I’m really excited to share this new product with you because teaching social-emotional skills doesn’t have to be difficult! With Tab Books, students’ drawings, writing, and graphic organizers come together to create a customized book they can be proud of and use a reference whenever they need reminders! Great on their own or as part of an Interactive Notebook, Tab Books are a tried and true way to get your students excited about learning! I have my students for 30 minutes sessions and they usually take 2-3 sessions to complete.
This book is especially great as part of a PBIS “bootcamp” or just at the beginnings of the year to discuss school expectations because it helps students learn about rules in different locations throughout the school setting.
The best part? Print and go. No fancy supplies or prep needed!
I have lots of other tab books and am planning to add more in the future, so check back often for new ones! Any topics you’d like to see? Leave them in the comments!
If you follow along often, you’ll know that I love highlighting some of the great school counseling-related products available on TeachersPayTeachers. Some of the time, it’s bit selfishly motivated because if I write about it for all of you, I’m much better at remembering later that the particular resource exists, so I don’t have to go recreate the wheel when it’s already saved somewhere on my computer or hiding under a pile of IEPs! The other reason is because there are so many amazing teacher-authors out there sharing their classroom tested activities, games, and tips on TeachersPayTeachers and I want every time-crunched, exhausted, creativity-craving school employee out there to see all the great stuff they can get with just the click of a mouse!
Today, I wanted to show you a great packet put together by Clever Classroom that contains TONS of unique attention-getters. I’ve realized that more and more of my groups seemed to be filled with kids who struggle with focus and remaining on-task and I keep meaning to use something like this to keep us where we need to be.
They have a bunch of verbal attention getters:
and nonverbal ones too!
and the best part is that this guide is free! Just head over to her store and pick it up here. Awesome resource! I might even put up a copy in our faculty lounge….hmmm!
Do you have any that work well for your groups or classroom?
As I’m getting ready for the school year, I’m always look for quick, inexpensive ways to add a little pizzaz to my office for the year. One of the ways I LOVE to do this is by using spray paint. There’s just something about spending $3 and having a massive transformation done in less than 10 minutes! I’ve scoured the internet and put together a huge list of things you can remodel with spray paint for your classroom. Please add your own in the comments!!
– Spray Paint Chairs
If you’re like me, you somehow ended up with 4 mismatching chairs because you don’t have a “real class” since you only see kids in groups of 3-6. Not for long!
– Storage Drawers. I have a pink one (which was the only color available at the time), which doesn’t exactly scream gender-neutral to a clientele of mostly boys…I’m going to have to get on this!
– File Cabinets. Goodbye beige, hello happiness!
- Classy Alphabet Letters. I know several students who would love these!
– Adorable Garbage Cans
– Library Sticks (or hall passes, or lunch tickets, etc.)
– Plastic Dollar Store Baskets
– Cookie Sheet Magnetic Activities
– Clothes Pins
All right, let’s hear it! How else do you use spray paint to jazz up your office or classroom?