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Simple ways to help kids communicate their feelings!

5 simple ways to help kids communicate their feelings! #feelings #emotions #kids #socialskills #specialeducation #regulateemotions

When kids are comfortable with communicating their feelings, they often end up communicating what they most deeply need.  When their feelings are validated, the groundwork for self-regulation is being put into place.  And so, fitting emotional literacy naturally into a child’s life early simply makes good sense.

Here are 5 simple ways to help kids communicate their feelings:

 

1. Communicate feelings yourself (and encourage role-models to do so, too)!

Kids do what we do. They observe and experience how the adults and role models in their lives identify, accept and manage their own feelings and the emotions of others, and use what they have processed as a  basis for their own beliefs and practices.

Whenever we, the grown ups, can use language including “I feel, I felt, I remember feeling, etc.” we are making a deposit into the emotional language banks of the children in our presence.

Many people find discussing feelings and emotions difficult, and the toughest part can be starting the conversation. The good news is that the first conversations about feelings do not have to be personal!

 

2. Read stories!

Even in kindergarten, there are children who are already uncomfortable about discussing their own feelings.  I have yet to meet a little person who is not willing to hear a story or watch something on YouTube!

I have been developing the Dealing With Feelings stories since 2013, and frequently use them on my iPad when needed, providing students with a line-art copy to color. The characters in these stories model emotional literacy on a level that kids can relate to.

Dealing With Feelings Storybook lessons: Relatable characters model how they identify, accept and manage tricky feelings! Printable color and line-art, gender specific, growing series!

Dealing With Feelings Stories: I simply say, “Would you like to hear a story?” and allow the child to discover connections to the character as we read.

 

(We all know how motivated we are to discuss something we’re uncomfortable with!) Listening to a story is often calming!

There are so many amazing feelings / emotions books available today, that I have a Pinterest board dedicated to them. Check it out:

Many of these stories are also read-aloud on YouTube!

3. Provide pictures showing feelings / expressions!

A child who wants to communicate his or her feelings but does not have the vocabulary to say how he or she feels, can point to a picture s/he relates best to.

Picture dictionaries often have a page dedicated to feelings, which can be bookmarked with a sticky note. Years ago, I made a feelings bulletin board with my firsties from photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings.

Having posters in the classroom is most effective when done appropriately for the group you have. Keeping it simple with fewer posters for younger children is recommended to avoid overwhelming the kids, while lining up multiple posters in older classes can be be especially useful to students who are writing about feelings.

I like to display these half-page feelings flags where kids can point to them. The posters below are full-page size, but are also included as playing cards in the set.

I like to display half-page feelings flags where kids can point to them. The posters shown at the bottom are 8 1/2 x 11 pages, and are also included as playing cards in my visuals, tools and activities set.

 

Earlier in my teaching career, I used feelings pictures for individual students on a ring, but have found that (like visual schedules) in recent years, increasing numbers of students benefit from them being posted right on the wall (and the rings are easily misplaced)!

 

4. Feelings scales

Feelings scales can be used for an entire class or for individuals. In the photo below, the kids’ names are on clothes pegs, and the feelings scale has been printed on thick card paper and laminated.

 

Feelings scales like these make it easier for kids to communicate their emotions without saying a word. Students can answer "How are you feeling?' by simply pointing to a picture, or with the slide of a paperclip, button or placement of a clothes peg. #feelings #feelingsscale #emotions #selfregulation

Feelings scales like these make it easier for kids to communicate their emotions without saying a word. Students can answer  “How are you feeling?” by simply pointing to a picture, or with the slide of a paperclip, button or placement of a clothes peg. (The button slider pictured in the top middle doubles as a fidget toy!)

 

I’ve used feelings scales with individual students. They are especially helpful with kids whose frustration moves into raging anger quickly, and lose control.  With a feelings scale, a child can make it clear to themselves, and others, when they are becoming frustrated, so that measures can be put in place to prevent further escalation.

5. Work ‘feelings talk’ into daily routines

  • Have a star student? If that student is trying to share something with the class and is interrupted, how does it make him/her feel?
  • Discussing the calendar, an upcoming holiday? How many people feel excited about it?
  • Celebrating a child’s birthday? How does it feel to be the birthday child? Is it normal to feel jealous that it isn’t your own birthday? 
  • Getting close to outdoor time? Have an over-exaggerated, humorous gripe session about the most frustrating part of getting ready for home!

 

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Best wishes to all of you, your families and students!

Ida Mae

a.k.a. That Fun Reading Teacher

Related:

Do you remember feeling motivated by being told what to do when you were a child? How did you feel about listening to stories? #feelings #education #stories

 

 

 


November Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern






It’s November Teacher Talk Time…..Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. Time sure flies.  We have so many great tips and ideas for you from awesome educators. Be sure to take a look at what everyone has to say.

 If you’re interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs, blogging buddies and/or our blog linky, sign up here….The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative. If you decide to join, be sure to mention one of our names.
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4 Ways to Balance Reading & Writing Instruction

By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

 

Is your language arts instruction balanced? What’s good for reader’s workshop is good for writer’s workshop. This post outlines 4 ways to find that balance.
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Raise Your Hand
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

 

Inspired by the Girls Scout’s new badge encouraging girls to speak up in class, this post offers some ways to encourage reluctant participants to raide their hand and speak up in your classroom.
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Great Gifts for Children

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

We all want to give our children their most desired gifts. Here are some inexpensive but worthwhile gifts that promote happy memories and rich relationships throughout their lives.

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Whoa, The Behaviors!
By Sally Hansen of Purposeful Plans

 

The students have become secure with you as their teacher. You’re starting to see that they are comfortable with each other as well. This combination is something you want; however, it can bring out behaviors in students that are distracting to all that you have worked for!
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3 Ways to Use Comic Strips as Writing Scaffolds

2livNlearn of 2livNlearn

 

Comic strips can be used a scaffold to make writing more accessible to learners, reduce intimidation, motivate students to share their thinking, and make writing fun!

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Thanksgiving Traditions and Fun Classroom Resources
By Greg Litton of  Learning Harbor Resources for Teachers

 

Do you enjoy special Thanksgiving Traditions? Here you will find some fun facts and two great resources.
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Bartering for Resources
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

 

Teaching students about the relationship of region to natural resource, and the importance of bartering amongst Native American tribes. This is a simple and effective lesson! FREEBIE
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8 Essential Handwiting Readiness Skills
By Thia Triggs of Print Path

 

This 4-minute video demonstrates what skills are needed for young children before they are ready to learn to print.
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Be sure to stop by all of the posts in our link up for Turkey Month



Superhero Classroom Reward Cash/Bucks with Math Facts (You Can Label Your Money)

Superhero Classroom Reward Cash/Bucks with Math Facts (You Can Label Your Money)

A unique idea for your classroom money! Many students inevitably fidget with things in the classroom. Why not give them math facts and examples to review at the same time? Implement an original classroom economy so that your students can learn while they earn!  

The $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 has it’s own color to go with it if you choose the color version. There are black and white versions to save on ink. Also, you can label the front and back of your money with the templates! See the editable version.

Included in this resource:

✓ $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 Class Cash in Color (4 Choices)

✓ $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 Class Cash Black and White (5 Choices)

✓ Math examples and facts for back side of cash (22 Pages for differentiation) 

✓ Classroom Pay and Deductions Scale/Classroom Store

✓ Label your money Editable template with tips

✓ Wallet

✓ Reward Coupons with Editable Template included as a bonus!

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT

Clip art and background cannot be edited.  

Included math examples are addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts, place value (standard form, word form, short word form, expanded form, expanded notation, digit value, rounding, and decimal expanded form,), and scientific notation. With the different grade level math examples, you can differentiate for a diverse class or use the math examples specific to your grade.

I use the class money for job payment and positive reinforcement. The kiddos love it when I give money for exemplary behavior. And it will set a positive tone in the classroom. Students will take ownership in the classroom. Every minute in the classroom counts!

Happy Teaching! 

Sally

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FREE Coupon Reward/Incentive Tickets/Coupons for Classroom Management

Free rewards for your students! Coupons are a great way to encourage positive behaviors in the classroom. 20 black and white tickets on individual pages and an editable template are in a separate package.

You may also be interest in these classroom management products:

Superhero Classroom Money with Math Facts on the Back Side

Superhero Class Jobs with Headers and Descriptions (Editable)

Superhero Classroom Economy (Editable) BUNDLE

Classroom Money with Math Facts on the Back Side with Editable Portions

Class Jobs with Headers and Descriptions – Mini-Polka Dot (Editable)

Classroom Economy (Editable) BUNDLE

Coupon Reward Tickets

Behavior Management (Editable) Monthly Trackers

Mini-Polka Dot Behavior Management (Editable) Chart

Behavior Management Bundle

Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) Monthly Trackers

Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) Chart

Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) BUNDLE

Individual Student Behavior Tracker (Editable) for Classroom Management

Editable Open House Invitations

Editable Back to School Night/Open House/Meet The Teacher PowerPoint Slideshow

Happy Teaching!

Sally

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Birthday Certificates, Books, and Brag Bracelets

Birthday Certificates, Books, and Brag Bracelets

Give your students birthday, moving away, or you are special booklets/cards from the class. There are cute birthday bracelets and matching cards/certificates from you! The birthday booklets/cards are a way to make a child feel special. There are colored and black & white copies. I give this out usually for the morning bellwork or during a transition.

As a bonus, for students moving away, this will give your remaining students closure with the student leaving. It will help the student that is leaving feel special. You can use the “You Are Special” booklets/cards for Kindness Week.

You also may be interested in the Thank-You Notes for Students, Parents, and Co-Workers
Check out my End of the Year Bookmarks FREEBIE at…End of the Year Bookmarks FREEBIE

Included In This Resource:
✓ Examples
✓ Moving Away Cover Blackline
✓ Moving Away Student Booklet/Card Blackline
✓ Moving Away Cover
✓ (7 Choices) Moving Away Student Booklet/Card
✓ Happy Birthday Cover Blackline
✓ You Are Special Cover Blackline
✓ Happy Birthday/Special Student Booklet/Card Blackline
✓ (7 Choices) Happy Birthday Cover
✓ You Are Special Cover
✓ (7 Choices) Happy Birthday/You Are Special Student Booklet/Card
✓ Blank Templates
✓ (2 Choices) Smaller Black and White Version
✓ (7 Choices) Birthday Certificates in Color
✓ (3 Choices) Birthday Certificates in Black and White
✓ (7 Choices) Birthday Certificates in Color Age 5-11
✓ (7 Choices) Birthday Certificates in B&W Age 5-11
✓ (4 Choices) Birthday Bracelets in Color
✓ (7 Choices) Birthday Bracelets age 5-11

Happy Teaching!
Sally

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Behavior Calendars 2017-2018 & Templates (Editable) for Classroom Management

Behavior Calendars 2017-2018 & Templates (Editable) for Classroom Management

This set contains EDITABLE calendars for the 2017-2018 school year (August 2017-July 2018) AND templates for future years! Each calendar has editable behavior codes, a place to enter your e-mail address, and label the day if needed. The calendars are in color, black and white, and with regular font. The calendars show Monday-Friday only so it does not confuse the students with weekends.

You might be interested in Editable Behavior Clip Chart, Calendars, Awards, & Trackers for Classroom Management BUNDLE

The behavior calendar provides daily behavior documentation and opens communication with parents. I have my students color in the behavior earned for the day in the square at the end of the day.

Included In This Resource:
✓ Monthly PDF Calendar (3 Choices)
✓ Monthly Editable PPT Calendar (4 Choices)
✓ Editable PPT Calendar Templates for Future Years!
✓ Parent Communication Sheet
✓ Behavior Class Tracker

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT
Clip art (theme for each month) and tables cannot be edited.

Happy Teaching!
Sally

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Behavior Clip Charts (Editable) for Classroom Management – 7 Background Choices

Behavior Clip Chart (Editable) for Classroom Management

This set contains EDITABLE behavior clip charts to change the behavior terms. There are 7 background choices to go with most classroom themes. Also, there are full and half page choices to meet your classroom needs. The “Ready To Learn” has a 2 page option. Also included are examples, award certificates (in color and black & white), award bracelets in color, parent introduction letter, parent contact form, and a behavior class tracker. A clip chart is a fantastic way to positively promote and manage student behavior in the classroom.  

You might be interested in Editable Behavior Clip Chart, Calendars, Awards, & Trackers-Classroom Management BUNDLE

You may also be interested in the uneditable Behavior Clip Chart

Included In This Resource (Saved in the standard resolution of 300 pixels):

✓ How I Use This Resource 

✓ Examples 

✓ Editable Parent Letter Home 

✓ Editable Chevron Behavior Clip Chart 

✓ Editable Star Behavior Clip Chart 

✓ Editable Mini Polka-Dot Behavior Clip Chart

✓ Editable Mini-Chevron Behavior Clip Chart

✓ Editable Foil Behavior Clip Chart 

✓ Editable Water Colors Behavior Clip Chart

✓ Editable Raindrop Behavior Clip Chart 

✓ Award Certificates in Color 

✓ Award Certificates in Black and White 

✓ Award Bracelets in Color 

✓ Parent Contact Form 

✓ Behavior Tracker 

✓ Parent Communication Log 

*There is a 600 pixel for the resolution available for download on Dropbox. The information is in the “How I Use This Resource” page.  

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT

Clip art and backgrounds cannot be edited.  

Happy Teaching! 

Sally

 

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October Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern
It’s October Teacher Talk Time…..Well, the first month of school is over and it’s BOO-tober, time for Halloween fun, Columbus Day and beautiful fall weather.  We have so many great tips and ideas for you from awesome educators. Be sure to take a look at what everyone has to say.
 
