Classroom Freebies

Simple Chalk Center

Do your students love to use chalk?  Make sure to tap into that novelty and set up a super fun chalkboard comprehension classroom center!

Grab your free comprehension sentence template and read more about it at Organized Classroom!

See you there!


Tired of the Tattling?

I know I was tired of the constant telling on one another in the classroom, so I had to come up with a solution that was quiet, didn't interrupt my teaching throughout the day, and yet still made sure students felt like they were being heard.

Stop by Organized Classroom and see it for yourself!  {And grab the freebie template while you're there.}


What Is Your Classroom Theme This Year?

   It's that time of year when teachers need to transform their generic classroom into a welcoming space where children will feel special! How will you decorate your classroom this year?

     One of the best ways to do this is by having a classroom theme. 

Classroom theme decorating kit
Which one will you choose? 

     What should the theme be this school year? Make it something different! Great theme ideas include:





    Choosing a great theme is just the beginning! Next, you need to make each of your students feel unique and special. I do this by creating a nametag that is different for each of my students.

  Camping unique nametags

    These tags can be used on chairs, tables, word cards, folders, notebooks, journals, etc. Print them out at the beginning of the year. Make extra copies, they come in handy!

  Flamingo unique classroom them desk plate nametags

         Deskplates can also be personalized and secured to the desks with packaging tape. These can help younger students with their letters and numbers.

  Flamingo name chart 

      Teachers like everything to match. These charts match the theme and are easy to use. Save a copy with your students' names. Place sheets in matching binder.

  frog nametags classroom decorating theme kit   
     These frog nametags can be used on desks, lockers, chairs, folders, etc. Teachers type in the names once and save the file. They can print the cards off as often as needed throughout the school year.

    First impressions are important. Your classroom needs to be inviting from the moment your students first step in the doorway. Pick a theme that will make children excited to be part of your class!

      Try a free theme sample by downloading the binder cover examples above. See how easy it is to edit files and create a classroom where each of your students feel unique and special. How will you decorate your Classroom this year? 

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Editable Homework Newsletter

  Newsletters are a great way to keep that home and school connection strong.  In the past couple of years, I have found a way to make sending those newsletters a whole lot less time consuming.  I have these templates saved on my computer and I fill them out weekly and then just email them to my list of parents.  I thought I would share this little helpful time saver with you.   You can grab them for free.  Enjoy!!! 

Back to School Water Bottle Labels

Put a smile on your students face the moment they walk into your classroom. This water bottle label is a great way to welcome your students on the first day of school.
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Free Library Checkout Printable

What is your favorite classroom library checkout system?

Stop at Organized Classroom to see our list -

and even grab a free printable checkout form to use if you prefer old school!

See you there!


Word Wall Spinners

  I wanted to make our word walls a little more interactive and these spinners were just what they needed.   I simple printed them out and laminated them to put into one of our centers.  If you didn't want to add the arrow you can always use a pencil and paper clip to use as a spinner.  You can grab them here: