how to prepare for Open House night and get a head start on learning about your students! I especially love the idea of an "About the Teacher" page and a page letting parents know all of the awesome things their children will be learning that year.
in a Nutshell" bag. Consider using it as the student of the week sharing bag, Challenges students to find items to place in the bag that will tells things that others may/do not already know about them! Could be a fun icebreaker activity.
teacher created and implemented her own data tracking binders! Students track their OWN learning of the new Common Core with graphs, Common Core standards broken down into kid language "I can statements", Marzano type rubrics and posters, and more!