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Teach "active listening" with this fun back-to-school community-building activity. And what kid doesn't LOVE Legos? {Creating Readers and Writers Blog Post}

FREE. Open a positive line of communication with parents from Day 1. Have parents fill out this simple note at Meet the Teacher night so you can learn about their child before the year even begins.

TheHappyTeacher: Back to School Communication & Elapsed Time

Easy organization for Meet the Teacher

Peace, Love, and First Grade: Meet the Teacher

First Days of School self portraits ~ Meet Me

First Day Jitters FREEBIE

educationjourney: Common Core Assessments

FREE Back to School Pennant

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Love this! Great Back to School item to send home to parents. #ReadAtHome

Good way to illustrate expectations

First Grade Garden: Some Randomness!

Ice Breaker - Pipe Cleaner Structures! Provide each student with three pipe cleaners. Give students about five minutes to use the pipe cleaners to create a structure or symbol that represents something about themselves. At the end of the five minutes, set up a sequence of 60-second "speed dates" during which each student tells the other what their symbol is and why they made it. (Sound a bell to indicate when they should switch chairs.)

Algebra's Friend: Ice Breaker - Pipe Cleaner Structures!

Beginning of year... Love this idea!! Would be even cuter to put a flap over the actual picture with "guess who" on it so parents can guess their child and see if they are correct :)

Classroom Displays

Student Information Sheet

Publishers :: KindergartenWorks :: Student Information Sheet

33 Classroom Job/ Helpers- in Teal, Turquoise, and Mint Chevron and Polka Dot ! This set has 33 different Classroom Jobs with precious clip art PLUS a HEADER and 8 blank/editable cards! 4 job cards per page.

Reading At Home - Tips For Parents This is perfect for sending home with our students! Parents would appreciate some guidelines when helping their children with their reading homework. This printable includes tips for : - integrating reading in our daily family activities - choosing appropriate books - tips for helping beginning readers - practicing fluency & developing comprehension skills!

Reading At Home: Tips for parents and teachers. Strategies to improve reading fluency and comprehension. What to do before, during, and after the reading process. How to integrate reading in our daily routines. How to choose appropriate books. This article is PACKED with information for home reading!

Cute idea for class treats on Halloween, ghost peeps, fun size Hershey bar, and two gram crackers.

Fun Halloween Riddle: "Who is hiding there you ask? Who is the classmate behind that mask?"

Classroom: Math. Our Favorite Summer Activity graph. Do the first few days of school. Graph all year!