Category:Routines & Procedures
All About Math Exit Ticket Boards

All About Math Exit Ticket Boards

A teacher finishes teaching a math lesson she feels went well, but she wants to assess how well her students understand it. (Without giving a formal test!) This is the EXACT situation where math exit ticket boards come in handy! Read below for math exit ticket...

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Early Finisher Ideas

Early Finisher Ideas

A teacher has just finished teaching a well planned, engaging lesson. It’s time for students to work independently. She pulls out readers to work with a student one-on-one feeling pride at how well the lesson just went. When suddenly, across the room comes a happy...

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10 Morning Message Ideas

10 Morning Message Ideas

The classroom morning meeting is one of the most important parts of the school day. It is where students can share, connect, listen, laugh, and learn! A great morning meeting sets the tone for the day. Using a morning message is a fun way to engage your students and...

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Morning Work Ideas to Implement Now!

Morning Work Ideas to Implement Now!

The buses have arrived and students shuffle into classrooms to take their seats. They wander around the room. "Now what?" the teacher asks. What do students do while waiting for the rest of the class to arrive and the day to officially start? Luckily, there is an easy...

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Emergency Sub Plans for 1st and 2nd Grade

Emergency Sub Plans for 1st and 2nd Grade

A wise teacher knows to expect the unexpected. Sick days. Quarantine. Mental health days. Chances are you may need to take a day away from the classroom this year! Be prepared for the unexpected and take the stress out of substitute lesson prep with these ideas for...

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Setting Up A Daily School Routine

Setting Up A Daily School Routine

Ask any veteran teacher, “what’s the best way to create a positive and productive environment in your classroom?” and you’ll hear the same answer over and over. Setting up a daily school routine is crucial. Our young students thrive in a safe and consistent...

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How to Use Directed Drawings in the Classroom

How to Use Directed Drawings in the Classroom

Have you tried directed drawings with your students yet? They are a really fun way to work on following directions, fine motor skills, stamina, and focus. Additionally, most kids love drawing!  Despite our best efforts, there are always students in our class who...

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2nd Grade Classroom Procedures (Part 1)

2nd Grade Classroom Procedures (Part 1)

Having basic classroom procedures in place can make your school days run so much more smoothly! Everyone knows where materials belong and what to do in common situations (like when your pencil needs to be sharpened or when it's time to walk in the hallway). This means...

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2nd Grade Classroom Procedures (Part 2)

2nd Grade Classroom Procedures (Part 2)

Having basic classroom procedures in place means fewer interruptions when teachers are working with kids, better organization, and lower stress overall! We asked veteran 2nd grade teachers to share their favorite classroom procedures and we got hundreds of fantastic...

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The Lucky Little Teacher Toolkit

The Lucky Little Teacher Toolkit

Digging through stacks of anchor charts and messy little desks for reference materials is exhausting! The Lucky Little Toolkit has all the tools your students will need. It is a great option for BOTH classroom and distance learning. Think of it like a binder that has...

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