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If a lot of kids look sleepy, stop talking and write a simple command on the board such as: Put both hands on your head. The silence should alert day dreamers that something is going on. Follow up with two more written commands. Make the last one something with sound just in case a few kids havent caught on, such as, Clap three times. Continue with your lesson.

20 Ways to Keep Your Students' Attention

Back to School and Beyond: Activities & Classroom Management Tools This back to school resource provides tools and activities to use during the first week of school and throughout the year. Everything is "ready to use" but can also be easily edited.

Organizing files by CCSS standard (via That's So Second Grade!)                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Common Core Organization- will do this- for organization & my sanity. Label file folders on tab with standard and front with description of standard skill focus.

Five ways to use memes to connect with students... (from www.traceeorman.com)- haha this is cute   I need a poster in our office but talking about their check & time sheet :)

For my teacher friends ;) If ya wanted a grade, ya shoulda put ya name on it.(from "Five ways to use memes in class")

Positive Behavior Rewards - Excellent for the end of the year!

Older children star of the day - Secret student! Primary Possibilities: Positive Behavior Rewards Secret Student with Freebie

A 2-sided conference form and a letter to send home. Everything you need for conferences and it's a FREEBIE!

A conference form and a letter to send home. I especially love pre-conference letter to parents so teacher can be aware of any parental concerns prior to conference time so they can be appropriately addressed. Pre conference letter home!