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Hellos and Goodbyes

Hellos and Goodbyes

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Beginning of the year...Compare the students in "Miss Nelson is Missing" to students in our classroom.

School Is a Happy Place: The Daily Five: The Big Three (Mini Lessons to Launch Read to Self and a FREEBIE)

First Day (or week) of School Activities. Also good teamwork activities

One stop table with sign ups and wish list stars for open house

Coaching Chronicles: August 2011

**The Bandaid Lesson - great!** Lesson to explain differentiation to more "that isn't fair" after this demonstration! Good first day of school lesson, love!

Saylor's Log: Differentiation

End of the year gift. Class photo collage of their potential professions. Or hardbound book with a page for each child.

Classy Photo | Jo's PhotoMojo

Name Map-This is a great getting to know you activity. The teacher creates one and shares it with the class. The teacher then allows the students to create their own "name map". The middle symbol represents them and then they have other symbols branching off of the center symbol that represent who they are and their interests. It also goes well after reading Chrysanthemum.

More Back To School Ideas! Another Icebreaker Idea.

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!

Great first day activity.

freebie friday and good character bingo

Teaching the students we have...

Upcycled Education: Love. This. Quote.

Bulletin Boards to Remember: Can You Guess Which One is Your Child?

Adorable "selfies" for their parents to see at conferences. Needless to say, they were a hit!

1st Day of School- a good way to hear what they did over the summer and to get ideas on what they are looking forward to that school year

First Grade Honey Bunch

Great for the beginning of the year!

great first week project

Packing-up checklist: love the "thank someone" step.

Kelly's Knack: Teacher Life

Give crazy straws to students as birthday presents! More fun than receiving another pencil and better than giving away candy!

Think * Share * Teach: Monday Made It and a CAFE Freebie!

First week

Classroom Displays

Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons

Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons

beginning of the year procedures checklist

Mandy's Tips for Teachers: Procedures, Procedures

Open House treat for students! Just change from 1st Grade to the University or building's name.

First Grade Spies: Open House & Classroom Pics

Prek parent handbook. I like the idea for this for any grade. :)

Anchor Chart - Student Behavior


Parent Flip Book Template

Parent Flip Book Template