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Birthday balloons-print and put on a swirly straw or large pixie stick

good misc. teacher tips - i.e., did you know regular kitchen sponges work great on whiteboards and are so much cheaper than the white board erasers

While students are working problems, walk around the room with a handful of green pens. When someone finishes the problems correctly, they get a green star and a green pen. Now they are qualified to coach and star papers for other students, and so on, until everyone is done.

A prayer for the first day of school (and for every school day after that).

This list gives picture book titles you can use to teach specific reading skills like inference, main idea, context clues, and summary to name a fe...

Accelerated Reader (AR) Points Goal Tracker Clip Chart - Cute Chevrons This adorable AR Clip Chart is a simple solution to motivating your student...

Strategies for working with strong-willed children - Learn how to prevent power struggles

AR Bookscanner App- get your Accelerated Reader info by scanning any book.

25 TED Talks Perfect For Classrooms

5 first day of school activities

Top Tips for the First Days of School. Some of these are really good, even for secondary. Loved these activities! For teachers.

Fill out birthday and other things ahead of time and place in month by month binder. Now that's some organization!

Management Tools for Teachers

This bundle offers three different lesson plan templates that are available as PDF's or editable in either Microsoft Excel or Microsoft PowerPoint! he Microsoft Excel version covers an entire year from June 2013 through June 2014. Start your year off right and record your lessons with ease and in style on any one of these lesson plan templates.

"....When a student proudly brings me a card or drawing, I read it and tell them how wonderful they are, and then direct them to the Cards to Remember book. They add their card or drawing to the binder. I leave the binder on display so other students can look through it." - I MUST do this next year!!!

T-shirt pillow ... what a FANTASTIC idea for a classroom library made with school t-shirts

Assignments Your Students Will Love {Example: Meme Activity}

Common Core: 5 Steps to Becoming a Common Core Ninja

Pictures of different classroom layouts. This site has links to teacher blogs with TONS of images for classroom layout and decoration.