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 those empty water bottles! (Bathroom passes, science experiments, engagement batons, musical instruments, etc)
- Discount stores like Dollar Tree and Goodwill have plenty of gently used-new items to enhance instruction!
- Create student grouping cards by cutting out individual numbers in large print from newspapers and laminate them
- Check your local home improvement store for free carpet remnants aka NEW classroom rug!
- Used, worn, color drained patio umbrellas make for great classroom library nooks!
- Faded/stained towels and blankets make for great reading carpets and flexible seating options once bleached
- Check the art room for loose items no longer needed. They make great math manipulatives!
- Ditch the microphone for a reader’s or writer’s showcase and use Burger King crowns!
- Pool noodles are great for practicing the distribution property of multiplication on the classroom floor!
- Take some old pots & pans and create a music wall in your classroom for brain breaks. Pencil taps on metal release energy!
(*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!