Math Workshop- this teacher explains exactly how she conducts her guided math lessons in her third grade classroom. (extremely informative post that includes a FREEBIE!) and now she also has detailed lesson plans!
Self-Assessment Strategy- students use cards to indicate how they are progressing through the independent practice. This allows the teacher to intervene when necessary and gauge students' understanding of concepts.
Use vinyl transfers to make semi-permanent decals for words you don’t want to have to rewrite everyday. 36 Clever DIY Ways To Decorate Your Classroom. I also like the ribbons window treatment & iron-on fabric letter ideas.