Learning and Creating
classroomcollective:

Cute inspiration for students!

classroomcollective:

Cute inspiration for students!

classroomcollective:

Students have to highlight their name before handing it in!

classroomcollective:

Students have to highlight their name before handing it in!

from-student-to-teacher:

Have lots of fun at the start of the year with this Getting to Know You Cootie Catcher FREEBIE. :) Also available in Spanish. :) http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Getting-to-Know-You-Back-to-School-Paper-Quizzers-Cootie-Catchers-FREE

from-student-to-teacher:

Have lots of fun at the start of the year with this Getting to Know You Cootie Catcher FREEBIE. :) Also available in Spanish. :) http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Getting-to-Know-You-Back-to-School-Paper-Quizzers-Cootie-Catchers-FREE

coloursinaflower:

This is a nice take on a getting to know you game. The description, and files come from http://joyin6th.blogspot.ca/2012/07/getting-to-know-you-game-updated.html  
I think I will adapt this a bit to use in my classroom on the first day. It will help the table groups gel. Most of the students in my class know each other. We have very low turnover, and many of students stay in our school from K-8. But we do have 3-4 new students in each class, each year, so it will also help the new kids get to know their classmates.

coloursinaflower:

This is a nice take on a getting to know you game. The description, and files come from http://joyin6th.blogspot.ca/2012/07/getting-to-know-you-game-updated.html  

I think I will adapt this a bit to use in my classroom on the first day. It will help the table groups gel. Most of the students in my class know each other. We have very low turnover, and many of students stay in our school from K-8. But we do have 3-4 new students in each class, each year, so it will also help the new kids get to know their classmates.

itssnix:

I’ve written before about how I use Late Passes in my classes, but I made a new version this year [more on each page - no cutting edges!] and figured I’d upload it to share. Click on the picture for the Word document.
I use Late Passes so I don’t have to sort through which excuses are legitimate or not. Students get to decide what they want to sacrifice their late pass for - it builds responsibility and decision-making skills.
If they decide to use their Late Pass, they just attach it to their late work the next day. I don’t take Late Passes without the late work - that way it’s their responsibility to make sure to turn it in.
This year, because I’m accepting electronic work, I’m going to make an Excel document with each student’s name on it and whether they’ve used their pass yet.

itssnix:

I’ve written before about how I use Late Passes in my classes, but I made a new version this year [more on each page - no cutting edges!] and figured I’d upload it to share. Click on the picture for the Word document.

I use Late Passes so I don’t have to sort through which excuses are legitimate or not. Students get to decide what they want to sacrifice their late pass for - it builds responsibility and decision-making skills.

If they decide to use their Late Pass, they just attach it to their late work the next day. I don’t take Late Passes without the late work - that way it’s their responsibility to make sure to turn it in.

This year, because I’m accepting electronic work, I’m going to make an Excel document with each student’s name on it and whether they’ve used their pass yet.

awiens:

Middle school students love catching my typos and grammar mishaps on assignments and tests. They also love competition. In the fall, I’m going to implement “The Great Editing Race.” Students will need to submit pictures of typos and grammar mistakes they discover in their everyday lives…

hithertokat:

Support the Team

Promote school spirit and activity participation with this bulletin board idea. Decorate a hallway bulletin board using the school’s colors, and include a picture of the school’s mascot. Hang a monthly calender on the board that contains the dates, times and locations of all…

englishteachingtoolbox:

This test is very interesting. It isn’t testing how quickly you can read the words, bust instead how quickly you can read the words and understand them.