Category Archives: Classroom Management & Organization

5 Ways to Stay Productive during Post Planning

It is 8:30 on day one of four of post planning, and I am DONE with grades. What do with my time for the next four days? It has always been hard for me to get any actual lesson planning … Continue reading

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Routines for April

Groups I mentioned in my post-conference reflection on FLAG an idea of implementing a long-running class competition. I am officially doing it! I have long resisted giving extra credit, but gosh it is just so effective for getting kids to … Continue reading

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Interactive Student Notebooks Set Up

The first time I tried doing interactive student notebooks, I wasn’t very successful. We used them a lot at the beginning of the semester, and then kind of petered out. The second time around, I went down the hall to … Continue reading

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First Week of School: I love everything!

I love my new classroom. I love block schedule! I love these lesson plans. I love this penguin one of my advisement students drew for me: Also, I love those speech bubbles. Spent waaaaay too much time getting them, the … Continue reading

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Keeping organized: Put it in the box!

Just a quick post to share a cheap & cute organizing trick of mine: The Box Last year I had a couple of stackable trays for students to turn their work in to. This year, I didn’t have enough trays, … Continue reading

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