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    Tell the students that you are going to be picking a 'Mystery Student' to watch during a lesson. At the end of the lesson, if that student followed the rules on the chart, they receive a sticker. Students will all be on their best behavior because they think they might be the mystery student!

    Too many nameless papers? Here's a song to help!......Follow for Free "too-neat-not-to-keep" teaching tools & other fun stuff :)

    Storage Shelf out of copy paper boxes...just another reason to hoard empty paper boxes!!!

    For posters, I hole punch the top right and top left of each poster, attach a "hole reinforcement sticker" and then laminate (only if you plan on using it often)! For chart paper and posters, I attach a small "metal book ring" through the hole and then attach a larger ring through that one. This way, the ring is going the same direction as the chart paper or poster and will sit in the groove properly.

    Individual cups in team baskets...I like it!!

    Fun and colorful way to organize supplies for your class and add an extra bin for "trash". This keeps students from going to the recycle bin.

    I few weeks ago I blogged over on my blog about my small group. In case you missed it, here it...

    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!

    Organize games in stackable plastic drawer bins with labels. No more missing game pieces from torn up boxes!

    Organizing Anchor Charts

    BASEBALL Theme Classroom Decor / Character Education Banner / Large / Character Counts / JPEG / graphics by Melonheadz / ARTrageous FUN

    Very simple and effective way for making and storing anchor charts.

    Daily Five/Workstations for bigger kids! Lots of ideas from a fourth grade classroom! :)

    Grade anchor chart

    This is a Bright Ideas Symposium! for 146 more bright ideas, click the picture! No products, just ideas like using sheet protectors to file. Nothing falls out!

    What the Teacher Wants!: Common Core Data Checklists! They have grades K, 1 and 5 posted now - I'm staying tuned for when they put out 3rd grade!

    These signs can be used during testing weeks or days. They have motivational sayings that are related to some kind of candy or treat. The candy/treats include bubble gum, 100 Grand bars, Milky Ways, Starbursts, Rice Crispy Treats, Airheads, and Smarties.

    Early Finisher drawers for each student. Differentiated work to target areas needing reinforcement.

    teachingtoday: This is such a simple idea I found online, but it is helping me SO MUCH with keeping organized this school year! I’m constantly making lists of what to do, this helps me. Papers have been piling up on my desk at school, I need to reorganize that this week. I may create another one of things to do at home….. Because it is SO HELPFUL. This is truly beautiful.

    Use baskets as "drawers" in their desks. Students put their pencil pouch and any "loose" tools in there to keep their desk nice and tidy. Why have I never seen this!!!!????

    Perseverance - What's Under Your Cape? Superheroes of the Character Kind

    ANTHONY and JAVIER!!! On the Tough Realities: | 27 Awesome Straight-Talk Quotes About Teaching

    Character Trait Person

    For those kids who need to be active at recess but need a consequence - interesting....Walking Tickets for Behavior Management

    Reward labels. Print on labels, have a student pick on, peel it off, and stick it to an index card of their choice to redeem when they want. Easy peasy!