Ideas for Elementary Classrooms

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Solve the pencil problem: cut straws, then tape them to the desk. Voila! no more pencils rolling around. Love this idea!

Information Pamphlet for Open House & Essentials Pack! Great for Meet the Teacher, Open House, and/or Back to School Night! Provide this cool info pamphlet for parents! This product is completely EDITABLE so just type in the information you would like to share with parents during Open House! Sample text included to help give you ideas on what to feature.

Take photo of student, put on clip and use it to display work on a "brag board"

A great idea for the beginning of the school year from: Inside My Head | Milk and Cookies

20 Would You Rather Questions for Valentine's Day! FREE!

13 Tips for a Talkative Class

Teaching In The Fast Lane: Giving Attention Seeking Students the Right Kind of Attention

Goal Setting in the Classroom,

I have used this idea in my classroom and it is very effective. At the end of the lesson, I give each student a sticky note. They write at least one thing that "stuck" with them. The wall provides a quick formative assessment to gauge their understanding.

Schoolhouse Divas: How to Motivate Your Students (and Kids)

10 Simple Ways to Show Students You Care. #teaching

Character Traits and Making Your Students Feel Special. This would be a great lesson on adjectives too!

Great Idea for monitoring students without all of the noise and confusion. Students can let the teacher know how they are doing, if they are finished, and how well they think they mastered the task.

Put a different colored dot on each desk in a group. When you need to have one student from each table do something, you can just simply say "Green dots, come get the papers for your table." or "Orange dots, take your table's trash to the trashcan."

A fun way to get your students involved in taking care of their classroom community and environment!

I'm done cup.....such a great idea! Nothing worse than students shouting out "I'm done!"

This is a "Shout Out Wall" where students can shout out their success in school, home, work or activities - image only

29 Clever Organization Hacks For Elementary School Teachers via Buzzfeed

Need an idea to end the day? The End of the Day Jar has 24 questions to ask students to get them talking about their school day. This helps build community in the classroom. You can call on students to answer the questions or have them talk with a buddy.

Starting points for conversations with children

Alternatives to Traditional Homework

This Exit Slip is a quick and easy way to assess students' understanding of any lesson! Just give students the topic to fill in at the top and the...

What a great idea for conferences~! This teacher makes a board of some handouts perfect for practicing at home, because so many times the parents want to help but aren't sure how (or don't have the materials). Brilliant!

Substitute cheat sheet-- create something similar with your own procedures

Need an idea to end the day? The End of the Day Jar has 24 questions to ask students to get them talking about their school day. This helps build community in the classroom. You can call on students to answer the questions or have them talk with a buddy.