IMG_5606In my school we are required to display the content objectives and the language objectives. I found decorative tape matching the colors in my room and taped off my board. For part of the year I wrote the objectives with dry erase markers and then I switched to typing, printing, and then taping them on the board.


Where To Turn In Work

I have tried many different ways for students to turn work in. Last year I tried baskets with clothespins on them. As the students turn in their work they find their number and turn it around. You can tell on a quick glance who has turned in work and who hasn’t. When I pick the papers up out of my bins, I attach a sticky note of the students I am missing work from. Here is the form in the bottom of the basket.turn work in

Back On Track

Hey guys,

  I am really excited to be back on track.  Last school year was a rough one for me.  I am so sorry that I haven’t had time to post anything.   I have been working on a lot of things for this school year.  I will be posting them soon.  Thanks for hanging in there with me.  I hope you are all excited about the up coming school year!  See you soon.


Early Finishers

We all have students that finish early and ask what to do next.  I usually have students read and take AR test.  I found a post on pinterest and tweaked it for my needs.  I used Crystal Light containers, large popsicle sticks, and Modge Podge.  I typed up activities for the students to do and created a picture for the container.  I’m Done activities

I started off by using a paper cutter to cut the activities into strips.

 I labeled the back of the popsicle sticks with AM and PM.  Then I labeled the top of the containers AM and PM.  This way the students will know which stick goes into which container.

Next, I glued the label on the container using Modge Podge.

Lastly, I glued the paper strips onto the sticks.  I painted one layer of Modge Podge on the stick and laid the paper on top.  Then, I painted a layer of Modge Podge top of the paper strip.  I paint a second layer of Modge Podge on all the sticks.


FINISHED PRODUCT!!!!!  Please let me know if you come up with any other activities.  I’d love to add to my list.  Enjoy!

Student Where Abouts

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer!  I have been relaxing, reading, swimming, spending time with family and friends, and working on stuff for the classroom.  Summer is the perfect time to work on school stuff right?  LOL  Anyway, I have spent many years trying to keep up with students where abouts.  I came across this idea on pinterest.  I bought all the supplies at Walmart.  I used a dry erase/magnetic board that was with the calendars.  You could use a flat cookie sheet also.  I bought green and blue magnets and painted numbers on them.  (My students will all be assigned a number for the school year)  I used hot glue to glue the ribbon and the places on.  I laminated the places first just in case I wanted to change them out.  The students will move their number to the location on the board that they are visiting.  I am looking forward to seeing how this works this year!  Let me know if you have any questions!

Tickets for Behavior

Wow, it’s been a while since I have posted.  Sorry it’s been so long.  I start a ticket system with my students on the first day of school.  Each student starts off with five tickets in a baggie.  As the students earn tickets for good behavior they keep them in their baggies.  At the end of the week the students would trade tickets in to go to the treasure box.  The students were getting bored with the items in the treasure box, so I thought up and found some ideas online to bruce up the ticket trading process.  The biggest change I made was for the students that were making bad decisions.  I started having them pay me a ticket from their ticket bag.  This visual helped most of the students make better choices.  Every Friday the students traded their tickets in on coupons if they were ready to make a trade.  I called the students up one table at a time to trade in their tickets.

I created a poster using brite pockets and glued a coupon to the front so the students could

see their choices.  I gave the students two choices for each amount of tickets.

For five tickets the students can trade for candy coupon or  silly hat or socks coupon.  For ten tickets the choice is  fluffy friend coupon or  treasure box coupon.  Fifteen tickets is calendar helper coupon or  slippers coupon.  Twenty tickets is  music coupon or  Line leader coupon.  For twenty-five tickets  free art coupon or marker coupon.  Thirty tickets is  computer coupon or pencil sharpener coupon.  For thirty-five tickets  library coupon or  sit by a friend coupon.  For forty tickets  read to kinder coupon or show and tell coupon.  Forty-five tickets free choice coupon or  extra recess coupon.  For fifty tickets no shoes coupon or sonic slush coupon.  I skipped to Seventy-Five tickets  special place coupon or  teachers helper coupon.  Then, the last choice is 100 tickets teacher desk coupon or  lunch date coupon.  Enjoy!!!

Word Wall Chants

For years I have had some word wall chants in my school binder.  I either wasn’t sure how to do the chant or forgot they were there.  This year I wanted to spice up our review of the word wall words.  I started searching the web for word wall chants and found an abundance of information to add to the cheers I already had.  I also found a cute idea of putting the cheers on popsicle sticks.  I typed up all the cheers and explanations then cut them out and modge podged them to a popsicle stick.  After they dried, I put them in a Crystal Light container (the best containers around!!!!)  Here are the chants…..word wall cheers on sticks Happy chanting!