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21 DIY Ideas for Decorating Your Classroom: Try some of these fun DIY projects to bring a little more color and life into your dull classroom. Turn boring stools into fun furniture with a little paint. If the school permits it, paint your ceiling tiles. Paint a cabinet with chalkboard paint!

21 DIY Ideas for Decorating Your Classroom

Crate bench DIY

Sun, Sand & Second Grade: Classroom Project: Crate Bench Tutorial

Task 1: how we can manage behavior by having them think about what they have done wrong

Ship Shape First Grade: Good News and Bad News

Class birthday chart

Sarah's First Grade Snippets: First Week!

"Challenge capsules" for students who finish early

Create classroom vending machine that dispenses poems, riddles, math problems, facts, or anything else you are working on in class

Risking Failure: Library Vending Machine

When the light's on, students may not talk to you. Perfect for assessment time/guided reading time

Cool Down Cubes - great for students who have difficulty with anger. Using a permanent marker, write a safe "cool down" strategy on each ice cube. For example: count to ten, walk away, talk to a friend, take three deep breaths, etc. I also left a few of the cubes blank so that the students could come up with their own strategies.

Crafty Counselor Chick: Cool Down Cubes

What kind of teacher do you want?

First Grade Critter Cafe': Friday's Favorite Pins

Quiet Dice in Action (A basket, some felt, a hot glue gun .... no more dice noise!)

Quiet Dice in Action

25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers- Love the felt on chair legs instead of tennis balls!

25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers

adhesive whiteboard roll from Amazon, stuck to the table, sealed the sides with a little duct tape

Affichage Give me Five (LaCatalane)

Students can't interrupt reading groups when the light is on

What we have been working on!

Inside My Head: an activity for kids beginning of the year

Inside My Head - Milk and Cookies

Me puzzle- first week of school project

Back to School: Getting to Know You Activities Pack

These planners are so cute and you can pick a specific planner for your needs!

Create Bake Celebrate: {celebrate} A Plum Paper Planner

Laminate and velcro name tags to desk instead of taping them. Lasts all year and easy to switch out!

Elementary Organization: gnarly name plates.

Dog themed classroom (!!!)

Dog Collection – Woof! Woof!
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    Jess DePalma

    Ashley Matthews Coons

  • Ashley Matthews Coons
    Ashley Matthews Coons

    OMG!! Yes!!! I know how my classroom will look next year!!

Design*Sponge | Biz Ladies Interview with Raddish Kids

Trash to Treasure Project- Recover your old desk chair

No More Name Plates

A classroom score board

Mission Organization: 21 Ideas on Organizing Your Teacher Area

Visual aide to display when kids are in group volume control. yellow= volume is getting too loud, red= volume is WAY too loud - have 1 min to correct or consequences get handed out