Quick Tip Linky and Giveaway

I am super excited to be joining a new weekly linky from Diving Into 2nd Grade and Hippo Horray for Second Grade.
I have been preparing and getting ready for next year. I am a planner and once I found out I was going to be teaching second grade again, a got my planning groove on! Here is my Quick Tip for this week:

Student Number Sticks

At the beginning of the year, my students each are assigned a number. I use these numbers for many things:
-numbers on papers
-behavior clip chart
-line order 
-class room helpers
-call on students in class etc.

I use these student number sticks to fairly call on students in class to answer questions, help with tasks, to make smaller groups etc. I keep them in a basket on my desk and use them throughout the day. I decided to change my room theme for next year. Our school colors are turquoise and black, so I am going with that color theme for next year. I "had" to make new number sticks to coordinate with my new colors. 

I hope this is a quick tip you can use in your classroom too!

I also want to remind everyone that I am hosting a fabulous giveaway to celebrate my first year of blogging. Several of my blogging buddies have joined up to help me make this extra special. I hope you will stop by and check it out! There is a little party favor FREEBIE for you to grab too!


  1. I use numbers too. We call them PIN numbers :)
    Thanks for letting me celebrate with you!
    My Second Sense

  2. I use numbers too! I have mine on sticks. I put them in a small flower pot - it looks so cute!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  3. Thanks for linking up! I put the kids' names on the sticks. I like that you can use the sticks from year to year, and not have to make new ones!

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

  4. Thanks for linking up! Love your tip! And congratulations on your Blogiversary!
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

  5. Congrats on your blog anniversary! :) It's so cool you're in LA too!!! I put my kids' names on the popsicle sticks and have to replace them every year...I think I'm ready to try the number method!

    Sailing into Second

  6. I like this idea! Thanks for sharing!

    Literacy Spark