Table of contents for The organized teacher : a hands-on guide to setting up and running a terrific classroom / by Steve Springer, Brandy Alexander, by Kimberly Persiani-Becker ; illustrated by Steve Springer and Brandy Alexander.


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Foreword                                   ix
Acknowledgments                            xi
School Overview                           xiii
Anatomy of a Teacher                      xiv
Student Overview                           xv
First-Day Checklists   . .. 1
First-Day Room Checklist                    2
First-Day Student Checklist                 5
First-Day Teacher Checklist                 6
Sample Doom Setups ...    ....             9
Primary Classroom Examples
Kindergarten                          10
First and Second Grades               11
Third Through Fifth Grades            13
Classroom management ... 15
Calendar                                   16
Helper Chart                               17
Daily Class Schedule                       18
Door Sign Overview                         19
Hall Passes                                23
School Binder                              25
Student Table Kits                         26
Classroom Rules and Behavior management    t1
Classroom Rules                            28
Classroom Behavior                         29
Classroom Behavior Ideas                   30
Classroom Behavior Management Chart        31
Classroom Incentives                       32



Behavior Contracts                       35
Weekly/Monthly/Yearly Attendance and
Achievement Awards                     37
Classroom Organization     43
Parent Letter                            44
Classroom Organization                   45
Writing Table                            46
Portfolios                               47
Assessment Boxes                         48
Filing Cabinet Ideas                     49
Movement Within the Classroom            50
Classroom Centers  ...... ..... ..  51
Classroom Centers                        52
Classroom Library                        56
Classroom Tools ..      .. .. .. ...     51
School Supplies                          58
Teacher's Workstation                    63
Teacher's Math Workstation               64
Manipulatives                            65
Manipulatives Use Guide                  66
Websites for Teachers                    67
Websites for Students                    68
The school ......   .... ...              69
Ten Teacher Reminders                     70
Procedures for Bathroom, Nurse, and Office  71
Library Visits                           72
Computer Lab Visits                      73
Fire Drills, Earthquakes, and Emergencies  74



Classroom Emergency Supplies              75
Student Office Record                     76
Record keeping                            77
Classroom Equipment Inventory             78
Professional Records                      79
School-Year Inventory                     80
Attendance                                81
Cumulative Records                        84
Report-Card Checklist                     85
Student Referrals                         86
Retention Checklist                       88
Curriculum   .  .                         91
Language-Arts Overview                    92
The Writing Process and Stages            93
Basic Grammar and Punctuation             94
Writing Genres                            95
Proofreading Marks                        96
Reading Genres                            97
Ways to Read                              98
Comprehension                             99
Math Overview                            100
Number Sense                             101
Algebra                                  104
Measurement and Geometry                 106
Statistics, Data Analysis, and Probability  109
Mathematical Reasoning                   111
Social Science Overview                  112
Science Overview                         115
Art Overview                             118
Basic Classroom Art Supplies             120
Color Wheel                              122
Music Overview                           124
Basic Classroom instruments              125
Doolt-Yourself Instruments               127
Physical Education and Games             128



Outdoor Games (Small Group)             129
Outdoor Games (Whole Class)             132
Indoor Games                            134
Bilingual Overview                      136
Sponge Activities                       139
Independent Work Ideas                  142
Book Reports                            143
Journals                                147
Bibliography                            157
Classroom Preparedness                  163
Home-Study Folders                      164
Weekly Classroom Focus                  171
Teacher Signals                         175
Uses for Teacher Signals                176
Student Risk Factors                    177
Teacher's Aide                          179
Teacher's Aide Activities               180
Extra Student Plan                      182
Sub Folder                              183
Teacher Evaluation Environment Guide    187
Teacher Evaluation                      188
Evaluation Checklist                    189
Tips for Back-to-School Night           190
Back-to-School-Night Checklist          191
Parent Conference Reminders             194
The Writing Process                     197
Bulletin-Board Checklist                225
Bulletin-Board Diagram                  226
Word Walls                              227
Field-Trip Checklist                    230
Weekly Teacher Checklist                231
Test-Taking Overview                    232
Lesson Planning .                       235
Unit-Plan Overview                      236
Home Study                              243



Student Assessment Portfolio Cover       248
Assessments
Assessments                              256
Rubrics                                  262



Demonstration Rubrics                   263
Sample Writing Rubric                   264
Sample Math Rubric                      265
Student Skills Review Sheet             271
Weekly Assessment Overview              273





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Classroom management, Effective teaching