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I use this in conjunction with my Back to School Memory Book for establishing how to listen.

Every teacher will want this binder on their desk! A list of essential items to have in a teacher binder

Name Posters for the first day of school... Like this idea to keep them busy for a little while...maybe use for writing display bulletin board

Lessons with Laughter: Name Posters

Handy Dandy absence note form for parents- staple a few in each agenda at beginning of year and parents can fill out then I would just pull off.

Jen's Kinder Kids: Absence Notes

Cute freebie and great idea! Learning with Mrs. Leeby: Books We Have Read

Learning With Mrs. Leeby: Books We Have Read

Back to School/August themed menu centers - CCS aligned! 1st and 2nd grade

The Teachers' Cauldron: August CCS Centers... FIRST Grade!

Back-to-School {FREEBIE!} Students can process and reflect on their first day feelings with this First Day Poem!

35 Must-Try Back-to-School Ideas at Positively Splendid {How do you celebrate Back to School?}

35 Must-Try Back-to-School Ideas - Positively Splendid

Great first week activities Love The idea of putting a ribbon in for a bookmark!

Take a peek inside a Common Core Documentation Book. $

5 Tips for New Teachers

Texas Teacher Round-Up: 5 Tips for New Teachers

#FREE Editable Back to School Forms

Owl-ways Be Inspired: Halle {Across the Hall in 2nd Grade}

Meet the Teacher - tips to make your meet the teacher smooth and stress-free. Includes FREE printables.

Teach123 - tips for teaching elementary school: Meet the Teacher

#FREE Classroom Newsletter Tuesday Teacher Tips: Parent Communication #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

Working with parents as partners is the key to your students learning sight words. The sight word homework system in this post is the best way I have found to do this. It also works great for RTI!!! $

Teach123 - tips for teaching elementary school: Sight Words

"Meet the Teacher" Night ~ One of my favorite ideas is that she has parents write a note to their child. Then, she puts the notes on their desks for them to find on the first day of school!

Second Grade Style: Open House & Getting Organized