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Ideas for Elementary Classrooms

There are so many ideas for teachers on Pinterest! Here are some we thought you might want to try.


Ideas for Elementary Classrooms

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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.

Creative Ways to Line Up Your Class

Setting up a science shelf in a small area - Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

Goal Setting in the Classroom.

great transition ideas!

#Read Books About Women Who Changed History

Alphabet play dough mats. Easy for beginning kindergarten because the letters on mat look like real play dough "snakes".

Early Finisher Jars... great ideas on this website

Put brain break ideas inside the balloons and pop when you need one.

Students set smart goals, ones they can measure. I even set a goal and reflect on it too. Kids can check in on me and see how I'm achieving my goals as well.

3 Quick Tips for a Beautiful, Brain-Friendly Classroom | Scholastic.com

team building activities first week or these would be great Friday activities to build community in the classroom

Classphoto Ideas from Bits of First Grade

reading nook between two filing cabinets: the colors aren't my thing, but I love the idea.

Summer Reading Bingo Card + Printable Blog Hop

Have students self evaluate themselves with exit tickets.

Open House before first day of school: Parents follow the signs and do everything you need them to before the first day of school. Ends with a little gift for the student and parent to welcome them into the class.