April Fenton
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Teacher Survival Kit       Animal cookies for when your classroom seems like a zoo.   Band-Aids for when things get a little rough.   Chewing Gum to help you stick to it.   Crayons to colour your day bright and cheerful.   Candle for when you are up late marking or planning   Smarties because that’s who your teaching   Time Out bar because you’ll probably need it by the end of the day   Eraser to remind you everyone makes mistakes.   Lifesavers for when you've had one of those days…

Teacher’s Survival Kit: Animal cookies for when your classroom seems like a zoo.Band-Aids for when things get a little rough. Chewing Gum to help you stick to it. Crayons to color your day bright and cheerful

Instead of having students stand around you with questions and such, they bring their clothespin up to you and you clip it to your clipboard, then they sit back down and you call them up when you're ready. HOW FABULOUS FOR Writer's Workshop!

dislike having long lines of students waiting for me to edit their papers, I have them put their numbered clothespins on my clipboard so that I'll know who is ready to go. This would also be great for students waiting to take AR tests!

This idea is so smart and simple, I'm ashamed I didn't come up with it first. =]    "This is one of my FAVORITE classroom management tools!! It can be soooo time consuming to answer the questions...Can we use markers?, Do we turn this in?, Is this a talking activity? I love using these assignment choice signs to answer those questions without me doing the work.  Once I give directions for an activity, I quickly place checks and X's by the cards and my students know exactly where to look for…

Classroom management tool - It can be soooo time consuming to answer the questions.Can we use markers?, Do we turn this in?, Is this a talking activity? I love using these assignment choice signs to answer those questions without me doing the work.

A little science...This would fascinate kids. Rainbow roses, you can do this by splitting the stems into strands and placing each one in food colouring the roses draw the liquid colouring into the petals, amazing!

Another science fair idea: Make rainbow roses by splitting the stems into strands and placing each one in food coloring. The roses draw the food coloring into the petals.Hmmm not a bad idea for Amarah's Science Fair Project!

Calm Down Jar. It's really easy to make. The goal is that when they are feeling out of control, they shake the jar, then sit and watch the glitter settle in the water. When the glitter settles, they can get up. This one is a really great technique to use in lieu of timeout.    I'm thinking a plastic jar if I used it in a classroom ;)

Calm Down Jar: a meditation tool to use whenever a child feels stressed, overwhelmed or upset. They shake the jar, then sit and watch the glitter settle in the water. When the glitter settles, they can get up.

First day project: Friend Tree. Everyone puts their thumb print on the tree then teacher later frames it and hangs it as a reminder that we are all friends.

"Leaf" your thumbprint with this alternative to a regular guest book. Have a custom guest book fingerprint tree made just for you. This Guest book fingerprint tree is perfect for weddings, baby showers, anniversary's, and and family event.

Beyond the grades...: Teacher Binder

beyond the grades: teacher binder. Great ideas of things to include, how to organize them and websites you can acquire things like student info sheets. Having all of this stuff in one place would be really helpful when going to a meeting with parents.