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writing expectations. Quiet writing time with fun music was one of the MOST peaceful times in my classroom this year. The kids loved it. Love this chart to introduce the expectations for it.

EVERY teacher needs to watch this 3 minute video. YOU make a difference! This is how every faculty meeting should start!!!! Every teacher should listen to this!!! : )

This 36 page packet is intended as a review exercise for kindergarteners to complete over the break, prior to entering first grade (or during the first few weeks of 1st grade). The majority of this packet is aligned with Common Core State Standards. There are also a few introductory skills for first grade. The entire packet is in black and white- perfect for reproducing. The kids will enjoy coloring the images as well!

Cute idea for estimation...how many Fruit Loops to fill in your hand...kids fill out the paper at the bottom

OMG these are too stinkin cute!!! "I'm glad we're in the same school." Valentine printout in a plastic bag with Swedish fish or gummy fish.

if you write a letter to a character at disney (walt disney world communications p.o. box 10040 lake buena vista, fl 32830-0040), they will send you an autographed photo back! Could be a fun project for teaching how to write a letter! gonna do this with my kids :)

hundreds of FREE childrens books you can read online or download to you e-library

a MUST have for classroom library. It allows you yo use your smart phone and scan the bar code on your classroom books and then it inputs all of the info for you on a FREE data base. It allows you to let kids scan out the books and check out and check in them, separate them by reading levels and even put down their location in your class room. Did I mention it's FREE!?!?

Dry erase boards made out of picture frames! This would be awesome for a teacher's desk to keep reminders/to do's on. Wouldn't get lost in all the other papers :)