Kjersti Skaar
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Use colored dots to make groups easy. Put a different colored dot on each desk in a group. When you need to have a student from each table do something, you can simply ask for all the green dots to bring you the papers from their group.

Use colored dots to make groups easy. can easily announce whom is working with whom, who needs to collect items, who should pass out items, ex: "Yellow dot friends, please pass out _____.

What NOT to Do the First Day of School | Teach 4 the Heart

The bell rings and the students come pouring in to the first day of school. Excitement and a bit of chaos fill the air as well as some nervous anticipation – not just from the students but al…

Need an idea to end the day? The End of the Day Jar has 24 questions to ask students to get them talking about their school day. This helps build community in the classroom. You can call on students to answer the questions or have them talk with a buddy.

End of the day! The End of the Day Jar has 24 questions to ask students to get them talking about their school day. This helps build community in the classroom. You can call on students to answer the questions or have them talk with a buddy.

Students don't ask me for pencils anymore. No one leaves the room until all pencils are back on the board. (Photo only, but would be easy to make!)

(We can use this idea for the home, too! ) Original pin: Students don't ask me for pencils anymore. No one leaves the room until all pencils are back on the board. (Photo only, but would be easy to make!

Solve the pencil problem: cut straws then duct tape to the desk.

One teacher solved the pencil problem: cut straws then duct tape them to the desk. no more pencils rolling around. Or maybe put a pencil on every desk and kids just leave it in the holder every day.

Create a pencil system with decorated buckets. | 36 Clever DIY Ways To Decorate Your Classroom

dull pencils are put in the bucket and sharp are pulled from the other bucket. At the end of the day, a student will sharpen all dull pencils