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Brain Break Sticks: I don't teach but I can see this being good for me during work. Sometimes you just need a break from the computer screen. Might as well get in some type of workout in.

Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog: Back to School Ideas

Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog: Back to School Ideas

Summer Camping Ideas DANIELLE NATTY!!! Here are some scavenger hunt ideas!

Is this thing on??

Introducing Bulletin Board

Classroom Displays

story stones - kids pull out a stone and tell a story based on the picture.

Poppit's Cupboard: Story Stones Bag

Hungry Happenings: Snack Cake Penguins - a great treat to celebrate Christmas in July

A day in first grade: Setting Up Procedures At The Beginning Of The School Year

In this classroom...

Earth Day

Thinking open house decoration..."flying high with my learning" have them fill the balloons full of things they would like to learn for the year. hmmm

Parents choose an adjective for each letter of their child's name. Stuff the cloud/rainbow and hang it from ceiling. I love this idea for Meet The Teacher Night, or Parent Teacher Conferences. I've never thought of a craft for a parent! :)

Student Information Sheet: Good idea for when parents/students come in for "meet the teacher" or the first open house. Have a basket for them to 'turn them in' :)

Student Information Sheet.pdf - Google Drive

Beginning of the year - friendship wreath... Would be a cute activity o do after our classroom meeting about working together.

Author-Illustrator School Visit: Early Elementary Excellence

I love this math center for the beginning of the year-- sorting by colors

A day in first grade: Well, the cat's out of the bag!

Make these Retelling Sticks for your students to use as a retelling tool. {Freebie}

Retelling Sticks

22 Creative Classroom Door Ideas

22 Creative Classroom Door Ideas - Clicky Pix

End of the year gifts!

Mud Pie Studio: End of School Party Favors for less than $10

Keep this idea for Christmas, Make the perfect keepsake or gift!

DIY Glass Photo Ornament Tutorial - FYNES DESIGNS


Kids Home Made Arts and Crafts by Pink and Geen Mama

Nothing will warm your heart or your hands like these sweet handprint mugs!

Hand-Warming Mug