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First day project: Friend Tree. Everyone puts their thumb print on the tree then teacher later frames it and hangs it as a reminder that we are all friends. I could even use it at open house and let the parents join us since we're all a team.

At open house parents put their wish for the year in it. I love this idea!

10 Free Handwriting Fonts

Music cues for the classroom---need to check this out for iPhone or iPad. Cool idea for getting students' attention without using words! (App is paid, but too cool not to share!)

An amazing children's book which teaches children all about perspective in stories by retelling the same story 4 times, through 4 different characters.

Amazing website... it gives specific books for whatever strategy you are teaching!

Interesting twist on CAFE for upper elementary. I'll have to check this out!

Love this Birthday Board -- It feels so personal!! Plus, this site is full of great classroom pictures!!

records messages and students can listen to them for directions at different stations... so cool! I need these for my centers.

For my teacher friends!!! Hilarious teacher sayings! I'll be adding this to my wall this week!!

What to Do When Your Child Can't Remember What He Reads | easy comprehension strategies | @Scholastic

Meet the Teacher Night - Parents can follow the signs and do everything you need them to do before the first day of school. Ends with a little gift for the student and the parent to welcome them into the class.

Brain-based research shows that there are major differences between boys and girls in terms of reasoning and learning.

I like to keep my kiddos writing over the summer and this is one easy way to do it! I pop this letter,and an envelope with a stamp and my address ...