Oh, That Hallway Behavior!

One of the most difficult things my students seem to struggle with at the beginning of every new school year is walking in the hallways.  Entering 3rd grade, most have been at the same school for four years.  However, from the looks of it, you’d think they’d never walked in a line before.  From the…

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Hop on In

My kindergarten students visit the classroom a few days before school starts. At this, “Meet and Greet” parents and their children have a chance to find out where they will be for the year. I make sure each child receives a list of school supplies and a copy of page 1 from the Froggy and…

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Just Let Them Read!

I took three graduate level reading classes this summer and the underlining theme of all three courses was to give students time to read and talk about reading.  We have overwhelmed students with busywork:  reading worksheets, reading quizzes and reading test, all of which take away valuable reading time.  I am blocking out time just…

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Let Students Know You Love to Help!

Sometimes students who need the most help are reluctant to ask for it.  I always want to let students know that I care about them and want to help.  I created these cards with the Card Maker Tool from Mailbox Gold 101 Tool Kit in less than a minute.  I will print on card stock,…

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Loving the Mailbox Toolkit!

I’ve been playing around with Mailbox Gold 101 Toolkit and loving it!  I just created these labels for my collection bins.  They are kid-friendly and will show students exactly where to put “incoming” papers and homework.  It took me less than a minute to pick the graphic and font, and type the titles!  I am…

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Student Names Cards…So Fast and Easy

I just created these names cards for student cubbies.  All I needed to do was click on the border I wanted, choose the font and type the names.  Presto, in less than two minutes, great kid-friendly, personalized cards!  You can make these just as quickly and easily as I did at Mailbox Gold 101 toolkit…

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