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Thrifty Thursday- 8th Edition


Thrifty Thursday

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:

  1. Toilet paper rolls make for great microphones for students to present their final drafts of written work to the class
  2. Use cardboard boxes cut into basic shapes + velcro = homemade puzzles to review content!
  3. No time or money to laminate or buy page protectors? Stick worksheets in a ziplock bag and use a whiteboard marker!
  4. Moving boxes make great “reading caves!”
  5. Build up your classroom library by partnering with another teacher- swap books weekly/monthly
  6. Pool noodles make for great geometry lessons, flexible seating options, and center manipulatives
  7. Place student desk name tags on the front of the desks facing outwards so students don’t mess them up while working
  8. Post on social media asking neighbors and friends for item donations they are already parting with to cozy up your class
  9. Umbrellas make great personal reading shacks in or out of the classroom
  10. Recycle old and damaged books by turning the pages into bookmarks

(*note: these posts are sent out via BUFFER so they follow Twitter’s rules for word count and I had to get creative!)

Stay tuned for the next edition coming out in a few weeks!

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About the author, Gretchen

I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.