Building Skills at Home Parent Handouts - Free packet that contains informational handouts aimed at parents of children in grades K-2. Each subject-themed sheet contains tips, ideas, and strategies parents can do at home to build their child's reading, math, spelling, and writing skills.
People think your supposed to grow out of these when your older, but it helps us to remember things and stay focused just like it does for little kids. Its also a chance to cool off from the frustration I know I get from looking at small text on a plain white sheet of paper for too long.
Put class list in a frame to easily mark and erase. It would be cool to add a line at the top where you could write what you're checking off such as "Field Trip Money." that way you can easily keep track with a collection and the kids can see it, eliminating the constant questions!
Blog with great teaching tips. One of my favorites- Store construction paper by color in hanging folders in a filing cabinet. I hate the mess of construction paper in my class so I love the idea of being able to close a drawer and never have to look at it when i don't need it!
Great for the random items (dice, base ten cubes, plastic coins) that magically appear around the room. I had to use one of these a lot in the last few weeks. Great idea to make it a part of the classroom!