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Beginning of the Year Assessments (this is for 1st grade, but some ideas can be adjusted for younger grades)

Fun in First Grade: Beginning of the Year Assessments

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This website gives you specific books for every reading strategy

Saw this idea of making giant pencils out of pringles cans. Took it one step further and turned them into Box Tops collection bins. I will use them for decorations at Back to School night and Class Assignment Day. Then maybe some lucky students will win one of their own! (picture only.)

Setting the Tone in the First 10 Minutes of the First Day of School- a simple idea to start the year off right! LOVE this post!

TEACHER TIP: I like to laminate cards, hole punch and attach onto a metal ring. You can keep student information at your fingertips throughout the year. Perfect for emergencies, field trips or quick contact information. Just hang on a hook by your phone in your room.

I am in LOVE with this blog post about Meet the Teacher night!! So many great tips on how she runs things including the student packets, helping hands for supplies, and treats for students and parents.

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Ready or Not...Meet the Teacher!

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Easy crate seat using table cloth instead of material. tutorial step by step directions. Cheap storage solution to match your classroom theme

Crate Seat Tutorial | Pre-K Pages

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One Week to Math Centers! - Tina's Teaching Treasures

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CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT IDEA~ Swipe a fat marker along the bottom pages of students' workbooks using different colors for each one. When you say, "Please take out your green Spelling workbook," the kids will be able to peek in their cluttered desks and pull out the right one, the first time!

A Cupcake for the Teacher: freebie

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Need an idea to end the day? The End of the Day Jar has 24 questions to ask students to get them talking about their school day. This helps build community in the classroom. You can call on students to answer the questions or have them talk with a buddy.

Teaching Special Thinkers: Telling Time is EASY PEASY Love this idea for teaching time with manipulatives!

Teaching Special Thinkers: Telling Time is EASY PEASY

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Reminder sticky notes to attach to your wrist like a watch. Great reminders to send home with kids!

Math Boggle worksheet using both addition and subtraction.

Addition and Subtraction Boggle

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I would put it in a reusable cup that said "Here's something to help you get back to the grind. Hopefully you won't lose your mind!" And add a crazy straw. :)

Get Busy Living: Back to School Gift

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Magnetic Reusable Numbers... instead of magnets every year with names on them?

The Wise & Witty Teacher: Thursday's Creations

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Bags at the dollar store for each student to store their independent reading books, reading response notebooks, writer's notebooks, word work notebooks, post-it notes and a pencil. I put a command hook on each desk for them to keep their bag. It has been so much easier than finding a place to store bulky book boxes and the kids love to carry them around the classroom.

Addition/Subtraction game. Students roll a dice, move that many spaces, add the number on the dice to the number card they landed on. Variations: +1/+2 dice. +10/+5 dice. How many more to make ten?

Another icebreaker activity. This worksheet asks the students about their summer. The students could fill these out on the first day of school and then share them with the class. Transition from summer to the classroom is often difficult so allowing the students to reflect on their fun times will make the transition easier.

All About My Summer Poster: A Back to School Ice Breaker Activity

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