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    What if? To start the year to introduce how to be self managers when the teacher is working with small groups.

    The What If Anchor Chart - Kathy Griffins Teaching Strategies


    First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

    first day of school activity

    Take a photo of each student on the first and last day of school, put them side by side, and send them home as an end of year gift.

    Teach Them To Fly: Our Last Day!



    Beginning of Year: First Day of School Activity


    Fun way to celebrate classroom success and so simple to use - type student name straight on the certificate! ($)

    26 Fun and Memorable End of the School Year Celebration Ideas - ABC Countdown Free Printable

    End of Year Activity I will definitely be doing this year! Each student writes one word that describes each of their classmates. Teacher then takes words and makes a word cloud as a gift for students.

    Confessions of a Teaching Junkie


    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 of School Activities for Big Kids

    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 students...no 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!