Great for students to use for self assessment and tracking their own learning! (The 4th grade teachers at E.P. Razor developed this. Thanks for sharing!)

Ticket Out the Door! Have students write their answer to a given problem as they leave the classroom each day. Motivational, and a good way to check who did it and who did not.

When Im Angry/Frustrated Visual Calming Card- These are great visual cue cards to use with a student while having a tantrum. These are simple steps to help students cope through overwhelming emotions. The visual pictures next to each step allow students to be able to do it independently.

Keeping Track of Anchor Charts: Take a picture, print it and file it in a binder before taking the poster off the wall. Teacher and students can refer to the binder even if the anchor chart isn't on the wall. Brilliant.

Flip Signs for students to let you know what stage they're working in without interrupting the class. Sign says: I'm working hard, I need help, and I'm finished.

I always struggle to understand exactly what students need to know with each Common Core Standard. These teaching notes have helped me with teaching, re-teachings, and interventions! They spell out what students must know (in language I can understand!) with assessments to go with the teaching notes! Very helpful! $