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    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!

    Angry verbs board - teaching kids about verbs!

    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.

    Alternative Seating: Standing areas for those who can't sit still and love to stand up.

    When a teacher asks.... Any questions?

    Top Pinterest Boards for Teaching- these boards are LOADED with fun and educational activities for kids!

    *LOVE* this for the beginning of the year! (OK, I really just love this whole stinkin' site...)

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

    FREE! This product includes forms to create a substitute binder for your classroom. Having a substitute binder allows you to be prepared for the unexpect...

    A place value activity the students will love. They can eat when they are finished.

    No Homework Binder--Each student has a blank page in the binder. The student must write the date, assignment, and reason for not having it on their page for each forgotten assignment. Keeps track of # missing and reasons. Great management tool!

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

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

    BRILLIANT! When cutting, students put trash in the "tidy tub" then at the end of the activity one student empties the tidy tub in the big trash can. No more scrap paper all over the floor and no more 20+ kids running to the trash can!

    FREE! I put these tags on each student desk as a reminder of what to do in the morning when they come in from the buses. They are a great pictoral and w...

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

    Back to School First Graders! $ Filled with fun activities for the beginning of the school year.

    Skippyjon Jones Writing

    Love this Back to School activity! Ask students questions about their year and have them respond on sticky notes. Gives you great insight into their thinking!

    Little gifts for test takers - very cute!

    Students must find 20 adjectives that describe themselves.Cute and fun--first day of school? Hah love this!!