Tonya's Treats for Teachers: Decide Now App~a Bright Ideas for your classroom personal spinner for the classroom.

An app you can use to make a spinner. Use it to call on kids. Tonya's Treats for Teachers: Decide Now App~a Bright Ideas for your classroom personal spinner for the classroom.

Trace hands, cut out & glue down, except for the fingers. Make sums to 10 & record underneath.

Number Sense Craftivity

Number Sense Craftivity - Students trace their hands, cut out & glue down onto paper, except for the fingers! Kids will love this because they will be using their paper fingers to count.

File this under Growth MIndset tools! This is a wonderful anchor chart. Perhaps one of the few times I might include the "what not to do" when coaching, teaching or modeling!

What's Under Your Cape? A Book Study Blog-Hop

Great chart for developing self-esteem in the classroom. A damaged self-esteem can wreck your career and harm your relationships. You can turn your life around by working on your self-esteem, and this guide will give you all the resources you need.

Getting Control of a Difficult Class-  a MUST READ for any teacher at the end of his or her rope!  #classroom management

Getting Control of a VERY DIFFICULT CLASS

Classroom Management: Getting Control of a Very Difficult Class: Practical tips for new and veteran pre-K, & first grade teachers to help successfully teach and tame a very strong willed group of wild and wonderful children.

Ice Breakers | Community Post: 15 Awesome Classroom Ideas For Teachers

Great back to school ice breaker: get to know you game idea. When it is your turn reach into your bag of MMs. Answer the question corresponding to the color for everyone to hear. Eat your MM!

Use this activity as an ice breaker for the first week of school or as a classroom community builder. I have my students sit in a circle around our carpet, and I project the "Roll a topic" sheet up on the SmartBoard. Each student takes a turn rolling the dice and answering the corresponding question.

I could use this activity as an ice breaker for the first week of school or as a classroom community builder. I could have the students sit in a circle or break them up into small groups and work on the ice breaker together.

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Writers Workshop: Revising (ARMS) & Editing (COPS)

Grade Thoughts: Writers Workshop: Revising (ARMS) & Editing (COPS) Easier than CUPS. Some graders might not understand what usage (U) means.

Common Core Crunch - February ELA & Math

February Math & ELA Printables

Cut up paint chips or scraps of colored paper to create student assessment cards. | 35 Money-Saving DIYs For Teachers On A Budget

Marzano: "This is probably one of my favorite things for my classroom so far. Its a little self-assessment flip chart. I have made one for each student and it will sit on the corner of their desk. It is small enough that it wont be embarrassing for the

This is a great printable activity to use at the beginning of the school year as a "get-to-know-you" activity. I love that it integrates math, works for a wide range of grade levels, and is fun and engaging for students. This printable should be used with 2"x 2" post-its.

This is a great printable activity to use at the beginning of the school year as a "get-to-know-you" activity. I love that it integrates math, works for a wide range of grade levels, and is fun and engaging for students.

Ideas for Meet the Teacher, Sneak Peek, Preview Day, Open House, or whatever you may call it!

Have the students add the answers together and use a Pokedex to match the sum of all the answers. Have students create their own equatuons describing themselves and find out which pokemin they are.

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Number of the Day activity. One teacher said, "I saw a wonderful teacher do this every morning and it was awesome." Morning Math warm up.

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