This month is when the craziness begins for the holiday season. It’s wonderful and exhausting all at the same time. It also is the time of the year that lots of families travel. Traveling is a great time to catch-up on your blog reading! This month we are throwing together a little Round-Up for our Bright Ideas with some of our favorite teacher tips. So kick off your shoes, throw your feet up on the dash, and enjoy your left over turkey sandwich as you read these Bright Ideas!
Teacher Tips for Organizing iPads
This way of organizing the apps on our classroom iPad was a game-changer for me! Read all about how I organize them HERE.
Sight Word Tips
Sight words are always a struggle for some of my little friends. I do my best to use them EVERYWHERE! Check out THIS POST to see how I use them on their tables.
I have a whole blog post with 25 sight word tips and tricks to help you help your students make high-frequency words become sight words.
Teacher Tips for a Transient Classroom
Teaching in a transient school has a whole different set of obstacles to overcome. One of them is keeping up with students’ school supplies. Read HERE to see how we help tackle school supplies.
Tips for Birthday Celebrations
This is ALWAYS a hit in my classroom- the Birthday Chair! Hop over HERE to read more about how we celebrate birthdays in our class!
You can easily celebrate birthdays and make students feel special without spending a ton of money. This chair lasts for year!
DIY Chalk Paint
This is one of our most favorite activities to do when the weather is nice outside! HERE I shared what we do with chalk paint and the recipe to make it! You can use it to have students practice high-frequency words, phonics skills, or just for fun at recess.
Classroom Management Teacher Hack
This is an “oldie, but goodie” in the classroom. You can have students create a “happy picture” on the board. Then, when students make good choices, they get to add their name to the picture. This is also great to leave for substitute teachers to do! Read more about changing things up and reinforcing positive behavior in the classroom HERE.
Field Trip Teacher Tips
Writer’s Workshop Tip
Whether you are a new teacher or an experienced teacher just looking for some new ideas to try, I hope this post was helpful!
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