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Music Cue is one of my favorite apps for transitions. Teachers can choose which song they want to link with a classroom transition. I use Music Cue for many different transitions in my classroom such as letting students know it is time to transition from morning work to morning meeting, it's time to take out our planners, or it's time to head back to our desks to get ready for math. Matching a song with a transition helps students know exactly what is coming next and it just adds to the day. I love adding music whenever I can and my students do too! You can even have a discussion with your class at the beginning of the year about their favorite music, then choose which song matches with which transition. Some of my go to transition songs include "Married Life" from the movie Up, "The Pink Panther Theme Song," and "Mission Impossible Theme Song." Choose songs that your students will recognize and enjoy hearing throughout the day! 
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Class Dojo is another one of my go to apps that I use daily. My students love it! Class Dojo is a classroom management tool using a point system. At the beginning of the year we discuss how to earn points and how points can be lost. Students are working towards earning points to use at our class store that occurs every other week. I have different levels that students are trying to reach in order to purchase a class coupon, so they aren't losing points when they make their purchase, but rather their points continue to build up to reach the different levels at the store. I also don't buy items for students to purchase from the class store, they purchase coupons that I actually bought from TpT from Core Inspiration. These coupons include different celebrations such as using a crazy color pen, sitting by a friend, changing jobs for the day with another student, take your shoes off for the day, lunch with teacher, etc. These are all fun, but simple coupons students look forward to working towards purchasing with their points.
I also use this app to build team work and encouragement by establishing a house system in the beginning of the year. Check out Ron Clark Academy's model and Miss 5th's product on TpT.
This app is very convenient since it is right on my phone and students love working towards earning class coupons. In a way, I have modeled this system off of having a classroom economy, but instead of printing out class cash, I just use the Dojo point system on my phone or computer!
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