First Week Back and a FREEBIE!

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

My first week back was very busy and exhausting!  This year I am teaching Special Education Language Arts, Learning Strategies and Facilitating in several other classes.  Good thing I have a good pair of Reeboks!  :)

So after this busy first week, I have been working on ways to stay organized.  One thing I came up with is this homework organizer.  (the menu options for practicing spelling is glued into the homework folders.)

My Language Arts students are required to have spelling words, a reading log and a short writing assignment to do each week.  On one side of the paper is the organizer and on the other is my newsletter.  

I have decided to share the organizer here as a FREEBIE because I am hoping that other teachers will share their organizational tools too!  I certainly can use all the help in the organizational department as possible.  :)

Click HERE to access this on Teachers Pay Teachers


HERE  to access this on Google Docs.

It is in Word and therefore fully editable.

Thanks & Enjoy!  

(Please leave your organizational comments below...thanks!!)

FREEBIE - A parent guide to success

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Well it's finally time for this teacher to go back to school - today begins pre-planning!  I've been putting some things together in advance (of course) and I have a freebie to share.

I have seen some pretty good parent guides to success on Pinterest recently.  However, the population that I serve would prefer "quick information" so I decided to make my own version with the idea of trying to just hit the main ideas as succinctly as possible. 

HERE  to access this on Teachers Pay Teachers.

P.S. - It's in Word so you can edit it to suit your needs.  :)

Behavior Management in Middle School FREEBIE!

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This week I am sharing a nifty little behavior system that works in Middle School and I suspect would work for many a 5th (or maybe 4th?) grade class too.

I call it "Discipline Cards".  

Each student is given 6 cards (all printed on the same piece of paper) at the start of the week, month or marking period (you decide how long they should keep the same set.)  

When a poor choice is made, a card is cut from the sheet.  The first card says "Warning" and once it is cut, the teacher flips it over, writes the student's name and the infraction and then files it away for future reference.  

On the positive side, at the end of the week, students who have all 6 cards are on level 4 and have earned a level 4 privilege/reward.  There is also a level 3, 2, and 1.  I have included a list of all 4 levels and possible privileges/rewards that could be offered for each level.  I actually had the students suggest what the privileges should be for each level.  (This matches up nicely with Marzano too...)

If a student loses all of his/her cards, they immediately drop to level 1 and have to wait until the next set of new cards comes out to earn better privileges/rewards.

At the end of the pre-determined time for this set of cards (I start out with a month at a time), the teacher collects the cards, maybe offers some kind of really great privilege for anyone who has all 6 cards (to make everyone want to keep all 6 cards for the next time), files them and hands out a new sheet of 6 new cards on a new colored piece of paper.  (to help prevent counterfeits)

You can get your FREE, editable files by clicking HERE for Teachers Pay Teachers 


HERE for Google Docs

Thanks & Enjoy!!

BONUS:  I also added a sample "Alternate Assignment".  :)