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A collection of back-to-school books assembled by Jennifer Struss, who says these "are great for setting the tone for community-building in the classroom. They are all picture books, but older children will appreciate them as well, and they are short enough to read during Morning Meeting."

FREE download for back to school - parent contact form, student info form, parent questionnaire, and a procedure checklist

Cooperative Learning 365: Find a Buddy Who Bingo

Corkboard Connections: Stop Team Disruptions with these team stop signs. Use them to manage behavior during cooperative learning activities.

Owl themed 'Welcome!' and 'Read!' posters (free!!)

The All About Me Gazette for the first day of school! @Michele Heuberger and @Jennifer Barac Something cute for beginning of year.

30 Beginning of the Year Activities, Team Building, Ice Breakers, Get to Know you- including art, vocab, writing, and more!

OPEN many amazing ideas! Open house Stations, how wonderful.

Keeping Things Afloat in Your Classroom (Ocean-Themed Classroom Management)

This is a comprehensive 7 page document that lists and categorizes every single procedure/routine to teach in your classroom. This takes all of the guess work out of your beginning of the year management plan.