Top 10 Classroom Organization Tips
Being well-organized will help save you precious time and energy. Here are our Top 10 creative organizational tips from veteran teachers that will help you build an efficient classroom. New teachers, still determining the most effective methods in the classroom, will find this resource particularly valuable.
Teach your class an attention code.
I say "Hey" in a sing-song voice and the class responds with "Ho." This code alerts the children that
they need to stop whatever they are doing and immediately look in my
direction. This is useful in the classroom when the students are working
in centers and I need their attention. If we are on the playground, my
class is quickly distinguished from the others by this code.
Delhi Elementary School
Grade Levels: 3-5
Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month
May is Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month! Don't overlook this opportunity to study and enjoy activities about the history and culture of Asian-Pacific American communities.
The recent rash of tornadoes in Oklahoma, which killed at least two dozen people, may have your students wondering why such natural disasters occur, how they may be affected by them, and what they can do to help. Use these resources to teach the geography of Oklahoma and the Southwestern United States, to explain tornadoes, and to discuss the resulting crises with your class.
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Explore our most popular Top 10 galleries, from Top 10 Behavior Management Tips for the Classroom and Top 10 Classroom Organization Tips from Veteran Teachers to Top 10 Free (& Cheap) Rewards for Students and Top 10 Things Every Teacher Needs in the Classroom. We'll help you get organized and prepared for every classroom situation, holiday, and more! Check out all of our galleries today.
May Calendar of Events
May is full of holidays and events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Backyard Games Week (5/23-29) and Memorial Day (5/27). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Clean Air Month, and Physical Fitness & Sports Month all May long!
Common Core Lessons & Resources
Is your school district adopting the Common Core? Work these new standards into your curriculum with our reading, writing, speaking, social studies, and math lessons and activities. Each piece of content incorporates the Common Core State Standards into the activity or lesson.