Teacher/parent relationship building

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Kindergarten, Parents, Pre-K.

We have already alluded to some tips for building strong relationships with your students’ parents. A common theme is to make the first outreach a positive and personal one. Today, more shops share their tips for getting parents on your side. Contacting parents for the first time and every time tip from Tales of a Third… Read more »

Back to school – will you survive?

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom, Kindergarten, Pre-K.

Last week we featured some kits to help you survive the zombie apocalypse, -erm sorry, we mean back to school. Here are some more print-ready, everything-you-could-wish-for, bundles for your back to school needs. Back to School Survival Kit from Mrs Cs Classroom This back to school teacher survival kit is not just for teachers, but… Read more »

Tech Tuesday: Interactive notebooks

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Reading, Writing.

Do you use interactive notebooks in class? This post has a few tips from Barnett’s School House on how to use interactive journals effectively. Interactive notebooks are all the rage now and I tried notebook after notebook a few years ago in my classroom, but failed. It turns out it wasn’t me, my students or the… Read more »

Tech Tuesday: Using Animoto to connect with parents

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom, Parents.

Sweet Integrations…With a Taste of Technology knows parent communication is essential for classroom teachers. Your parents will think you are the most amazing teacher when you connect using Animoto. If you aren’t familiar with Animoto, it’s a great free, easy to use, online video slideshow application. You can turn your class photos, video clips and music… Read more »

Quick time savers

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom.

It is the little things that save us the most time. Most of us try to find shortcuts in everyday life to be more efficient. Two Teacher’s Notebook shops found time savers for writing out student names which will save you loads of time in the long haul. My Book Boost saves time by using children’s… Read more »

Classroom newsletters are changing

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Parents.

Using social media in the classroom? Washburn’s Room set out on a journey to introduce 4th graders to Edmodo to create a next-generation classroom newspaper. In the post below, she outlines how the project got started and how she planned to use this exciting new technology in the classroom. The fourth grade team at my… Read more »

Quick tips for encouraging good behavior

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Kindergarten, Pre-K.

Our shopkeepers love sharing quick tips for encouraging students to demonstrate good behavior. Here are a few of our favorites! The 2nd Grade Spot This was a huge hit in my classroom this year! Whenever we had a few extra minutes we would play the compliment game. I would start by giving a thoughtful compliment… Read more »