pickles and ketchups--On Fridays, place them on the board. Anyone who has turned in all of their assignments is a "pickle" so write their name under the pickle sign. Anyone who is missing an assignment has their name placed under the ketchup bottle. Pickles can "pick" a fun game or activity, while "ketchups" catch up on missing work. It is amazing how quickly assignments come in!

Holy cow, 271 pages of Post-it activities for teachers.

Found an amazing article about building self-esteem: Ten Activities to Improve Students' Self-Confidence

Class list on the back of your name tag for fire drills, etc... genius.

Magnetic Letter Boggle~ Once it's up all you have to do is switch letters once a week. Easy and fun!

Ice breaker activity

Brilliant! Punch a hole in student's paper when they are off task. It is easy to see when looking at papers who was on task and who was off task.

My mouth is a volcano activity to help your students curb their interrupting from the beginning of the year!

Test Prep- Remind students that they are in control by making a video game controller and writing best test taking strategies on various buttons!!

All about summer sheet that could be a brainstorming activity for writing (first week of school)

Clever idea! Use wall pop vinyl stickers on a table as a personal dry erase board.

objective board w/ dollar store frames.

The No Homework Binder- when kids dont do their homework, they have to write the date, assignment, and why they didnt do it. Can show at parent conferences!!! Ive done pink slips - I like this better. Less to file!

It can be soooo time consuming to answer the questions...Can we use markers?, Do we turn this in?, Is this a talking activity? I love using these assignment choice signs to answer those questions without me doing the work. Once I give directions for an activity, I quickly place checks and X's by the cards and my students know exactly where to look for the answer.

Two students (rotated weekly) get to wear these hats during centers, when the teacher is working with small groups. If they can't answer the question, then only these students may come to the teacher. Sort of a play on "ask three, then me"

Beginning of the year activity

Teacher picks a stick and they never knew who that person was until the end of the day. If that person behaved in line, listened and followed directions in class with few warnings, they got a surprise out of the treasure box and their name went up on the wall of fame..if the mystery person did not behave their name went back into the box or whatever I had and it was never revealed. GENIUS!

LOVE!! boxes from the Dollar Store, cover with scrapbook paper of your choice, and attached them to white board with magnetic clips. They hold remotes, chart markers, dry erase markers, erasers, and board clips.

Garbage Bowls: Whenever the class is doing a cutting activity, put a "garbage bowl" on the table. It collects paper scraps and eliminates paper on the floor.

Think It or Say It- Social Thinking $1.50 download with 26 cards for grades 4-6

Picture Direction Cards - These would be great to put on the board for assignments!