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    ipads in the classroom. Book creator app ( is awesome. Students are so engaged while working on their project.

    First Graders- First iPad Encounters

    You're Finally Here! by Melanie Watt, author of Scaredy Squirrel, is such a perfect book for the first day of school! Visit this post to see all the fun ways I used this book for our whole first week of school! (I had this little teaser on my hallway bulletin board for meet the teacher night!)

    You're Finally Here! {Our First Week Back}

    ants and picnic theme back to school bulletin board

    Clever Back to School Bulletin Board Ideas - Crafty Morning

    Put a "Tidy Tub" on each table while students are doing cutting projects. It helps keep the students in their seats working instead of getting up to go to the trash.

    What the Teacher Wants!: Rachelle's Classroom Reveal

    Tally O'Malley by Stuart Murphy is an adorable book for teaching tallying. And the website has a lesson/activity idea to go with it.

    Teaching Graphs -- Best Children's Books about Graphing (K-Gr.4)

    Writing your name – and writing it properly is quite the accomplishment for our kids. Writing their name and labeling things as “theirs” is a big deal to kiddos. Help give them the confidence early with some of these Name Writing activities. Gel Bags. These are brilliant. Fill a giant ziplock bag with about half …


    Book Basket Labels in Red and White Polka Dot {EDITABLE page included}...Great for Organizing your Classroom Library!

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    Using ten frames as part of your calendar routine...perfect for a quick number sense activity each day!

    Mrs. Plant's Press: Calendar in the Primary Grades

    Summaries of some great back to school books that help you build your class community!

    Great Reads for Building Character and Friendship!

    Classroom rules. Great visual idea!

    Preschool Wonders: Classroom Management {and a freebie}!

    DIY Pine Needle Porcupine craft for kids - love the nature idea! #Cheap art project

    Förskolläraren: Igelkott

    First Day Jitters Feelings Graph for 1st Graders. Inspired by the book, "First Grade Jitters" by Robert Quackenbush. The graph is an activity included in my First Grade Jitters packet.

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    How to decorate without upsetting the fire marshal!

    How to decorate without upsetting the fire marshal!

    Farming the First Grade Crop: My Fairy Tale Classroom....Aw, cute! Will have to see when we dive deep into fairy tales!

    Farming the First Grade Crop: My Fairy Tale Classroom

    A comprehensive list of apps you can use for technology in your classroom!

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    birthday box: as a gift for student birthdays, they get to choose a book from the box,

    Crayons and Whimsy: Birthday Box

    Celebrate your students with these fun Birthday Pencil Toppers! {FREEBIE}

    Fabulous Freebies on the 15th - July

    Primary Paradise: Math Wall and Birthday Display

    Primary Paradise: Math Wall and Birthday Display

    birthday gifts to give the students... big pixie sticks with balloons attached! i need to remember to do this next year

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    As you are setting up your classroom for the new year, just put aside a few {I would say 4-5} of each item that you are using in gallon sized freezer bags. For example: *Welcome to Kindergarten letter *Desk Name Plate *Birthday Candle *Labels for math journals and writing journals Supply List New Student information

    Miss Kindergarten: Getting Organized!

    Once Upon a First Grade Adventure: Made it Monday! (Okay, its Tuesday, but there are Freebies!!)

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    Mrs. Greene's Kindergarten Korner: Publishing Class Books

    Mrs. Greene's Kindergarten Korner: Publishing Class Books

    1st Grade and Kindergarten Learning Apps

    Kindergarten and 1st Grade Learning Apps - 1+1+1=1

    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!

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    This blog has AMAZING literacy center ideas!

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