Teachers, getting ready for Back to School? 11 Ready to Go Activities for Grade 5-8 | Discussion cards, ice breakers, class competitions, and get to know you activities will help to plan your first week back and establish a classroom community.
"Open/Closed" signs. Last year I realized that it is so much easier to post when I am open to check work or for random stories or if the kids just need to go back to their seats. I had a magnetic board behind my desk and I would stick up the correct sign when needed. These I'm sure would help with behavior management.
Absent Work Folder - Finally, an absent work system that works (in conjunction with my classroom website). I can honestly say this is an area I've struggled with from the get-go.I've tried numerous systems and none have worked until this one. This folder has six pockets - one for each period. They are clearly labeled. If a student isn't in class to get their work, I write their name at the top and put it in the correct folder. It is their job to get the late work and make up any missed work.