beyond the grades: teacher binder. Great ideas of things to include, how to organize them and websites you can acquire things like student info sheets. Having all of this stuff in one place would be really helpful when going to a meeting with parents.
School science/garden idea: This frame made to look like a flower pot adds visual charm to growing lima beans with kids. Wet a paper towel and put it in a sealed bag with a few beans. Change the wet paper towel every few days.