Brain Builders Club - bulletin board with task cards for early finishers. Students choose a set of cards to study. Then they take a test and if correct, they earn a Brain Bead. What an awesome idea! Especially for the kids who need extra challenge!
Parent contact index cards sent home first day of school.students bring them back and place in a binder. The Wise & Witty Teacher: Freebies! Take this even further by using the back of the index cards to log all parent contact!
new student packets. the teacher makes 5 extra of everything at the beginning of the school year so that when a new student comes midyear, she has a name tag, beginning of the year info, labels for folders/journals, etc. for the student.