My Control Center
My Partner Sticks, Dice, and Pick-a-Sticks
My Partner Sticks allow me to put kids into random groups easily. My dice have animal stickers on on them. Each student has an animal sticker on their name tag. These are great for when I'm dismissing students or having students collect materials by just rolling the dice and calling out the animal group. My Pick-a-Stick jar just has student names on them that I pull to answer questions or as a 'fair' way to choose someone for a task.
This is one of my attention signals. I just play a little pattern and it instantly quiets them. I don't have a mallet, but my markers do the trick. It's the perfect size and hangs on the wall using a command hook.
I'll never loose my markers again, as this perfect magnetic caddy holds different sized whiteboard markers, eraser and other response protocols we have introduced yet.
Morning Meeting Greetings and Activities
So this has become one of my favorite spaces in my room because it really helps keep my teaching fresh which helps my students be engaged. It's a win-win!