If you’re interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs, blogging buddies and/or our blog linky, sign up here….The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative. If you decide to join, be sure to mention one of our names.
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How to Talk to Parents and Keep them on Your Side

One of the main things I realized, after years of teaching, is that parents need you to care about their child, they want you to make their learning experience interesting, challenging and fun. The best way to do this is to make sure their little one knows that you are there to listen, and support them with positive reinforcement and encouragement
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 Changing the Face of Failure
 
Facing project failures in class and changing course with a growth mindset

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Project-Based Learning: Three Things to Remember When You Count Like an Egyptian

By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

Project-based learning is beneficial for so many reasons, but the reason that I love it so much is that it allows students to discover new passions that the curriculum doesn’t necessarily introduce.Project-based learning, however, is only as successful as the teacher’s pedagogy. Keep reading to hear me out!


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Math IS Fun and Games
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Keeping students engaged and working independently is challenging! Math games and task cards help Math Workshop to run smoothly. Be sure to download your FREEBIE!

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Is Your Classroom NGSS Ready?

By Kari Hammerschmitt of Anchors and ABC’s

There are many questions to consider as you plan for a successful year of science learning. What initial steps will you take with NGSS? 

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Get More From Your Writing Workshop
By Sally Hansen of Purposeful Plans

 

At the beginning of the school year, most students can easily write a couple of paragraphs about their summer vacation, a previous accomplishment, or what they hope to accomplish this school year. This is a piece of cake for the students! Then the real writing assignments begins. Many teachers ask themselves, “Where do I start?”
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Cooperative Learning Doesn’t Have to Be Hell
By Rebecca Olsen of 2LivNLearn

Want to know how to implement effective cooperative learning strategies in your classroom? Frustrated trying to manage your students’ behaviors? Cooperative learning doesn’t have to be hell with these expert tips and tricks. 
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What can I do about Halloween at School?
By Greg Litton of Learning Harbor Resources for Teachers

Does your school celebrate Halloween? Do you do alternative activities? 

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A Masked Task
By Gini Musmanno of Reading Sptlight

The table was set for dinner. Plastic dishes, spoons, and cups were attached to the tablecloth that covered a large box. Read on to discover, as I did, a unique and motivating format to inspire creative writing for all ages.

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Keep The CreativityBy Michelle Webb of 

Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching

 Keep the creativity alive in your classroom.

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Coupon Reward/Incentive Tickets/Coupons-Classroom Management (Editable Template)

Coupon Reward/Incentive Tickets/Coupons-Classroom Management (Editable Template)

 

Rewards for your students! Coupons are a great way to encourage positive behaviors in the classroom. There are 20 black and white tickets on individual pages and an editable template.

Happy Teaching!

Sally


Classroom Job Chart/Cards with Headers & Descriptions (Editable Template)

Classroom Job Chart/Cards with Headers & Descriptions (Editable Template)

Students will take ownership in the classroom with jobs. It’s a great way for you to manage your students’ responsibilities.  There are 96 choices of student job titles. You can use the job cards as a clip chart, on library pockets, or add magnetic tape.  

There are black and white versions to save on ink. There are editable templates to create your own job and change the wording on a current job. See the editable version.  

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT

Clip art and background cannot be edited.  

Included in the Mini-Polka Dot Job Chart resource:

✓ Examples

✓ Class Jobs Title (4 Options) 

✓ Color Job Header Cards (96 Job Choices) 

✓ Black and White Job Header Cards (96 Job Choices)

✓ Color Job Header with Description Cards (96 Job Choices)

✓ Black and White Job Header with Description Cards (96 Job Choices)

✓ Blank Templates 

✓ Job Application (2 Choices) 

✓ Job Tracker (2 Choices) 

✓ Editable Job Header and with Description Card Templates 

✓ Fillable Job Application (2 Options) 

✓ Editable Job Tracker (2 Options) 

Happy Teaching! 

Sally


Behavior Calendars 2017-2018 & Templates (Editable) for Classroom Management

Behavior Calendars 2017-2018 & Templates (Editable) for Classroom Management

This set contains EDITABLE calendars for the 2017-2018 school year (August 2017-July 2018) AND templates for future years! Each calendar has editable behavior codes, a place to enter your e-mail address, and label the day if needed. The calendars are in color, black and white, and with regular font. The calendars show Monday-Friday only so it does not confuse the students with weekends.

You might be interested in Editable Behavior Clip Chart, Calendars, Awards, & Trackers for Classroom Management BUNDLE

The behavior calendar provides daily behavior documentation and opens communication with parents. I have my students color in the behavior earned for the day in the square at the end of the day.  

Included In This Resource:

✓ Monthly PDF Calendar (3 Choices)

✓ Monthly Editable PPT Calendar (4 Choices)

✓ Editable PPT Calendar Templates for Future Years!

✓ Parent Communication Sheet

✓ Behavior Class Tracker

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT

Clip art (theme for each month) and tables cannot be edited.  

Happy Teaching! 

Sally


Editable Back to School/Open House PowerPoint

Editable Welcome Back to School Night/Open House/Meet The Teacher PowerPoint

This Editable Back to School/Open House PowerPoint has 33 pages of customizable content! It’s a huge time saver for back to school planning. Slides can be added or deleted as needed.

You might be interested in the Editable Open House Invitations

Included in this Editable PowerPoint Resource:

✓ Title Page

✓ Contact Info

✓ Meet the Teacher

✓ Teaching Beliefs Introduction

✓ Daily Schedule

✓ Snacks and Drinks

✓ Birthdays

✓ Donations

✓ Take-Home Folder (2 Slides)

✓ 1st Grade Homework

✓ 2nd Grade Homework

✓ 3rd Grade Homework

✓ 4th Grade Homework

✓ 5th Grade Homework

✓ Reading

✓ Optional Math Homework

✓ Homework

✓ Grading

✓ Missing Assignments

✓ Late Assignments

✓ Technology

✓ Expectations for Behavior

✓ Behavior Clip Chart

✓ Behavior Card Chart 

✓ Rewards

✓ Background Clearance

✓ Field Trip

✓ Volunteer Opportunities

✓ Absences 

✓ Supplies

✓ What Parents can do

✓ Questions

✓ Editable Word Doc & PPT: Parent Volunteer Sign-up Sheet

✓ Editable Word Doc & PDF: Parent Sign-In Sheet

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT

Clip art and background cannot be edited.  

Happy Teaching!

Sally

You may also be interested in the Birthday Certificates and Brag Tags for Students

Check out my Thank-You Notes for Students, Parents, and Co-Workers

#TeachersPayTeachers, #TPT, #BackToSchool, #OpenHouse, #PurposefulPlans


Classroom Economy: Jobs, Bucks (Label Your Money), & Reward System

Classroom Economy: Jobs, Bucks (Label Your Money), & Reward System

A unique idea for your classroom economy! Many students inevitably fidget with things in the classroom. Why not give them math facts and examples to review at the same time? Implement an original classroom economy in which students can learn while they earn! Students will take ownership in the classroom with jobs.  There are 96 choices of student job titles. It’s a great way for you to manage your students’ responsibilities. You can use it as a clip chart, on library pockets, or add magnetic tape.

