More ideas from TheTeacher
Love this system for jobs--and she recommends not starting this until you get to know your students. (Tips for Creating and Managing Classroom Jobs {job charts, student jobs, classroom management})
First Day of School
Sharing little notes and thoughts about books with students.  LOVE THIS!
iFake Text - cool new site allows you to create fake text conversations you can use to teach complex ideas to kids on the SMARTboard. I love this idea! I could use this in my Macbeth Unit.
A great way to get kids talking to each other during those first weeks of school... from: Finding JOY in 6th Grade (blog)
The Literacy Shed.  A collection of videos on each writing genre.
Great film shorts, adverts, and more to use in teaching, plus lesson ideas! Seriously, this site is amazing!! I can already envision so many ways to use these clips and ideas to motivate and inspire my students and breathe new life into my writing and reading curriculum!
Paper towel holder + binder rings + page covers = a great way to display students' work!