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beginning/end of year

Teambuilding/Classroom Community Activity! Everyone writes their name on a chart, but they have to connect their name using at least one letter in another classmate's name!

FREEBIE! Great get to know you glyph and bulletin board idea!

Get to know you games. Love this for back to ...

3 Key Ideas for Parents about the Common Core: A Handout - Wonderful free resource from Jennifer Jones of Hello Literacy

At open house parents put their wish for the year in it.... Tells a lot.

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes. great for teaching that mistakes are ok...and how to learn from mistakes. So great for setting up a positive learning environment. Good for beginning of year

Name Posters for the first day of school-have students decorate and "power color" with colored pencils to display in the classroom

{Bead Glyph} for the beginning of the year. Each bead means a different thing. Students get to keep them on their backpacks all year! GREAT IDEA!

Back to School Books - A Grade Specific Reading List

Love this! Great for Open House!

Autobiography Island - Shake up how you get to know your students. could be a good way to introduce a mini lesson/assesment on map skills

Bits Of Everything: Teacher Appreciation Door

I'm going to make this into a poster to hang in my classroom!

Have a "book-nic" instead of a picnic at the end of the year! Serve foods that go along with certain Children's books.

Trading Card Creator: Great for having kids describe themselves, characters, and more. Who doesn't like homemade baseball cards?

Cute way to teach shoe tying

GR8 License PL8 activity. Students create their own vanity plates. FREE

tons of back to school printables

End of the year student awards