Included in the job polka dot resource (Click HERE to view the product):
✓ Examples
✓ Class Jobs Title (4 options)
✓ Color Job Header Cards (96 Job Choices)
✓ Black and White Job Header Cards (96 Job Choices)
✓ Color Job Header with Description Cards (96 Job Choices)
✓ Black and White Job Header with Description Cards (96 Job Choices)
✓ Blank Templates
✓ Job Application (2 Choices)
✓ Job Tracker (2 Choices)
✓ Editable Job Header and with Description Card Templates
✓ Fillable Job Application (2 Options)
✓ Editable Job Tracker (2 Options)

There are black and white versions to save on ink. There are editable templates to create your own job and change the wording on a current job. See the editable version.

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT
Clip art and background cannot be edited.

Included in the money resource (Click HERE to view the product):
Included in this resource:
✓ $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 Class Cash in Color
✓ $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 Class Cash Black and White
✓ Math examples and facts for back side of cash (22 Pages for differentiation)
✓ Classroom Pay and Deductions Scale/Classroom Store
✓ Label your money Editable template with tips
✓ Wallet
✓ Coupon Reward Tickets with Editable Template included as a bonus!

There are black and white versions to save on ink. Also, you can label the back of your money with the template! See the editable version.

Included math examples are addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts, place value (standard form, word form, short word form, expanded form, expanded notation, digit value, rounding, and decimal expanded form,), and scientific notation. With the different grade level math examples, you can differentiate for a diverse class or use the math examples specific to your grade.

I use the class money for job payment and positive reinforcement. The kiddos love it when I give money for exemplary behavior. And it will set a positive tone in the classroom. Students will take ownership in the classroom. Every minute in the classroom counts!

Happy Teaching!
Sally

You may also be interest in these classroom management products:
Superhero Classroom Money with Math Facts on the Back Side
Superhero Class Jobs with Headers and Descriptions (Editable)
Superhero Classroom Economy (Editable) BUNDLE
Coupon Reward Tickets
Behavior Management (Editable) Monthly Trackers
Mini-Polka Dot Behavior Management (Editable) Chart
Behavior Management Bundle
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) Monthly Trackers
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) Chart
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) BUNDLE
Individual Student Behavior Tracker (Editable) for Classroom Management
Editable Open House Invitations
Editable Back to School Night/Open House/Meet The Teacher PowerPoint Slideshow

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Coupon Reward Tickets FREEBIE
Classroom Economy Wallet for Money FREEBIE
Classroom Job Application FREEBIE for Classroom Economy

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Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 – 9/13/17

Every week I put together a list of 5 great products from members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative (TBOTEMC) with the requirement that each product must be less than $5.  With a variety of subjects and a wide range of grades, there just might be something that you can use, so continue to read below and see!


In addition, if you’re a seller on Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) that would like to join the Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 team, click here to get more information about joining TBOTEMC.  Feel free to e-mail me with any questions, as I’d be happy to help in any way possible.

By A Teacher’s Teacher 

ELA/Writing; Grades 7-10

This three-passage text set is accompanied by an informational prompt regarding the topic of skydiving. It’s a perfect assignment to engage typically apathetic students, as well as those students who are typically successful in your classroom, while still relying on the skills of using the information in the text set.  Modeled after AIR Testing, which is used in numerous states across the country, it would also fit well into a PARCC simulation. The text set, itself, is 5 pages long.

  

By Learning Harbor Resources for Teachers

Math; Grade 3

Are you looking for PowerPoint interactive activities to use with 1 to 1 computer time, blended lessons, and more? Do you need a fun and engaging way for your students to practice multiplication? This Scarecrow themed Interactive Self-Correcting PowerPoint Slide Show with sound may be just what you need. This interactive PowerPoint activity addresses CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.B.5 Multiply and divide within 100.  See more details on the product’s page to learn about this great affordable item!

By 2livNlearn

Classroom Management; All Grades

Group your students quickly and easily with these cards! There are a myriad of cards to choose from which can be used in multiple ways. Group in pairs or up to eight students at a time. Included are: Groups of two 21 pairs, Opposites groups of two 18 pairs, Groups of two 10 pairs, Groups of two 14 pairs, Groups of three 6 sets, Groups of four 4 sets and Groups of eight 40 sets.  That makes a total of 320 different cards!  Never have to worry about “randomly” grouping again!

Reading/Social Studies; Grades 3-5

Have students learn about September 11th with this informational text passage while also practicing their reading comprehension skills.  Included in this product are the following: An Informational Text Passage entitled “The Attacks of September 11th,” A reading comprehension Assessment, Student Answer Sheet, Foldable for recording short response, Teacher Answer Key. and Foldable Directions (easy as could be! … no-prep required).  See the full description on the item’s page for a sample video about this terrific product!

By El Jaguar

Spanish; Not Grade Specific

This wonderful “El Grito “Cultural unit is the perfect way to celebrate Sept 16. Mexican Independence Day in your classroom.  The unit addresses the history of the Father Hidalgo in Dolores and his legendary “Grito de Dolores” that started the Mexican Revolution. The unit also describes in detail the reenactment ceremonies done on Sept 15 every year in the Zocalo of Mexico by the President of Mexico. It is a fun unit with wonderful Word Searches both in Spanish and English to reinforce the reading and cognates. Finally a fun coloring activity can be used for Elementary students. You can do it as a class reading and then little ones can just have fun coloring the Sugar Skull on a bed of Roses and doing the English Word Search.  See the item’s page for a full description of what is included for a great price!

As always, I encourage comments below and any ideas or suggestions by tweeting me @ATeachersTeach or contacting me via e-mail.

A Teacher’s Teacher

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September Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 

 

It’s September Teacher Talk Time…..Hopefully everyone is off to a great school year with the best classes ever.  We have so many great tips and ideas for you from awesome educators. Be sure to take a look at what everyone has to say.
 
If you’re interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs, blogging buddies and/or our blog linky, sign up here….The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative. If you decide to join, be sure to mention one of our names.
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The Magic of the Good Table
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

What my students taught me about the magic of sitting at the good table. Their perception of what made this table the good one was a great life lesson for me!

