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Stretchy book covers as chair covers to hold supplies...oh my goodness, why didn't I think of this?!?

I use stretchy book covers to hold whiteboards, a black sock (eraser), and a marker. Don't put too much in the pocket or it will stretch. Love the black sock idea.

Placemats used as "spots" for circle time. Much easier to find than those carpet squares.  If you have morning meeting or circle time in a special education classroom, these are perfect.  Less likely to slide around and provides a clear visual cue as to where to sit.  Read more at:  http://www.teachpreschool.org/2011/08/preschool-circle-time-idea-grab-a-spot/

Preschool circle time idea

Placemats used as "spots" for circle time. Much easier to find than those carpet squares. and to think i bought 100 carpet squares when i did teach :/

Another cool idea for a chair ...get to sit in the "Sweet Seat" for good behavior!

Sweet Seat

Get to sit in the "Sweet Seat" for good behavior! I love this idea. Students will want to sit in the special seat. I would have it at their desk and the seat would move around during the week to students showing good behavior.

Before & After:  Anne's File Cabinet Makeover. Not ME Anne, but someone in Chicago. Now I know what I will do with my daughters closet!

Before & After: Anne's File Cabinet Makeover

No more boring filing cabinets! I must try this with my ugly file cabinet full of prelim/dissertation stuff!

Metal bins covered with vinyl labels, placed on a magnetic board that hangs on the wall to organize art supplies. Board and bins from Ikea - great idea for the fridge - never look for a pen again!

Great Ideas for decorating

Metal bins covered with vinyl labels, placed on a magnetic board that hangs on the wall t organize art supplies. Board and bins from Ikea. Perfect for a playroom.

Countdown to the end of the year! Blow up 10 balloons and place different fun activities in them (picnic lunch, sit anywhere, etc.). Pop a balloon each day.

Hang 20 balloons in your classroom for the last 20 days of school Each balloon has a special activity inside. Everyday you pop one balloon to find out what it is! sit wherever you want for the day)

Sink Drainer file organizer.

Get Organized: 25 Clever Ideas for Repurposed Storage

Use a colourful dish drainer as a file holder, and the utensil cup becomes your new pencil cup! from: Get Organized: 20 Clever Ideas for Repurposed Storage

ribbon bookmarks glued into back of notebook-  I'm totally doing this to their learning logs next year!!!

Glue ribbon to back cover of notebook to use as a bookmark in journals. - Great idea to help the kids stay on the correct page in their journals!I kind of want to do math or science journals next year!

WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THIS.  Would have certainly helped in my room.

25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers. Tons of great ideas that I never would have thought of. One was making reminder bracelets for kids if you really want them to remember something.

Good idea... Have students write  thank you notes on petal shapes & turn into a flower... can give to counselor, board members etc. for appreciation.

Hillside Elementary School Library: Thank you PTO and students for Teacher Appreciation Week! Love this idea for thank you notes.

2nd Grade Shenanigans: Classroom Decorations

REWARD- I love this idea of rewarding the students with a "rock star status" chair. This chair will give the young students incentive to have good behavior.

Bench made out of milk crates with bench seat added to top - red crates $7 (Lowe's)

Milk crates zip-tied together on their sides so that a bench seat fits on top and red bins from Lowe's can slide inside them. I don't have any milk crates, though. I also don't know what "zip-tied" means. I would use different colors.