I want to share some of my classroom hacks that you can use tomorrow in your classroom. This post contains Amazon Affiliate links where I’m paid a small fee from Amazon for sharing links.
1. Table Points
2. Sit Spots
3. Center Organization
4. Copy Clips
5. Turn in basket
8. Differentiate work
I don’t have time to pass out 5 different sets of Word Study words. These magnetic pockets from Lakeshore have been a lifesaver. I just place the work inside and students come find their folder and grab their work!
Use bins from Dollar Tree or Big Lots to organize your books in your library. They hold up well and are a lot less expensive than some of the teacher supply stores. I made a video for you to see some different options you can use. No more messy libraries, I promise! Learn how to level your library here.
10. Focus Board
Use washi tape to create a focus board in your classroom.
11. Memory Book
I love using this bulletin board display that turns into a memory book. I especially love that the students are in charge of hanging up their own work! I’ve talked about creating these memory books here for you. Get the writing and art activities for the entire year, here!
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Learn how to:
- Lesson plan efficiently
- Organize student work
- Spend less time on grading
- Send home assessments and student work weekly
- Set up systems for paperwork, meetings, and parent communication
- Create systems for teacher and student materials and supplies
- Implement routines and transitions
- Set up student work areas for guided reading, literacy and math centers, and the classroom library
- Enlist student and parent help