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9/11 A Teachable Moment in History
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

I remember September 11 as if it were yesterday. I woke up to a spectacular morning, not a cloud in the deep blue sky. The day was simply perfect.  I went through my usual morning routine, got in my car and drove to work thinking about my class and the kind of day it would be. I arrived at school, went to my room to gather my thoughts and prepare for what was ahead. Soon my students began to trickle into homeroom, announcements over and Channel One, our news channel had ended. We had our morning meeting, switched classes and World History began.Today’s students didn’t experience this and it’s history to them.  Many weren’t born yet and those that were, are too young to remember. It’s up to us to help them understand what happened that day and to never forget. 
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Got Game? 3 Tips for Making Games Effective for Learning
By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

 Using games in the classroom is not a given for learning. Following three key teaching practice while using games WILL guarantee success! Check out the freebie, too!
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Building Amazing Digital Portfolios
By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

Would you like to start using digital mportfolios with your kids? Here is a short tutorial on creating and using them in your class with the new Google sites.
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3 easy ways to use data in your classroom
 By Katie De Leon of A Basket Full of Apples by Katie

 Do you use data in the classroom? Do you have your students use data? Using data can really help drive your instruction and help your students take ownership of their learning. There are many different ways that you can use data in your classroom.
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Increase the Good Behavior in Your Classroom
By Sally Hansen of Purposeful Plans

Classroom management must be under control before learning can take place. You can have the best idea for a lesson, but without successful classroom management, it will more than likely flop. A well-managed classroom is more productive and will keep you from getting frazzled later on in the school year.
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It’s football season again. How much do you know about Traumatic Brain 
Injury?
By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

It’s football season again, and the start of driver’s ed. How much do you know about brain safety and how to educate kids with TBI?
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Teaching Newcomers Doesn’t Have To Be Stressful
By Rebecca Olsen of 2LivNlearn

Do you have a Newcomer or Non-English speaking student in your class? Don’t stress! Instead follow these tried and true steps for a smooth transition for you
 both. 
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Teach Kids to Listen the First Time
By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

As students progress through school, listening skills receive less instruction with each progressive year. Read about a format to help teach you kids to listen to you the first time!
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Patricia Polacco, The Wonderful Author
By Shana of The Thrill of Third Grade

Patricia Polacco is one of my all-time favorite children’s authors.
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Painless Problem Solving Daily Routine
By Greg and Cheryl Litton of Learning Resources for Teachers

Do you struggle with teaching problem solving? Wouldn’t it be great if your students were excited about problem solving every day? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your students thought problem solving was FUN?
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Assessment Shortcuts
By Michelle Webb of Those Who Love Teaching

Learn tips and tools to assess your students. Strategies for making authentic assessment part of your teaching.
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Apples or Oranges, Handwriting, Practice or Instruction?
By Thia Triggs of Print Path

Too often we as well-meaning parents or educators, because we want our children to be highly successful, skip steps and stages that children need.  Understanding these key steps for children will help us to provide them with tools vital for written language skills and lifelong learning. 
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I Love You California
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching

I’m always surprised when my students seem to not know much about their city, let alone the state they live in.  A terrific way to assess what your students know before you begin to teach geography is to ask them to draw their state and everything and anything they know about it. They are encouraged to label cities, attractions, bordering states, etc.
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Targeting High Achievers in Middle School Math
By Dr. Crystal Brown of Teaching to Change the World

In every classroom, there are students with varying levels of understanding regardless of the content. Teachers have a enormous task of reaching all those levels to help them meet or exceed the learning standards. Math is a subject that presents challenges for teachers to differentiate instruction.
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Classroom Economy: Jobs, Bucks (Label Your Money), & Reward System

Classroom Economy: Jobs, Bucks (Label Your Money), & Reward System

 

A unique idea for your classroom economy! Many students inevitably fidget with things in the classroom. Why not give them math facts and examples to review at the same time? Implement an original classroom economy in which students can learn while they earn! Students will take ownership in the classroom with jobs. There are 96 choices of student job titles. It’s a great way for you to manage your students’ responsibilities. You can use it as a clip chart, on library pockets, or add magnetic tape.

Included in the job polka dot resource (Click HERE to view the product):
✓ Examples
✓ Class Jobs Title (4 options)
✓ Color Job Header Cards (96 Job Choices)
✓ Black and White Job Header Cards (96 Job Choices)
✓ Color Job Header with Description Cards (96 Job Choices)
✓ Black and White Job Header with Description Cards (96 Job Choices)
✓ Blank Templates
✓ Job Application (2 Choices)
✓ Job Tracker (2 Choices)
Editable Job Header and with Description Card Templates
✓ Fillable Job Application (2 Options)
Editable Job Tracker (2 Options)

There are black and white versions to save on ink. There are editable templates to create your own job and change the wording on a current job. See the editable version.

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT
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Included in the money resource (Click HERE to view the product):
Included in this resource:
✓ $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 Class Cash in Color
✓ $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 Class Cash Black and White
✓ Math examples and facts for back side of cash (22 Pages for differentiation)
✓ Classroom Pay and Deductions Scale/Classroom Store
✓ Label your money Editable template with tips
✓ Wallet
Coupon Reward Tickets with Editable Template included as a bonus!

There are black and white versions to save on ink. Also, you can label the back of your money with the template! See the editable version.

Included math examples are addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts, place value (standard form, word form, short word form, expanded form, expanded notation, digit value, rounding, and decimal expanded form,), and scientific notation. With the different grade level math examples, you can differentiate for a diverse class or use the math examples specific to your grade.

I use the class money for job payment and positive reinforcement. The kiddos love it when I give money for exemplary behavior. And it will set a positive tone in the classroom. Students will take ownership in the classroom. Every minute in the classroom counts!

Happy Teaching!
Sally


Individual Student Behavior Tracker (Editable) for Classroom Management

Individual Student Behavior Tracker (Editable) for Classroom Management

 

This tracker allows a student to set behavior or task goals each day. It is editable to enter the goals/tasks and change them as needed. There are 6 choices of half page with 5 goals/tasks focus or one full page by schedule. The reward or incentive can be typed underneath the tracking box. I’ve also included goal/task ideas to copy and paste.

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Included in this Resource:
✓ Examples
✓ How I use This Resource
✓ 6 Half Pages Editable Goal/Task Tracker
✓ 1 Full Page Editable Tracker by Schedule
✓ Behavior Book Cover/Back Page
✓ 4 Choices of Pages for Behavior Notebook

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I’ve also included the behavior book which can be used simultaneously. I suggest to use the behavior book for extreme or serious behavior incidents. I try not to overuse the behavior book.

Happy Teaching!
Sally


Editable Welcome Back to School Night/Open House/Meet The Teacher PowerPoint

Editable Welcome Back to School Night/Open House/Meet The Teacher PowerPoint

This Editable Back to School/Open House PowerPoint has 33 pages of customizable content! It’s a huge time saver for back to school planning. Slides can be added or deleted as needed.

You might be interested in the Editable Open House Invitations

Included in this Editable PowerPoint Resource:

✓ Title Page

✓ Contact Info

✓ Meet the Teacher

✓ Teaching Beliefs Introduction

✓ Daily Schedule

✓ Snacks and Drinks

✓ Birthdays

✓ Donations

✓ Take-Home Folder (2 Slides)

✓ 1st Grade Homework

✓ 2nd Grade Homework

✓ 3rd Grade Homework

✓ 4th Grade Homework

✓ 5th Grade Homework

✓ Reading

✓ Optional Math Homework

✓ Homework

✓ Grading

✓ Missing Assignments

✓ Late Assignments

✓ Technology

✓ Expectations for Behavior

✓ Behavior Clip Chart

✓ Behavior Card Chart 

✓ Rewards

✓ Background Clearance

✓ Field Trip

✓ Volunteer Opportunities

✓ Absences 

✓ Supplies

✓ What Parents can do

✓ Questions

✓ Editable Word Doc & PPT: Parent Volunteer Sign-up Sheet

✓ Editable Word Doc & PDF: Parent Sign-In Sheet

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Clip art and background cannot be edited.  

