Lauren Pollock
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Superhero writing area

Classroom Environment Superhero capes on back of chair ( Great Idea for the first row of seating for program attendance)

Quiet critters: In times of quite needed, pass out quiet critters. Take away from those caught talking. At the end of the activity, anyone who still has a quiet critter gets a prize, point, or whatever system used.

Basically, you make the quiet critters with a pom-pom, heart-shaped foam piece (for the feet) and mini wiggle eyes. I tell my students that my "quiet critters" need a friend to take care of them, but they only can survive/like QUIET friends.

Literacy help: Alan Peat story bags - How to develop story writing and literacy skills in younger children.

Early on in my teaching career I was introduced to Alan Peat's idea of using story bags to help children write stories. A brilliant idea that really works.

Finger Gym challenge area - transporting pom poms with 3 different tools.

Finger Gym challenge area - transporting pom poms with 3 different tools - fine motor training

The Key to Being a Good Friend - great bulletin board idea for the beginning of the year!

"The Key to Being a Good Friend" Great elementary lesson + bulletin board idea = killing 2 birds with 1 stone www. by evelyn

Behavior management rocket featured in our classroom this year!

Behavior management rocket featured in our classroom this year! Cool idea, or I was thinking top layer: in the stars, then floating by (asteroid or something), then black hole. Maybe too harsh.