I am a little late to the Blog Hoppin' party, but better late than never!
Here are some of my quick Time-Savers:
I don't file away my original copies for the week right away. I actually keep them in my "To Copy" file and then I grab them quick if needed. You know like when a student uses four sheets instead of his/her allotted one! I don't have to go back through my files to find the paper, it is just right there.
(for info on the draws, click here)
Teach your students mnemonics to remember things. I love this one above for how to spell "because." If you like the poster, click the image to download for free.
This idea is nothing new, but it works! Just tie a rubber band around the pump of your hand-sanitizer or "hani-tizer" as the kids call it and it limits the amount they can get out in one pump. One of my kiddos called it an "appetizer." LOL
If you want the students to do something right, give them a visual. I even use a visual of how I want the students to lay out the tracers on the paper. Yes, I want them to problem solve but sometimes saving paper outways that!
Learning does not have to be boring! It should be fun and the students should not be at their desks the whole day! Kids need to move.
To make letter writing an authentic experience, I arranged for the Tooth Fairy to write individual letter back to each student! They were beyond thrilled and learned that letter writing has a true purpose. (Letter Writing Unit on TpT)
To see all my Search/Read/Write the Room Centers, click here.
(This center is in my Th Digraph Centers Packet on TpT.)New Ideas:
To see my post on New Ideas, head over to Blog Hoppin' where I am helping to host the linky on 11/14/13!
As always, thanks for taking the time to read my blog! Feel free to pin.