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Friday, August 21, 2015

Five Freebies for Friday - Classroom Procedures


As a sub, I have had the pleasure of being in many different classrooms. It is always a treat to enter a classroom with well-established procedures and routines. In my experience, a class that is organized runs more like a machine and this makes my day less hectic!
Here are some FREE ideas from some amazing teacher-authors that will help you get your class up and running!



I love this mini poster made by Proud to be Primary.  It is a great reminder of the expectations for a good listener. I have seen posters similar to this in different classrooms I have been in and I love being able to say "Give me 5" and know that the students will understand what I am looking for. 




If you are lucky enough to have iPads in your classroom, you MUST check out these posters made by Mrs. Beattie's Classroom. Unfortunately, you can't expect your students to know how to properly care for technology in the classroom. These posters are a great visual reminder throughout the year for those who need it!




I love these labels made by Ship Shape First Grade. This classroom supply procedure is simple enough and it works really well! I thought these were great because they will match any classroom decor.




Here is a very useful freebie from PreKinders.com. I like using this technique to dismiss students from the carpet but, is it just me or does anyone else draw a blank when deciding "what" to dismiss by? I always resort to "if you're wearing..." but that gets boring very quickly! I also like to use current curriculum topics to dismiss students. For example, "give me a word that rhymes with ....?".




"How to use glue" seems like a easy enough procedure but, save yourself the stress of unclogging glue bottles by explicitly teaching this skill. Check out this awesome freebie from Math Coach's Corner.


Thank you for reading! I hope you have found something useful for your classroom.

Have a great weekend,
Ms. Makinson


Friday, August 14, 2015

Five Freebies for Friday - Back to School


I am BACK! After a few weeks off, I am excited to start up this series again. I hope that you find something you can use in your classroom. Be sure to check out all the other great things these creators have to offer! :)



This is a must have freebie from Stomping Through First! Get to know your students' reading preferences by having them fill out these surveys during the first week of school. These three pages were designed with emergent readers in mind!




Check out these super cute printables from Amanda Parker and Family. These are perfect for back to school or a "meet the teacher" night. What a fantastic freebie!





I absolutely love this activity made by Ashley from Just Reed. This is a really neat way for you and your class to get to know each other.
Also, take a look at Ashley's Teachers Pay Teachers store!




MUST. STAY. ORGANIZED! Check out these cute binder covers made by Maria from Kinder Craze
Maria's Teachers Pay Teachers Store has loads of great ideas so be sure to check it out.





Here is a fantastic activity from Mrs. Gilchrist's Class for the first week of school. 
Make sure to take a look at Cindy's blog to see how she used this activity with her class and many other of her great ideas!


 Thank you for reading! I hope you have a great weekend.

-Ms. Makinson