A favorite desk arrangement, no one's back is to the board, there are easy paths for movement, and kids who need reduced distractions can sit in the front.

My Favorite Desk Arrangement and other Back to School Wisdom

Space Management Room Arrangement my favorite desk arrangement, no one's back is to the board, there are easy paths for movement, and kids who need reduced distractions can sit in the front

Great ideas for anchor charts!

Not sure I'd use this title for my anchor chart, but it's great to build descriptive writing "Said is Dead".Encourage descriptive writing with these alternatives to "said".

Quiet Critters want to sit on your desk, see what you're doing, and get smarter. (Could remove them from the chatty students; those who still have their "critter" at the end of the "quiet" time could turn it in for a small reward.) Can't find it on the blog, but it's not needed with the explanation above.

Class Pet: Quiet Critters want to sit on your desk, see what you're doing, and get smarter. (Could remove them from the chatty students; those who still have their "critter" at the end of the "quiet" time could turn it in for a small reward.

Best End of the Year gift ever! My kids absolutely loved it, and I love getting notes from them all summer long:)

Best End of the Year gift ever! Envelopes/stationary and a pen. My kids absolutely loved it, and I love getting notes from them all summer long:)

Fun paper bag STEM challenges for a week of STEM activities. STEM challenges for kindergarten and grade school age kids. Activities use simple supplies and recycled items.

Paper Bag STEM Challenges Week with STEM Activities for Kids

Paper Bag STEM Challenges Week for Kids Fun paper bag STEM challenges for a week of STEM activities. STEM challenges for kindergarten and grade school age kids. Activities use simple supplies and recycled items.

If you're like me you probably enjoy switching up your read alouds once in awhile and trying something new. But finding that something new can be a lot of work. Not anymore!!!!! I've compiled a FREE list for you of the BEST fifth grade read alouds - chosen by those who know best - fifth grade teachers just like YOU!!! #fifthgradefreebies #wildaboutfifthgrade  Enjoy!

Favorite Fifth Grade Read Aloud Texts

If you are like me, it's frustrating when students lose their worksheets and you have to make another copy!  This post has the solution for that classroom management problem with this simple binder!  Organization | Copying Tricks | Consequences

What? You need ANOTHER Copy

Love this idea! A logical solution. "If you are like me, it's frustrating when students lose their worksheets and you have to make another copy! This post has the solution for that classroom management problem with this simple binder!

I love this idea to teach real-world skills and waiting.  Take A Number: Busy working with students individually and don't want kids interrupting you for non-urgent things? Have them take a numbered clothespin and respond to their concerns/questions/etc. in order.

Avoid being inundated with questions while you're working with another student. Have students take a numbered clothespin and encourage them to keep working while they're waiting

Egg Drop Project 2016: Fun STEM activity for kids- Design an egg contraption to protect a raw egg! (with 2 FREE printable recording sheets!)

STEM for Kids: Egg Drop Project

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