Happy Teaching!

Sally

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Visual Schedules in kindergarten and primary classrooms – the benefits!

The benefits of using a visual schedule in kindergarten and early primary classrooms | That Fun Reading Teacher.com

Photo credit: Copyright: <a href=’https://www.123rf.com/profile_luislouro’>luislouro / 123RF Stock Photo</a>

Do you use a visual schedule in your classroom? As a special education teacher working in many kindergarten and primary classes, I’ve seen how beneficial they are for the whole class!

The origin of visual schedules

In special education, we had been putting picture symbol schedules in place for our students with autism for years, as they provide

  • an overview of the student’s day, in parts or as a whole, so the student has an idea of what to expect (this helps prevent anxiety)
  • a means of communication for students who struggle with oral language and / or auditory processing (they can point at the pictures to help get their message across, follow the pictures to understand what they might have missed verbally)
  • structure and increased independence, allowing students to manage transitions with less support
  • the flexibility of making changes to only the necessary parts of the schedule without having to change the entire day.
  • a sense of understanding how their day works, and counts down as blocks of time wrap up, helps kids feel a sense of accomplishment, more safe and in control of their emotions

The shift to whole class schedules

Our consultants began recommending visual schedules for more groups of students as time went on – students struggling with anxiety, managing behavior, transitions.  I began to notice that a few classroom teachers had just stopped using the individual student schedules (too cumbersome with multiple students with schedules in the class) and gone to a classroom one instead – and the effect was amazing.

Students checked in on that schedule all day. As time passed, a card was moved or taken down. If plans changed, the teacher simply switched out the card, and the kids understood and accepted it. The morning schedule was discussed at the carpet in the morning, and the process repeated in the afternoon.

Why it’s becoming the new normal

How many times have you heard this lately?

Kindergarten is a social communication program.

Do you agree? My very first class was a kindergarten class, in 1996, and the catch phrase at that time was ‘We’re teaching them how to play the game of school’. 

There are so many children in our classes now that struggle with social-communication, anxiety, self-regulation, learning disabilities, being in an overcrowded classroom, among other things.  And teachers have more to manage than ever before.

Consider that:

  • students regularly referring to the schedule throughout the day are prepared for transitions and managing themselves with greater independence
  • the visual schedule takes on the role of a ‘first-then’ board, as students are able to see things they are looking forward to coming up (for example, homesick students can see blocks of time disappearing as it gets closer to home time; students who dislike pencil / paper tasks can look forward to recess etc.)
  • students take pride in showing a visitor to the class that he or she can read, and knows what’s happening next
  • it is easy for a substitute teacher to step in with an already established structure in place (and it can be left prepared for the next day without having to write an explanation!)
  • With my Reading Recovery background, I can’t help but love the fact that this is just another way to drive home ‘reading the pictures’ for meaning first!
  • it can be used as a tool for teaching ‘time’ (some teachers add clocks beside each item) and sequencing events in order
  • The visual schedule makes a nice link to learning centres / centres

Have you tried using a visual schedule in your classroom? How has it been going for you?

Best wishes with your littles,

Ida Mae

If you are looking for a visual schedule and center / centre cards set, please check out mine below. The cards fit nicely into a pocket chart, can be used with adhesive magnets on the back, or simply pinned to a bulletin board. I’ve included months, days and Troll-themed editable name cards as well. Click the image to take you to my store to see the preview!

Are there cards you would like to see added to the schedule?

If so, please click the ‘ask a question’ tab in my TpT store, or email me at thatfunreadingteacher@gmail.com to suggest it for an update!

 

Related:

Back to School posts, resources, links and more! | That Fun Reading Teacher.com

The Dealing With Feelings Series

 


Birthday Certificates and Brag Bracelets for Students

Birthday Certificates and Brag Bracelets for Students

Give your students birthday, moving away, or you are special cards from the class. The birthday cards are a way to make a child feel special. For students moving away, this will give your remaining students closure with the student leaving. It will help the student that is leaving feel special. Use the you are special cards for Kindness Week. There are colored and black & white copies. I give this out usually for the morning bellwork or during a transition.

You also may be interested in the Thank-You Notes for Students, Parents, and Co-Workers
Check out my End of the Year Bookmarks FREEBIE at…End of the Year Bookmarks FREEBIE

Included In This Resource:
✓ Examples
✓ Moving Away Cover Blackline
✓ Moving Away Student Card Blackline
✓ Moving Away Cover
✓ (7 Choices) Moving Away Student Card
✓ Happy Birthday Cover Blackline
✓ You Are Special Cover Blackline
✓ Happy Birthday/Special Student Card Blackline
✓ (7 Choices) Happy Birthday Cover
✓ You Are Special Cover
✓ (7 Choices) Happy Birthday/You Are Special Student Card
✓ Blank Templates
✓ (2 Choices) Smaller Black and White Version
✓ (7 Choices) Birthday Certificates in Color
✓ (3 Choices) Birthday Certificates in Black and White
✓ (7 Choices) Birthday Certificates in Color Age 5-11
✓ (7 Choices) Birthday Certificates in B&W Age 5-11
✓ (4 Choices) Birthday Bracelets in Color
✓ (7 Choices) Birthday Bracelets age 5-11

Happy Teaching!
Sally


Superhero Classroom Job Chart with Headers and Descriptions (Editable Template)

Superhero Classroom Job Chart with Headers and Descriptions (Editable Template)

Students will take ownership in the classroom with jobs. It’s a great way for you to manage your students’ responsibilities. There are 96 choices of student job titles. You can use the job cards as a clip chart, on library pockets, or add magnetic tape.

There are black and white versions to save on ink. There are editable templates to create your own job and change the wording on a current job. See the editable version.

Included in this Superhero resource:
✓ Examples
✓ Class Jobs Title (16 Options)
✓ Superhero Themed Job Description Cards
✓ Colored Comic Burst Job Cards
✓ Black and White Comic Burst Job Cards
✓ Colored Super Seal Job Cards
✓ Black and White Super Seal Job Cards
✓ Colored Job Headers Comic Burst Job Cards
✓ Black and White Job Headers Comic Burst Job Cards
✓ Colored Job Headers Super Seal Job Cards
✓ Black and White Job Headers Super Seal Job Cards
✓ Color Job Headers with Descriptions Comic Burst Job Cards
✓ Black & White Job Headers with Descriptions Comic Burst Job Cards
✓ Color Job Headers with Descriptions Super Seal Job Cards
✓ Black and White Job Headers with Descriptions Super Seal Job Cards
✓ Blank Templates
✓ Job Application (2 Choices)
✓ Job Tracker (2 Choices)
Editable Job Header and with Description Card Templates
✓ Fillable Job Application (2 Options)
Editable Job Tracker (2 Options)

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Clip art and background cannot be edited.

