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Such a sweet idea for teachers to do in their class! Classroom B-day idea... or just a great community builder mid-year. This is seriously one of the sweetest ideas I have ever seen. If there is no smartboard in your room maybe you could do it with large bulletin board paper. Then they could keep the kind words.

Read Birthday Zoo and make a class birthday graph. What a fabulous idea! I had one of these in my old classroom! I loved it! # Pin++ for Pinterest #

I'm Done Jar.... Use this for students to have different activities to do when they finish assignments quickly. Something that keeps them learning and practicing!

Classroom Freebies Too: A Transition Chant Freebie!~I can see this for Be in Your Seat for high schoolers, A count down without claps.

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At the beginning of the school yr -- do a sort (i.e., music class, recess, test...) and the kids have to say what level the activity would go under

Mrs. Ricca's Kindergarten: Classroom Management

Community Helper Words and Pictures. Use this photo as a writing prompt. The students will draw their favorite community helper and write a sentence describing how that person helps the community.

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Community Helpers Emergent Reader- Free This will be great for my Kindergarteners!

Cute idea for beginning of year. Have kids cut out and decorate their first initial - perhaps after reading an ABC book!

Mrs. Morrow's Kindergarten: Beginning of the Year Fun! Memory Game--match the picture and name.

i like the checklist so you cant forget anything. It's under the "back to school" category on the site. :)

Do a different letter each day and have children place their name when the first come in the classroom.

Kindergarten Fine Motor Development, Handwriting in Kindergarten

Love this for question of the day - Use to take attendance, as well as to collect, chart, graph, and analyze information. Students can record answers daily in a math notebook.

Kindergarten Writer's Workshop mini-lesson A. Mueller.avi

Community Supplies and Table Leaders in the Kinder Classroom. Easy Peasy!

Eric Carle: foolish tortoise- possible spring character lesson

What a great idea. I have tons of stuff animals and don't have a clue what to do with them. I love this.

Idea is for leveled readers, but I think a system similar to this could be handy for storing belongings in the classroom if we switch classes next year.