5 on the 5th

It's the fifth, which can only mean one thing on this blog.  It's time for . . .

If you're new around here, these posts show off the heart of teaching blogs-the sharing of really great ideas.  Five on the Fifth even has its very own Pinterest board.  You can follow it here.

I love having kids art or work in the hallway.  This is not the same as loving hanging their work in the hallway.  Adventures in Third Grade shared a smart and cute solution.  Now why didn't I think of this?

This week my kids needed this.  I needed this.  Let's be honest, I probably needed to bath in this.  Hop on over to Mrs. Bartel's School Family and read about Cranky Cream.

Built in white boards?????? Crazy smart.  Visit Melissa at Fashion Craze Learning Daze to read about them and how well they held up this school year.

We have PAWS binders.  Other schools have MOOSE binders.  The Polka Dotted Teacher has a DOT Binder.  If you don't have a system, hop on over to read about her student organizers.  This summer would be the perfect time to get your ideas in order!

And this last idea is an entire linky devoted to my very favorite subject in the world: Organization.  Sigh.  Thank you to Kristen from Ladybug's Teacher Files and Elizabeth from Fun in Room 4B for organizing this gold mine.

And now it's a weekly linky.  Seriously???????  

Heaven if you're an OCD gal like me.

Now, if you're in a pinning mood, be kind and pin either from the 5 on the 5th board or directly from these ladies' sites so they can get the credit they deserve!


  1. Cranky cream - how clever. I've got boo boo lotion, but I think I need to add cranky cream to the mix. Thanks!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. I love all of these ideas! This year to hang up work I did clothes pins with polka dots on the front of them, but this way seems so much easier! I've needed a little of the cranky cream myself..haha...I love it! I have confidence pills (mints) but I've never seen this. Thanks for sharing!
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

  3. 1 question? Is the cranky cream for the students...or the TEACHERS??! Sorry, I couldn't resist :) I want my own bottle!
    Great ideas- I'm following the board now. Thanks again, Megan!
    Creating a Thoughtful Classroom

  4. Thank you Megan for featuring my D.O.T. Book! :)

    The Polka-dotted Teacher

  5. WOW! Thanks so much for sharing! I am honored that you thought cranky cream a good idea.

    Mrs. Bartel’s School Family

  6. Thanks for featuring my tables Megan, they have worked amazingly well this year. I don't think I could live without them now! :)

    Fashion Craze Learning Days