Classroom Job Wheel- Putting Kids to Work

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Woo Hoo!  It is another Bright Ideas Link-A-Roo!  I have blogged a bit about my job wheel a few years ago, but I thought it was worth another share.  I LOVE my job wheel!  I got this idea from my mentor teacher a mere 21 years ago during my student teaching.  I have had this […]

Dino-Mite Classroom Reveal!

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So, I decided to switch it up a bit and go for something a little bolder in my classroom decor this year! Yep… I did DINOSAURS!! I was so torn, so many themes to choose… but in the end the Dinos won. Most simply because all of my baskets and organizers are green! The dinos […]

Clip Chart Reward Box

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                        I am SO excited!!!  I FINALLY found the PERFECT box to hold all of my clip chart rewards. I have been keeping them in a yucky shoe box.  I wish I had snapped a picture, but maybe it is better I didn’t!  My […]

A few labels to start the summer…

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Now that summer has begun, I have a HUGE list of things I want to get done.  First on this list is cleaning up my desktop.  It is cluttered with links and documents and things that just plain need to be put in their place!! Below are a few things I found that might be […]

Compliment Chain!

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I “teach-lifted” this idea from my friend Deirdre a million years ago, and still use it everyday. I maintain a compliment chain to record the compliments we receive for walking in line and for our behavior in specials.  The class receives one link for every compliment.  When the chain hits the floor, they receive a […]

Astronaut Training Kits a.k.a. Goody Bags!

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Since I am going with the space theme, I had to make up some cute goody bags to have on the student’s desks the first day of school!!!  Suddenly,  the “Astronaut Training Kits” came to be.  I acquired some free lunch sacks from our lovely cafeteria manager, and splatter painted them in purples, yellows, black, […]