5 on the 5th

I see so many great ideas out there in blogland that I think are genius, use in my classroom, and want to share.  So, I'm introducing:

I've been wanting to start a series like this for awhile.  However, I wanted to figure out a way to make it work but I know I can't make a weekly commitment.  Way too much going on in my real life for that!  I can handle monthly, though.  I think.

It's even got its own Pinterest Board.  Ooooh.  I know, right?  You can follow it here.

I know I already blogged about this, but it deserves a second look.  Stephanie at 3rd Grade Thoughts shared a tutorial for turning your posters into mini posters for your kiddos to have on hand at their desks.  So smart!

Those posters ⤵    became these ⤹mini posters.

This next bit of bloggy genius helped me address my name tag OCD.  See, I like the kids to have name tags, I just can't handle how the name tags look after five minutes in elementary school.  So Angie over at Timeouts and Tootsie Rolls rocked my world with this:

A dry erase marker removes paint pen?  Crazy!!!

Mel at Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations is having a great linky party for Elf on the Shelf fans.  Our elf will be showing up this Monday, and I can't wait!

Lisa at Fourth and Ten shared a tip for encouraging kiddos to be on their best behavior at specials.  A great positive encouragement situation to address the disconnect that can occur between their behavior in the classroom and with their specials teachers.

And finally, iintegratetechnology blogged about this fun cursive writing app over at Technology Tailgate.  I want it.  I begged our school's tech diva for it, so cross your fingers!

Thanks for the great ideas, ladies!


  1. Thanks for the shout out! I am your newest follower! Mel D

  2. What a great series! You should make it a linky party if you like. ;)


  3. I am so glad to hear someone is as obsessed with that printing trick as I am ;) Thanks so much for the shout-out, my friend, and have a great end to your week!

    3rd Grade Thoughts

  4. Shut the front door about those sharpies! I am so excited I don't even know what to do with myself. Nasty, ugly, dirty name tag problem solved.

  5. #2 and #3 are my favorites! So excited to check those out! Have a great weekend!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe