Second Grade Nest: Taming the Wild & Now Teach!- Teacher Week '13

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Taming the Wild & Now Teach!- Teacher Week '13

I'm combining Wednesday and Thursday at Teacher Week, which means today's post covers BOTH organization and classroom management!!


Here is my new word work center!
It doesn't look too exciting yet, but I'll be adding puffy tissue paper poms hanging under to spruce it up a little bit.

Organizing your classroom library!!
Free book bins!

These are Really Good Stuff mailboxes for kids, but they are absolutely perfect for construction paper.

My lesson organizer!! Each day has centers/copies for that day.

Monthly binders to hold onto all papers you used for that month! This is a gem for planning.

O.W.L. Binders to keep your kids organized, too!!!
[Keep your eyes open next week! I'm posting BRAND NEW OWL Binder papers!!]


Bird cage management.
Colors match class tables.
Each time that specific table does something noteworthy, add a colored pom pom!!

Clip charts are the bomb!! Seriously, giving a chance to come back after a rough morning is a great gift to give them. Builds a positive community.

Can't forget about the techy behavior management tool!!
-Class Dojo-

Working together to earn class points- this is through specials behaviors, lunch behaviors, and hallway behaviors.

I linked up with BlogHoppin' for Teacher Week.
Come back tomorrow for Tips and Tricks!


On another note- Huge announcement!
Excited to reveal that Primary Chalkboard is up and running. Check it out.



And a chance to win...
$50 to Erin Condren
$50 to TPT
OR a massive bundle of 1st/2nd grade products! 


  1. Hi, I just found your blog from the "hop" - you have a new follower! :) I love your purple and green theme here, so cute. I also love everything owly you show here and the birdcages! I switched from Busy Bees (for over 10 years) to Wise Owls last year and I love it. :) Have a great year in first grade! First grade is an awesome place to be!

    Lindsey at Forever First Grade

  2. Wow! You have a lot going on. I like the bird cages. Very Cute. I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing.

    The Very Busy Classroom

  3. *ohmygosh* where did you find those little bird cages?! I was looking for a fun place to put my group points {besides buckets} and those are too stinkin' cute!!!

    Fun With Firsties

  4. I love Class Dojo, too! I started using it last year and I can't imagine not having it now!!

    Bitty Bilinguals

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