Here is a great tip I received from The Mailbox. Keep a an empty tissue box full of plastic grocery bags near the door for those students who forget their folder and/or backpack. We all know this happens at least once a week. They can quickly grab a bag to carry all their things home. It is also a great way to reuse all the bags we collect when we shop.
Ok. So after seeing all these CUTE blog layouts, I thought I would try one too. I got the idea from Once Upon a Time in 1st Grade. I decided on one for the holidays. I love the colors and the fact that it's free from
Soon we will be learning about animal habitats. My team and I will be teaching about the ocean, rain forest, desert and the arctic. We each picked a habitat and are creating a triorama with the kids. So I chose the ocean. Here is what I came up with.
I hope to post a trick/tip on a weekly basis. So here is a little trick I read somewhere that I plan to implement in my classroom when I go back in January. It is called BRAIN SPRINKLES. You will need to cover a Pringle's can with foil, wrapping paper, contact paper or anything you may have around the house. Put two spoon fulls of rice in the can and glue on the lid. When you want children to focus on an activity, tell them you are going to "sprinkle them with brain sprinkles!" This will get their attention. Here is a nice looking one I found online wrapped with wrapping paper.
Here is a great site that was shared by a fellow blogger http://www.teachertipster.com/. It has some great ideas for new and for veteran teachers. I LOVE IT. Mr. Smith, the owner of the site, just uploaded a great video on helping kids with odd and even numbers....CHECK IT OUT!