Happy Teaching!
Sally

 

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Free Classroom Job Application for an Economy-Based Management System

When I first started teaching, I wanted a way to give my students a better understanding of how the world works, so I created an opportunity to infuse a little bit of economics into the classroom setting. The basic idea of the management system is that students each have a classroom job, earn classroom cash based on their job duties or for other contributions to our classroom society, and have the opportunity to spend their cash on things they want.
Just like in the real-world, the system includes different jobs with different pay structures: nine-week jobs and weekly jobs. Nine-week jobs require students to complete an application and interview for a position. They pay weekly for nine weeks and the salary is a great deal more than for the weekly jobs.
During the first week of school, I introduce the system and offer the students an opportunity to apply for a nine-week job. (I usually ask each student to find some way they can contribute to our classroom and encourage the students to apply for at least one job.) Then, I review each application and ask follow-up questions to determine which students are the best fit for each nine-week job. After the initial selections are made, I even do some on-the-job training with each student before setting them loose with their job responsibilities.
With their weekly earnings, students have the opportunity to make a purchase, a coupon for a reward of some type or a treasure box pick, or save them for later. After nine-weeks, I offer students another opportunity to apply for a nine-week job. As much as possible, I try to ensure each student get a nine-week job at least once during the school year.
Want to know more about the system? Read the full blog post here!

 Grab a free copy of my student job application here!

Enjoy!

Editable Welcome Back to School Night/Open House/Meet The Teacher PowerPoint

Editable Welcome Back to School Night/Open House/Meet The Teacher PowerPoint

This Editable Back to School/Open House PowerPoint has 33 pages of customizable content! It’s a huge time saver for back to school planning. Slides can be added or deleted as needed.

You might be interested in the Editable Open House Invitations

Included in this Editable PowerPoint Resource:
✓ Title Page
✓ Contact Info
✓ Meet the Teacher
✓ Teaching Beliefs Introduction
✓ Daily Schedule
✓ Snacks and Drinks
✓ Birthdays
✓ Donations
✓ Take-Home Folder (2 Slides)
✓ 1st Grade Homework
✓ 2nd Grade Homework
✓ 3rd Grade Homework
✓ 4th Grade Homework
✓ 5th Grade Homework
✓ Reading
✓ Optional Math Homework
✓ Homework
✓ Grading
✓ Missing Assignments
✓ Late Assignments
✓ Technology
✓ Expectations for Behavior
✓ Behavior Clip Chart
✓ Behavior Card Chart
✓ Rewards
✓ Background Clearance
✓ Field Trip
✓ Volunteer Opportunities
✓ Absences
✓ Supplies
✓ What Parents can do
✓ Questions
Editable Word Doc & PPT: Parent Volunteer Sign-up Sheet
Editable Word Doc & PDF: Parent Sign-In Sheet

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Clip art and background cannot be edited.

Happy Teaching!
Sally

You may also be interested in the Birthday Certificates and Brag Tags for Students
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Behavior Calendars 2017-2018 & Templates (Editable) for Classroom Management

Behavior Calendars 2017-2018 & Templates (Editable) for Classroom Management

 

This set contains EDITABLE calendars for the 2017-2018 school year (August 2017-July 2018) AND templates for future years! Each calendar has editable behavior codes, a place to enter your e-mail address, and label the day if needed. The calendars are in color, black and white, and with regular font. The calendars show Monday-Friday only so it does not confuse the students with weekends.

You might be interested in Editable Behavior Clip Chart, Calendars, Awards, & Trackers for Classroom Management BUNDLE

The behavior calendar provides daily behavior documentation and opens communication with parents. I have my students color in the behavior earned for the day in the square at the end of the day.

Included In This Resource:
✓ Monthly PDF Calendar (3 Choices)
✓ Monthly Editable PPT Calendar (4 Choices)
Editable PPT Calendar Templates for Future Years!
✓ Parent Communication Sheet
✓ Behavior Class Tracker

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Clip art (theme for each month) and tables cannot be edited.

Happy Teaching!
Sally

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Behavior Clip Chart (Editable) for Classroom Management 1

Behavior Clip Chart (Editable) for Classroom Management

This set contains EDITABLE behavior clip charts to change the behavior terms. There are 7 background choices to go with most classroom themes. Also, there are full and half page choices to meet your classroom needs. The “Ready To Learn” has a 2 page option. Also included are examples, award certificates (in color and black & white), award bracelets in color, parent introduction letter, parent contact form, and a behavior class tracker. A clip chart is a fantastic way to positively promote and manage student behavior in the classroom.

You might be interested in Editable Behavior Clip Chart, Calendars, Awards, & Trackers-Classroom Management BUNDLE
You may also be interested in the uneditable Behavior Clip Chart

Included In This Resource (Saved in the standard resolution of 300 pixels):
✓ How I Use This Resource
✓ Examples
Editable Parent Letter Home
Editable Chevron Behavior Clip Chart
Editable Star Behavior Clip Chart
Editable Mini Polka-Dot Behavior Clip Chart
Editable Mini-Chevron Behavior Clip Chart
Editable Foil Behavior Clip Chart
Editable Water Colors Behavior Clip Chart
Editable Raindrop Behavior Clip Chart
✓ Award Certificates in Color
✓ Award Certificates in Black and White
✓ Award Bracelets in Color
✓ Parent Contact Form
✓ Behavior Tracker
✓ Parent Communication Log
*There is a 600 pixel for the resolution available for download on Dropbox. The information is in the “How I Use This Resource” page.

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Clip art and backgrounds cannot be edited.

Happy Teaching!
Sally

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Classroom Job Chart/Cards with Headers & Descriptions (Editable Template)

Classroom Job Chart/Cards with Headers & Descriptions (Editable Template)

Students will take ownership in the classroom with jobs. It’s a great way for you to manage your students’ responsibilities. There are 96 choices of student job titles. You can use the job cards as a clip chart, on library pockets, or add magnetic tape.

There are black and white versions to save on ink. There are editable templates to create your own job and change the wording on a current job. See the editable version.

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT
Clip art and background cannot be edited.

Included in the Mini-Polka Dot Job Chart resource:
✓ Examples
✓ Class Jobs Title (4 Options)
✓ Color Job Header Cards (96 Job Choices)
✓ Black and White Job Header Cards (96 Job Choices)
✓ Color Job Header with Description Cards (96 Job Choices)
✓ Black and White Job Header with Description Cards (96 Job Choices)
✓ Blank Templates
✓ Job Application (2 Choices)
✓ Job Tracker (2 Choices)
Editable Job Header and with Description Card Templates
✓ Fillable Job Application (2 Options)
Editable Job Tracker (2 Options)

Happy Teaching!
Sally

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Superhero Theme Behavior Calendars 2017-2018 (Editable) for Classroom Management

Superhero Theme Behavior Calendars 2017-2018 (Editable) for Classroom Management

 

This set contains EDITABLE calendars for the 2017-2018 school year (August 2017-July 2018) AND templates for future years! Each calendar has editable behavior codes, a place to enter your e-mail address, and label the day if needed. The calendars are in color, black and white, and with regular font. The calendars show Monday-Friday only so it does not confuse the students with weekends.

