Fresh Ideas for 2015 plus a GIVEAWAY {Mrs. Dailey's Classrom}

It certainly seems like the year is in full swing in my classroom! I hope you feel the same way!
For the rest of the month, here at The Elementary Entourage, we'll be offering you fresh ideas for 2015. These are tips, helpful hints, or any useful advice we think will spruce up your classrooms and engage your students!

Now that it's the start to a new year, I am talking to my students about non-negotiable behaviors in our second grade classroom. This is to keep them on-track, learning, and ready for third grade.

I found this anchor chart {and I love a good anchor chart!} that I'll be making this week to focus on how to behavior in the classroom group setting.

Another classroom goal we're going to set this week is having clean sparkling desks, inside and out! We can do this! I found these desk check cards, which I will use in the beginning to excite the students and get this so fresh and so clean train movin'!


I also want to use more kinesthetic transitioning in my classroom to help my students take a brain break and get their wiggles out! Who doesn't need that from time to time?

I really like this roll a brain break resource because my second graders love working with the dice!
Last but not least, we're hosting a giveaway until the end of the month! What's the prize you ask?! A scotch thermal laminator with 100 extra lamination sheets! I use this ALL of the time and love it! When I bought it, I didn't know how well it would work; let me tell you, it's a gem and great in a pinch!




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18 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing Roll Some Brain Breaks! It is so important to keep kids moving and learning.

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    1. You're welcome and thanks for stopping by to visit! My class will be starting this tomorrow! :)
      Melissa from Mrs. Dailey's Classroom

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  2. Oh this is so exciting! I'd love this! I travel and this would make it so much easier to determine where materials belong!

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  4. This is a great giveaway!! Thanks
    karen
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  5. Whoa, this came at the perfect time for my class and I, since I feel strongly about respectful behavior with "no excuses" now. Thank you! I will also be making this anchor chart. I love the desk notices, too, yea! I have been thinking and thinking about getting my own laminator. Would LOVE to win this. Thanks again!, kathy. ThePaperPumpkin@aol.com

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    1. You're welcome, Kathy! I am glad these resources will be of some help to you! I can't wait to implement them in my classroom this week! Thanks for stopping by!
      Melissa from Mrs. Dailey's Classroom

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  6. Perfect!! My laminator just died! I've been contemplating buying a new one! It would be perfect timing! I could use it on laminating your brain break....Great idea!

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    1. Oh, no! I'm sorry to hear that about your laminator! I'm glad you stopped by to enter the giveaway!! :)
      Melissa from Mrs. Dailey's Classroom

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  7. I love your brain breaks! Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

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  8. I loved the desk cards and brain break resources. Thanks for sharing and hosting a wonderful giveaway!

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  9. Hi, I use the brain break sheet all the time & we love it. I would LOVE to win the laminator. This would be perfect for making math games, guided reading activities, and anchor chart. The possibilities are endless!! Thanks so much for your consideration, Jana

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  10. The laminator would be great to win. Thanks so much for this giveaway.

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  11. Love that anchor chart, and those brain breaks are great! I'm going to have to snag those! Thanks for sharing such great ideas! :)

    For a Love of Teaching

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