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10 easy and fun dismissal tips and trick to help any classroom get out the door with ease!

we made faces this year but I love the sign for the middle! beginning of the year classroom decor.

Back to School Books - A Grade Specific Reading List

Wrinkled Hearts - I do this - but the poem is new! LOVE!!!! "Before you speak, think and be smart. It's hard to Fix a wrinkled heart."

Open House Idea.. Mints for the parents with a cute little poem.

Bulletin Board Ideas! - love this idea of a creating a community. - First week of school activity

...great idea! It's important to get to know your students early on in the year, this will help to differentiate instruction, to find out the different learning styles of each student

I will hang this by my desk in my classroom as a good reminder on how special children truly are and to remind me what sorts of unique gifts and talents each can bring.

FREE!!! This a great graphic source to show students (and parents) the importance of nightly reading at home. By: Kim Miller www.teacherspayte...

The Polka-dotted Teacher: Accountability for At-Home Reading I need to make this into a poster and put in my room for those kids who say they "kind of" read at home this week. Kind of eye-opening and makes it obvious what we already can see about kids who don't read at home. Maybe parents should see this....

Educate Parents on what reading instruction looks like in today's classroom. Share this printable as well as other free downloads to encourage parents to support their children's reading at home.

Cute idea for open house night - I know this is for 2nd grade and not kindergarten, but it has some good ideas for what to have kids/ parents do!

Keeping "track" of exit tickets (or any other quick student responses). After students finish with their responses, they stick them to their student number on the chart

"I put a box like this on my desk last year and it was ALWAYS full of notes, stories and drawings from my kids. If they began to tell a story during a lesson I'd say "oh! box!" This way I heard the story AND kept the lesson going"

Free! Back to School~Roll a Number and Share, fun activity to use on your first day of school.

End of the year gift for my students - Now that you are 'smarties,' you are ready for fifth grade. I will miss you to 'pieces' over the summer! Love --- Mrs. Delila Vance