I use posters as a classroom management tool for primary grades. The pictures and words help to build literacy, and remind students of expectation when they are not readers yet.
"Using the Bathroom" Sign
The students use sign language to ask to use the bathroom. It is silent I can nod and continue teaching or working with small groups without interruption.
Part of the sign is covered up because I went from a classroom where we had our own bathroom to having to use the “big kids” bathroom.This changed the expectation.
"Using the Water Fountain" poster
I use DRA (developmental reading assessment) levels to allow students to choose their “Just Right Books”. They are able to choose from the bucket at their level when they choose shopping during Daily 5.
DRA Just Right Books Tubs
I also have the students choose a few “Free Choice” books by genre. Here is how I organize these books.
Free choice books
I use pictures and words to show the students the genres, I change out the buckets every quarter with new genres. I have 8 different genres out at one time.
I use Velcro to stick each label on.
How I label The DRA level on books
The easiest way to organize my guided math games is to put them in magazine holders by standard and quarter.
- I use shipping labels to label each holder with the power standard and quarter
Inside each holder I have gallon baggies containing games and activities.
I get many of my games from blogs, TPT, Pinterest, or I make them myself.
I also use Origo games. They focus on subitizing and addition and subtraction strategies.
I organize my math tools in this shelving unit:
Each tub is labeled with its contents for easy access by teacher and students