Friday, August 1, 2014

5 for Friday- August 1st

It's that time again to get organized for back to school. Why not be cute and organized at the same time?! We found this adorable way to color code crayons or even just to organized supplies at the students tables or centers. All you need is scrapbook paper, cans or cups, and a board! For full DIY instructions check out

 We found this adorable math counting sticks from Math Maniac on Pinterest. These would be perfect for math centers or interventions for students that need more repetition with their numbers! So easy! One trip to the craft store and you have some great math manipulatives!

With all the hustle and bustle of back to school you can't forget your coworkers! This is a cute idea to welcome back your coworkers to a brand new year. A fun colorful notepad, some sharpies, and sticky notes make an ideal gift. What teacher wouldn't want a little something special to start the year off?! The Fourth and Ten Blog also has free labels to tie on top!

Another DIY project to create some cheap yet very handy seats! These crates are transformed into seats for reading areas, centers, and work stations. Not only are they seats, but they can store supplies inside of them as well! Check out Ms. Third Grade's Blog for more directions. We are going to be adding some of these to our reading area!

Are you tired of buying prizes for a treasure box??? Try this new rewards system! Instead of students choosing from a treasure box, the students will choose from 18 different reward cards. The cards have different activities ensuring there is a reward for every student. Some examples include working with no shoes for the day, sitting at the teachers desk, computer or IPAD time, and even as simple as telling a joke to the class. Give these cards a try!! Click on the picture below.
Have a great weekend!

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  1. I have all new teachers (6) in my team this year - I love the idea of giving them welcome back to school gifts!
    Growing Little Learners

  2. I love the Math Counting Sticks! I will be making some this week!!! :)