The behavior calendar provides daily behavior documentation and opens communication with parents. I have my students color in the behavior earned for the day in the square at the end of the day.

Some teachers like the monthly calendar and others prefer to hand out a new calendar on a Monday instead of mid-week. Choose between the monthly calendar or a monthly calendar that is Monday – Friday.

Included In This Resource:
✓ Mon-Fri PDF Calendar
✓ Monthly PDF Calendar (3 Choices)
✓ Mon-Fri Editable PPT Calendar
✓ Monthly Editable PPT Calendar (4 Choices)
Editable PPT Calendar Templates for future years!
✓ Parent Communication Sheet
✓ Behavior Class Tracker

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Clip art and tables cannot be edited.

Happy Teaching!
Sally

You may also be interest in these classroom management products:
Superhero Classroom Money with Math Facts on the Back Side
Superhero Class Jobs with Headers and Descriptions (Editable)
Superhero Classroom Economy (Editable) BUNDLE
Classroom Money with Math Facts on the Back Side with Editable Portions
Class Jobs with Headers and Descriptions – Mini-Polka Dot (Editable)
Classroom Economy (Editable) BUNDLE
Coupon Reward Tickets
Behavior Management (Editable) Monthly Trackers
Mini-Polka Dot Behavior Management (Editable) Chart
Behavior Management Bundle
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) Monthly Trackers
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) Chart
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) BUNDLE
Individual Student Behavior Tracker (Editable) for Classroom Management

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Classroom Reward (Incentives) Cash/Bucks with Math Facts-You Can Label the Money

Classroom Cash!

A unique idea for your classroom money! Many students inevitably fidget with things in the classroom. Why not give them math facts and examples to review at the same time? Implement an original classroom economy so that your students can learn while they earn!

There are black and white versions to save on ink. Also, you can label the back of your money with the template! See the editable version.

Included in this resource:
✓ $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 Class Cash in Color
✓ $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 Class Cash Black and White
✓ Math examples and facts for back side of cash (22 Pages for differentiation)
✓ Classroom Pay and Deductions Scale/Classroom Store
✓ Label your money Editable template with tips
✓ Wallet
✓ Reward Coupons with Editable Template included as a bonus!

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT
Clip art and background cannot be edited.

Included math examples are addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts, place value (standard form, word form, short word form, expanded form, expanded notation, digit value, rounding, and decimal expanded form,), and scientific notation. With the different grade level math examples, you can differentiate for a diverse class or use the math examples specific to your grade.

I use the class money for job payment and positive reinforcement. The kiddos love it when I give money for exemplary behavior. And it will set a positive tone in the classroom. Students will take ownership in the classroom. Every minute in the classroom counts!

Happy Teaching!
Sally

You may also be interest in these classroom management products:
Superhero Classroom Money with Math Facts on the Back Side
Superhero Class Jobs with Headers and Descriptions (Editable)
Superhero Classroom Economy (Editable) BUNDLE
Classroom Money with Math Facts on the Back Side with Editable Portions
Class Jobs with Headers and Descriptions – Mini-Polka Dot (Editable)
Classroom Economy (Editable) BUNDLE
Coupon Reward Tickets
Behavior Management (Editable) Monthly Trackers
Mini-Polka Dot Behavior Management (Editable) Chart
Behavior Management Bundle
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) Monthly Trackers
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) Chart
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) BUNDLE
Individual Student Behavior Tracker (Editable) for Classroom Management

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Editable Behavior Clip Charts, Calendars, & Trackers-Classroom Management BUNDLE

Editable Bundle

This bundle contains EDITABLE behavior clip charts, 2017-2018 calendars, and student trackers. And uneditable award certificates, brag bracelets, parent communication logs, and more! These are fantastic ways to positively promote and manage student behavior in the classroom.

**Editable Behavior Clip Chart**
Included In This Resource (Saved in the standard resolution of 300 pixels):

This set contains EDITABLE behavior clip charts to change the behavior terms. There are 7 background choices to go with most classroom themes. Also, there are full and half page choices to meet your classroom needs. The “Ready To Learn” has a 2 page option. Also included are examples, award certificates (in color and black & white), award bracelets in color, parent introduction letter, parent contact form, and a behavior class tracker.
Included in this Resource:
✓ How I Use This Resource
✓ Examples
Editable Parent Letter Home
Editable Chevron Behavior Clip Chart
Editable Star Behavior Clip Chart
Editable Mini Polka-Dot Behavior Clip Chart
Editable Mini-Chevron Behavior Clip Chart
Editable Foil Behavior Clip Chart
Editable Water Colors Behavior Clip Chart
Editable Raindrop Behavior Clip Chart
✓ Award Certificates in Color
✓ Award Certificates in Black and White
✓ Award Bracelets in Color
✓ Parent Contact Form
✓ Behavior Tracker
✓ Parent Communication Log
*There will be a link to download from Dropbox in the zip folder because this bundle is too big to upload!
*There is also a 600 pixel for the resolution available for download on Dropbox. The information is in the “How I Use This Resource” page.
You may also be interested in the uneditable Behavior Clip Chart

**Behavior Management (Editable) Monthly Trackers**
This set contains EDITABLE calendars for the 2017-2018 school year (August 2017-July 2018) AND templates for future years! Each calendar has editable behavior codes, a place to enter your e-mail address, and label the day if needed. The calendars are in color, black and white, and with regular font. The calendars show Monday-Friday only so it does not confuse the students with weekends.
The behavior calendar provides daily behavior documentation and opens communication with parents. I have my students color in the behavior earned for the day in the square at the end of the day.
Included In This Resource:
✓ Monthly PDF Calendar (3 Choices)
✓ Monthly Editable PPT Calendar (4 Choices)
Editable PPT Calendar Templates for Future Years!
✓ Parent Communication Sheet
✓ Behavior Class Tracker

**Individual Student Behavior Tracker (Editable) for Classroom Management**
This tracker allows a student to set behavior or task goals each day. It is editable to enter the goals/tasks and change them as needed. There are 6 choices of half page with 5 goals/tasks focus or one full page by schedule. The reward or incentive can be typed underneath the tracking box. I’ve also included goal/task ideas to copy and paste.
Included in this Resource:
✓ Examples
✓ How I use This Resource
✓ 6 Half Pages Editable Goal/Task Tracker
✓ 1 Full Page Editable Tracker by Schedule
✓ Behavior Book Cover/Back Page
✓ 4 Choices of Pages for Behavior Notebook
I’ve also included the behavior book which can be used simultaneously. I suggest to use the behavior book for extreme or serious behavior incidents. I try not to overuse the behavior book.

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT
Clip art, background, and tables cannot be edited.

Happy Teaching!
Sally

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