Using puppets/animals to show kiddos how a line should look and work!

My Ordinal Numbers-An Interactive Math Booklet

Dr. Jean's tricks for when "Shhhh!" does not work! Cute ideas!

Latches and Locks

These freebie short vowel posters are great for teaching short vowel sounds. They give a visual and a hand motion. The hand motions really help my struggling readers with remembering the 'e' and 'i' sounds.

Kindergarten At Heart: Beginning of the Year

Great manipulative for teaching numbers, one to one correspondence as well as motor skills

Book about showing your sorry, not just saying it.

Use green, yellow, and red colored cups for group work. When a table gets too loud, change the cup to yellow. If the table continues to be too loud, the cup gets changed to red; this means a loss of group time. Students now have to do their work independently and silently.

Making good choices!

teaching playground behavior

Getting Started with Whole Brain Teaching: - I use this for my class and it works at every level. It's simple, straight forward. I especially love that after I teach them and students for example call out (cause that never happens!!) instead of scolding, I simply say, "class? What's rule number 2?" and we move on

LOVE it!! IT WORKS!!! *Power Pellets -Anytime I call out "Power Position" the students have to stop what they are doing, fold their arms, and look at me. The first one to do so quietly will get a Power Pellet (aka, one skittle). Seriously teachers, THIS WORKS! I don't even really yell the words, I just simply and casually say them and they stop. It's magic what one Skittle will do for a kiddo!

teaching labeling - how exciting would this be for the kids?!

Nonfiction Text the video of kids teaching (and thus learning) the concepts

Transforming Teaching and Learning with iPads: iPad Activity: Open House Scavenger Hunt


Quiet work light. When the light is on, students are to work quietly.

Bing : anchor charts for reading

Great idea for noise levels in the classroom! But, this could also be used in teaching Readers Theater because the "presenter" voice projects more than a normal voice. For more Readers Theater ideas see our Facebook page at

This site is absolutely full of classroom management idea. I especially like her Thursday Folders and Communication Folders to traffic the amount of papers that go home, also this helps parents know when to expect papers to be coming home.