My number one time saver for the classroom routines are my classroom hand signals
! These are free in my store so go check them out. I promise you will be so happy you did. One of my biggest pet peeves is when I’m teaching, and totally into a lesson, and I ask a question, and a student raises their hand – and of course I’m thinking they are going to be responding with the best ever answer – and they respond with, “can I go to the bathroom?”. This always drove me nuts! These hand signals take care of these unnecessary interruptions. If a student needs to use the restroom, go to the nurse, needs a pencil or tool, there is a signal for that! I just simply nod my head or shake my head to let my students know if it is an appropriate time, and I can proceed with my super awesome lesson without having to miss a beat. THE.BEST.THING.EVER!