Setting Up Your Student CCSS Data Binders
I know data binders are really in right now, and I have always found them to be a great student motivator. Since they are personalized for the child, you can really sit with each student to discuss what he or she excels in – and which that he or she could be working on. Perfect for showing parents student progress as well!
Easy Video Assessment
Student learning can be hard (or easy) to assess. So many times people think of assessment as nothing more than a paper and pencil test. Probably with some multiple choice options and an essay section at the end. That is certainly one way to assess a child’s knowledge about a certain topic. Need some authentic assessment tips? How about some simple assessment tools for the classroom? Organized Classroom has you covered.
Ideas For Using Student Whiteboards
I find whiteboards to be a budget-friendly and versatile tool in my classroom. I often use whiteboards daily. Each day I like to utilize whiteboards for a different reason to keep things fresh. Whiteboards are a great tool to help students organize their thinking.†To facilitate a discussion, I sometimes have student go to the whiteboards for 3-5 minutes to share with their group and create a bulleted list of ideas related to our topic. When students return to their seats to start the...
I don’t know about you, but I make a TON of copies every day. I am really lucky that no one is monitoring my copy making. That being said, I needed an efficient way to keep up with forms, writing paper, etc… that ran out after a while. This simple idea was I admit accidental. One day I was making copies, and I put a stack of paper on top of my original. When the kiddos got to the original (which was paper clipped to a note to the parents who were making copies), they brought it to my…
10 Classroom Systems You Need to Be Using Right Now
When you think about classroom systems, you might easily think about writing lesson plans or your classroom management method. Those are both very important classroom routines, but there are so many more tasks in the classroom that can be set up as a system you may not have even considered. And I bet many of these items you actually already DO have a system for, but didn’t realize it. The bigger question is “Why do I need to set up classroom systems at all?”
File Organization for Teachers
I explain how I keep track of all my files, and never miss an opportunity to teach that great lesson because I couldn’t locate it in time. Supplies needed will include file folders, hanging files, labels, and filing cabinet, file crate, or jump drive.
Curriculum Unit Organization Tips
"How I keep my curriculum units organized. I use three different methods: binders, file folders and Google Drive."
8 Ways to Display Learning Objectives | Organized Classroom
Having a fun way to display learning objectives in the classroom makes them more attractive for students and more likely they will interact with them daily. #learningobjectives #classroomstandards
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First Grade Common Core Language Activities and Printables! - Susan Jones
The last two years, I struggled finding ideas, activities, and printables for ALL the Common Core language standards for 1st grade. There are a lot! Piece by piece, I created activities, games, and practice pages for the first batch of language standards. This pack is already 128 pages jam-packed with ideas and it is only […]
10 Authors for Elementary School Social Studies Teachers to Know
The Common Core State Standards are being rolled out this fall, and teachers around the United States are looking for ways to incorporate more nonfiction books into their lessons. I have been devot…
Lower Grade Goodies
I had previously sold items here on my site. Since I had to manually send items to people, I have just transferred everything to Teachers Pay Teacher (see link tab above). These items here are just free files I have made over the years. If you like these and want more options, please visit my TpT store. LOOKING for my only items? Check TpT! MANY of these have additional items in my TpT store. Thank you! :) SIMPLY click on the image to download the FREE FILES! Check back often! OTHER:
Common Core Worksheets (3rd Grade Edition) - Create Teach Share
Last week I started using the 4th Grade Interactive Math Notebooks that I created for the Common Core Standards. This week they continue to be a huge success! I created worksheets to pair with the notebook pages. I used the first one today and it went perfectly with the notebook pages!! I loved having a…
How to Teach the Standards through Social Studies Inquiry Circles | One Stop Teacher Shop
Over the past few years, I have been incorporating inquiry circles into my classroom through Social Studies and Science. Inquiry circles are a lot like most research projects. I would say the main difference is how they start. Getting Started with Inquiry Circles I always start inquiry circle projects towards the end of a Unit. […]