Each week I bring to you helpful tips to become a more effective educator on the Always A Lesson fan page on Facebook. (Give it a quick like by clicking here!) I decided to start grouping my social media posts into a blog post incase you might have missed anything.
Time to get caught up:
- Save paper and tape geometry shapes & dimensions to the floor for students to solve!
- Instead of throwing away sun bleached items this summer, repurpose them as classroom decor, center organizers, etc.
- Snag worn out unitubes after pool season and use as flexible seating in the fall!
- A fun, inexpensive end-of-year project is for students to bring in a worn, light colored shirt. Using felt markers, students summarize their year on the fabric square remnants & sew together for a “Year In Review” blanket bulletin board!
- Can’t laminate an activity for repeated use? Stick it into a Ziplock bag and you’re good to go!
- Students love to have fun practicing their sight words. Collect donations for empty paper towel rolls to use as megaphones for fluency practice.
- Need graph paper? Turn a lined piece of paper sideways and draw vertical lines!
- Running out of funds for flexible seating or rug squares? Outline student work spaces on the floor with painters tape while you wait for community donations.
- Use every interaction with the community as a way to build relationships that develop into volunteers and/or classroom item donations. These two results can transform your learning space if you are willing to reach out and ask for the benefit of your students.
- Snag clean, gently used scarves, hand towels, and pillow cases to use as carpet squares for students’ independent flexible work spaces.
Stay tuned for the next edition coming out in a few weeks!