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.
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.
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! $