Teacher hacks to save your sanity
We could all use some fresh new teaching ideas right!?!? I don't care how long you've been teaching when you come across a newish, brilliant idea you know you get excited - c'mon admit it! I wanted to share a few that work really well for me - these ideas have saved my sanity over the years and I hope they are helpful to you too! PENCIL POUCHES This teacher hack has worked beautifully so far this year and I'm thrilled with it. I got rid of pencil boxes! For real folks! On my supply list I…
51 Genius Hacks That Actual School Teachers Swear By
Get the most out of your school year with these ideas that will save money, time, and patience.
Tell your students nobody leaves until they are all back. Take a cardboard box, cut little X's for the pencils to punch through. Or you can take a 2x4 or a piece of thicker wood and drill holes 3/4 of the way through the wood with a drill bit that is slightly larger than the writing utensils. Then I put pieces of tape on each with a number relating to each student's seat number.
Five For Friday Interactive Notebook Special!
Fridays are flying by! And that is not a happy feeling. I am starting to have those moments of panic when I realize that there is no way I will finish everything on my list before I have to go back. Oh well, such is life:). Warning! This is a triple purpose post! Not only is it Five for Friday linky with Doodle Bugs... ...but it will be an Interactive Notebook Linky posting with 4mulaFun... ...and as promised, the winner of the Bloglovin' linky! 1. Without any further ado, the winner…
Hey, New Teacher, Don't Quit. It Will Get Better
One new teacher in 10 will quit by the end of the first year. One teacher coined a phrase that explains why: Dark, Evil Vortex Of Late September, October and November, or DEVOLSON.
If you work with upper elementary ELL students, try making a partner or turn and talk wheel for when students come to the rug. When 4th and 5th grade students have structured conversations about what they are learning, the learning sticks more. Setting up a system for students to turn and talk saves time.
April 2014 – The Pensive Sloth
@The Pensive Sloth small ziplock baggies for storing classroom games and station materials. I love tiny ziplock bags and you can find them at craft stores for super cheap. Classroom hack / management tip for upper elementary teachers.
4 Pocket Folders Revisited
I got so many wonderful comments on my previous post about 4 pocket folders . Thank you all so much. A couple of you commented & contacted m...
Techie Thursday: Using QR Codes in the Classroom
I'm Katie Lyon, a 5th grade teacher, VP, Director of our 1:1 iPad program, and blogger. I share classroom tips, ideas, & resources for the classroom.
2 easy classroom management
Well, first, I have to tell you that I have had lack of pictures lately because I am currently packing up my classroom. I have been asked to move to SECOND grade next year. I've spent my entire career (of course, that's just 13 years) in K-1, so this is a big move! The best part is that I'm moving back to my old room, that I was just in love with. My current room lacks a lot of things... I'm not looking forward to moving a classroom when 7 months pregnant and during the humid, hot summer…