First grade is an exciting time of transition for your little ones! To help you have the best year ever, we’ve scoured our own WeAreTeachers HELPLINE! and the Web for the best tips and ideas for this special grade. Whether you’re …

50 Tips, Tricks and Ideas for Teaching 1st Grade

Here are some of the top tips, tricks, ideas, strategies, for teaching first grade and the first grade classroom.

Knock, knock.  Who is there?  Broken Pencil.  Broken Pencil who?   Never mind, it's pointless.

Who is there? Broken Pencil who? Never mind, it's pointless.

Artist problems, hahah i did this in class one day, ended up giving the girl a broken pencil that had no eraser and a pencil sharpener :P

Drawing in class…

Artist problems, hahah i did this in class one day, ended up giving the girl a broken pencil that had no eraser and a pencil sharpener :P I do this too. I'd rather using pen when I run out of pencils instead of my art pencils.

Secret Teacher: marking exam papers exposes the flaws in teaching

Secret Teacher: marking exam papers exposes the flaws in teaching

It’s saddening to see so many answers left blank and illegible handwriting – what’s going wrong? I cannot help but think teachers are partly to blame

2nd Grade:  Yes! I've been looking for something to do with all of my short pencils!

A fun idea from Apex Elementary Art. Great idea for pencils too short to sharpen!

Watch This Artist Turn Broken Pencils Into a Colorful Stationery Pot

Watch This Artist Turn Broken Pencils Into a Colorful Stationery Pot

So I have loads of left over pencils and thought i would make a little pencil pot for you all. Music by Music by: David Cutter Music - www.

Never suffer another broken pencil tip again with the Ardium Bling Pencil Cap Set! These cuties will protect your pencils, art supplies, and even makeup!

Ardium Bling Pencil Cap Set

The Ardium Bling Pencil Cap Set is one of many adorable and functional products in the MochiThings collection.

did this so much with scissors in elementry

When You Can't Find the Pencil Sharpener. My hubby does this all the time!

Broken Prismacolor pencils have you frustrated? You don't have to throw them away!.Carrie L. Lewis shares tips for repairing your broken pencils.

Broken Prismacolor pencils have you frustrated? You don't have to throw them away!.Carrie L. Lewis shares tips for repairing your broken pencils.

Broken Prismacolor pencils have you frustrated? You don't have to throw them away!.Carrie L. Lewis shares tips for repairing your broken pencils.

What can you do about broken pigment cores in Prismacolor pencils? Two tips for repairing wax-based colored pencils.

DIY Pencil Picture Frame DIY Picture Frame DIY Home DIY Decor.  Well I wouldn't go and break a bunch of perfectly good pencils, but we have enough broken crayons thanks to the kids.

DIY Pencil Picture Frame DIY Picture Frame DIY Home DIY Decor. Well I wouldn& go and break a bunch of perfectly good pencils, but we have enough broken crayons thanks to the kids.

Small Dooney & Burke purse bag maroon This is a small Dooney & Burke purse.  I only carried  a few times. I tried to  check it out good. The only place I saw was a nick about the size of a broken pencil lead. It is not noticeable. Dooney & Bourke Bags Shoulder Bags

Small Dooney & Burke purse bag maroon

Small Dooney & Burke purse bag maroon This is a small Dooney & Burke purse. I only carried a few times. I tried to check it out good. The only place I saw was a nick about the size of a broken pencil lead. It is not noticeable. Dooney & Bourke Bags Shoulder Bags

It's going to be a lot harder to get work done with a broken pencil.

Learning to control impulses in childhood means you'll be able to control them in adulthood, when the consequence of punching the guy who called you a name is jail time, not a time-out.

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