Marzano Scale of Understanding Posters -- Bright Colors $
Virtual field trip links and FREE printables
Brain break with the minions!
Evernote (my most favorite app ever!): How to use it in your classroom to keep track of student progress!
LOVE this! Hide Common Core questions under their seat and announce 'hot seat' sometime during the day. Whoever has a question under their seat has to answer it :) Perfect way to review/have fun!
One of my favorite items is my Band-Aid box . . . nothing fancy (obviously), but seriously a huge time saver for me AND the nurse. Plus, it keeps my kids in the room and not in the nurse's office. I just buy Band-Aids at the Dollar Tree, Big Lots, or just on sale. You can usually get a box for a buck! Whenever the kids need one, they get one! No need to explain the boo-boos, just get a Band-Aid!
Lots of great anchor charts here!
How this teacher manages: instead of having classroom jobs, she had a boy and girl "helping hand" of the day. The two helpers were responsible for all of the classroom jobs (line leader, door holder, running errands, etc.) Just write each students' name on a cutout of a hand and hang the hands on the wall and flip the hands each day. It is such a super easy system, and it works out so that students get to be a helper about once every other week.
Neat Idea! One student is selected to be the "Ask Me" person (to help students who need assistance) while the teacher works with small groups-no disruptions for the teacher!!!
Pay attention, Please!
INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO - Famous Failures: a reminder that no one was perfect the first time (1:15 min)
Pin Now, Check out later: 3000 songs to use in lesson plans! I LOVE using music to teach!
When a child is unfriendly in class, they have to pick a random act of kindness. Better than taking away recess/making say sorry.
music box. Put on Smartboard when students arrive - they are silent as they watch and listen.
Testing Time Songs, test tip posters $, and Smart Cookie note Freebie
AMAZING inside recess - a website that will get them moving! It's fun and FREE
Keep track of which students are out of your classroom and where they happen to be! :)
fight against fidgeting using these 24 YouTube videos that are perfect for brain breaks!
How have u taught diversity to your kids?
Student Rap Videos Teach Me How to Factor, 50 States, Presidents, Manifest Destiny, Prefixes and Suffixes. Perfect mix of cheesy and wonderful. (Love the moon phases one!)
Glitter Germs! Put it on the teacher's hands, and then have everyone, including the teacher, shake hands with everyone. Notice how the "germs" spread!... One of my favorite lessons!!
Use paint sticks and velcro to make an activity of putting things in order; could also use for an individual schedule for kids with autism-- very portable!
classroom tickets - some cute ideas for alternative rewards in my prize box
Cut a file folder into strips. The shorter the attention span, the smaller you will cut the strips. I cut this one into 3 parts. Students open 1 flap at a time and always begin at the top and work their way down. Students complete the work that they can see when a flap is open. Great idea.
Closure activity: 3-2-1 I'm stealing this! exit slip