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Ideas for Elementary Classrooms

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Ideas for Elementary Classrooms

Ideas for Elementary Classrooms

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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!

  • Tracy Mercier
    Tracy Mercier

    I remember doing this w/my 5th graders & they loved it!!!

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.

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