I recently discovered eighteen25, and if you haven’t, go there now. They have so many cute and crafty ideas. I’ve already bookmarked several crafts I want to make from their website.
My favorites are:
This notebook (or several notebooks) for recording my teacher ideas, anecdotal records on children, conversations with parents, etc.
These “love notes” to write a personal message to each of my new first graders and sneak it into their folders to take home on the first day of school!
This “teacher’s treats” jar for m&ms, skittles, or something small like that. Once in a while I pass those out to children for participation, behavior, games, or just for fun!
But most of the time I save them for emergency chocolate breaks during recess or at the end of an especially difficult day!