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    School - First Days

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    What I love most about my classroom...

    The Very Busy Kindergarten: My Favorite Ideas of 2012

    Great list to use with your student in the first week of this school year.

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    What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher - terrific post by Jennifer of Cult of Pedagogy about the importance of getting to know your students and some tips doing that.

    Corkboard Connections: What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher

    LOVE! I need to remind myself of this! Back to school prayer...perfect to hang near my desk as a reminder!

    Teaching Blog Addict: Prayer for the First Day of School

    Third Grade Thinkers: First Week Lesson: Classmate Connections....Could use this lesson on the first day of school!

    Third Grade Thinkers: First Week Lesson: Classmate Connections


    Back to School for Second Graders {We're Back for Seconds}

    Easy organization for Meet the Teacher

    Peace, Love, and First Grade: Meet the Teacher

    5 changes that saved my sanity in the classroom...

    5 Changes That Saved My Sanity

    This 44 page set of worksheets, task cards, games, a writing activity, math activities and more will keep your kids busy learning the first week. These activities are great not only for student learning, but to provide you as a teacher, a simple way to get to know the kids, while allowing them to get to know one another, and helping them make the transition to a new classroom. Love this for Back to School! (TpT Resource)

    Back to School Activities for 2nd Grade

    Need to do this from the beginning this year.


    This freebie is a zipped file containing both a non-editable PDF and an editable Powerpoint file.These Back to School forms for your new parents to fill out will give you helpful information so you can hit the ground running! I love getting a little input on my student's mindset...especially whether s/he has more of a growth mindset or fixed mindset.The non-editable file is designed with first graders in mind, but can apply to other grades, as well.

    Back to School Parent Input Form Freebie

    FREE 2015-16 bright, whimsical school year calendar. Print in PDF as is or in PowerPoint to add text! From Light Bulbs and Laughter on TpT.

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    How do you plan what you teach? Learn to plan for the whole year, then for specific topics, and then down to the daily lessons. Great advice on planning out your school year.

    Planning for Next Year : Organizing the Year, the Day's Topics & Lesson Plans • What I Have Learned

    The summer vacation that the boy tells about is make believe. When students write about their summer, no one is left out. They can either tell what they really did or make up a vacation!

    Friday Favorites - Back to School

    The Story Behind the "I AM" Wall | Blog | Alabama Best Practices Center

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    I love the Talking Chart!! There is so much more here as well from-Hello Literacy: Halls and Walls of Lake Myra {First Grade}

    Hello Literacy: Halls and Walls of Lake Myra {First Grade}

    ALL ABOUT ME FREEBIE! - this is great for FIRST week of school - so fun!!

    All About ME FREEBIE!


    Beginning of Year: First Day of School Activity

    Name Posters for the beginning of the year! Students color on the first day of school, then you can hang them up in your classroom for the rest of the year!

    Lessons with Laughter: Name Posters

    Celebrity of the Week -- start at the beginning of the year and go through everyone in the class. New twist on an old idea.

    The First Grade Parade

    All About Me Pennant>>>>>> This one is FREE!!!!!!! A really cute idea for the beginning of school and easy to hang in the classroom

    All About Me Pennant

    All About Me Pennant--first week of school then attach them all and hang up in classroom or hallway

    All About Me Pennant

    First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

    25 Creative Bulletin Board Ideas for Kids,,

    25 Creative Bulletin Board Ideas for Kids - Hative

    When students ask a question no one in the class knows (including myself), they can put it up on the Google Board. Students can bring back a written answer to one of the questions of their choice each week for extra credit, or whatever incentive you choose. They get really excited when a question comes up that they can put on the board and find out the answer to later...

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