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Activity Bags
I use One-Zip plastic bags to help organize my art activities. I copy patterns on construction paper and place them in a bag. I then tape a finished copy of the project on the outside of the bag and p...
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Alarming Time Management
When I was a classroom teacher, my class and I would often get involved in lessons and the time for lunch and specials would creep up on us...
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Another Thought on Buddy Sticks
My students, too, ask to use the buddy sticks to get partners for activities. Instead of writing student names, I stamp small images on the end of pairs of sticks, so each image is on two sticks. Afte...
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Arranging Desks
Lori configures her classroom in such a way that her back is never turned. Whether students are working as individuals or in small or large groups, she is always able to make eye contact with every student.
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Assigning Seats
Before the first day of school, I make up seating charts for each class period in alphabetical order keeping the seating boy/girl as much as possible. Instead of having the students stand up while I c...
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Attendance Without Calling Roll
I use a seating chart so I can quickly take attendance without having to call roll. I keep the charts in my attendance book for easy access and for a sub to use...
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Background Music for Your Classroom
There is research indicating that instrumental music truly helps students learn. However, anything with lyrics tends to pull us out of that receptive, creative, super cognition mode. I have found that...
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Beginning Blue's Clues
When children arrive in my room with their parents for open house, they are handed a clue list with a circle next to each clue, challenging them to find items/places such as the bathroom, sink, paper ...
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Beginning of the Year
Have you ever struggled to figure out how to decorate your bulletin boards? Ms. Berg suggests doing it at the end of the prior year, when you can get plenty of help from students – and save lots of time later.
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Brightening Up the Classroom
Don’t throw away the colorful handouts you get from conferences, trainings and other meetings. Ms. Bryant has great suggestions for recycling colorful, discarded sheets to catch students’ attention and beautify your classroom.
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