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


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!