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5 First Day Organization Tips for New Teachers

Texas Teacher Round-Up: 5 Tips for New Teachers

Such a cute idea to send to your students before the beginning of the school year or to send home during the first week of school. Have you ever done anything like this?

Laughing with Lane: Currently and Back to School Freebie Friday!

This is a 44 page document packed with1st Week of School Activities Ideas, surveys , pre/post assessments, classroom displays and helpful tips for the whole year. You can adapt this to any grade level but the assessments are aligned with assessing students entering the3rd grade.

Common Core Math: Free Back-to-School eBook for Grades 3-5 (Over 50 free resources!)

Common Core Math: Free Back-to-School eBook for Grades 3-5

FREE Teacher Toolkit: Calendars, Class Forms, Gift Ideas, and More! LOVE the Calendars SUPER Cute

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The Math Journal Component ~ WOW!!! This post is packed with fabulous ideas. :)

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: The Math Journal Component

This will be a great "take away" to give to parents on back to school night or open house night. Confessions of a School Counselor: 7 Habits Poster

Confessions of a School Counselor: 7 Habits Poster

Little White Owl--friendship lesson

Funny Teacher Week Ecard: Its summer vacation for teachers, let the hating begin.

Students have to write in a log every time they do not turn in their homework on time and explain themselves. This helps teachers keep track of how many times the same student does not do his/her homework, makes students think about why they did not do their homework, and establishes accountability.

Teach Bake Love: No Homework Binder

In this ASCD EDge blog post, Ryan Thomas shares eight tips to manage your classroom without interruptions.

No More Interruptions: 8 Classroom Management Tips

awesome idea - a class list with each students picture. Perfect for a sub binder. Perfect for volunteer also!!!

Keepin' It Kool In KinderLand: sub binder

Such a neat idea! So simple to create the perfect award for your students. Click to try customizing one for yourself! ($)

NOISE...removing one letter at a time when our voice level gets too loud. When NO is left, there is NO more talking!

Dry erase circles. Who knew? They save me SO much instructional time during the day because I don't have to take time to hand out boards and markers then take them up. I keep a bucket at each table with markers and baby socks and the students get them out when we are working.

The Flipped Classroom Model, neatly explained. This is the concept that is changing education.

Testing Treats

Teaching with Style: Polka-Dot Wednesday April 18th

Smartie Pants Testing Treat

Smartie Pants Testing Treat

Bouncy Bands are an inexpensive DIY project for those students who need to move and wiggle.

NCAEE - It's Elementary!: Bouncy Bands Help Students Stay on Task

Great way to have students determine their frustration, lead them to figure it out on their own before you intervene.

all about me - good ice breaker for the first day of school

Back to School: Getting to Know You Activities Pack

idea: have teachers/students do this and decorate as college pennant (either where they went or where they want to go)

First day of school student packet

Count to five or hold up one finger at a time when the class needs to refocus. Discuss what occurs for each number at the beginning of the school year and eventually the reaction will be automatic.

Positive affirmations don't have to be limited to the therapy room. Here's an inexpensive way to add them to your waiting room.