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Monday, August 20, 2012

Must Have Monday

It's Teacher Week!
Today was my first official day "back on the job," and my brain is in overload!  I hope you all are having a great beginning of your year either with your staff or with your new kiddos!

My teaching must-haves...
I love my toy microphones.  We use these for Share Chair, guided reading, and our SuperKid News Reports.  The kids LOVE talking into these, and I'll admit, I love talking in them, too.  ;)

This is one of my favorite "attention getters."  I blow my train whistle twice, and the students cheer "ALL ABOARD!"
I think that business card magnets are the best adhesive magnets!  They are always pretty strong, and the stickiness actually works.  I also love them because they're easy to cut in different ways.  I buy mine from good 'ole Amazon.

And I just can't get rid of my ginormous ghetto stereo circa 1992.  Even though our computers play through the ceiling speakers, I love that my kids can be trained to work the stereo during the first week of school.  I count on them to start the clean-up song for the entire year!  (I use the instrumental version of "We Will Rock You.")  Transitioning to clean-up time is so incredibly easy... the song starts and the kids get movin'!

Hop on over and browse lots more must haves!

I'd love to hear all of your favorites, too!

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