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NEW TEACHER BLOG: 10 Things New Teachers Need to Know

What to do with empty boxes!!

Virtual Field Trip- Solar System

Pictures of Parents **A fun idea for Open House or Back to School Night. Kids would love it.**

Awesome "Back to School" and "Open House" printables and organization ideas for collecting and sorting through all those forms, getting information from parents, and alleviating student jitters using a "Get to know Mrs. ___"

"Meet the Teacher" Night ~ One of my favorite ideas is that she has parents write a note to their child. Then, she puts the notes on their desks for them to find on the first day of school!

This made me laugh, probably too hard :)

Cats = Liquid

Students view different photo each day and make 5 observations, 5 inferences, and 5 predictions. LOVE this idea!!

EVERY teacher needs to watch this 3 minute video. YOU make a difference! This is how every faculty meeting should start!!!! Every teacher should listen to this!!! : )

Awesome blog! Many middle school science ideas for organization. Love the "Scientist of the month!"

The Simply Scientific Classroom: Middle School Science

A free newsletter for new middle school science teachers written by a veteran middle school science teacher and instructional coach.

Tips For New Middle School Science Teachers

Ace Your Teacher Interview: 149 Fantastic Answers to Tough Interview Questions

Job Interview Tips- interview questions!

Upper Elementary Science Weekly Warm-Ups

Alternative to wax museum

Grade Contracts for Middle School: Perfect for the first day of school to get students to set goals and help with classroom management.

On the first day of the school have the students make their hand print, fill out an info sheet with the teacher, and measure their height in yarn. Then wrap it up like a time capsule and put a label on it that says "do not open until (the last date of school). Open the time capsule and do the same thing at the end of the year to see how much they have grown and changed.

Fun way to reinforce place value. Students get a digit, comma or decimal, teacher says a number, students have to get themselves in order to represent that number. Kiddos will REALLY enjoy this- first week of school activity for place value

Density science experiment

This would be FUNNY! Dice with emotions & animals--kids have to act them out. A great rainy day game for the kids!

Daily 5 notebooks for upper grades. Each kid has their own. Check out this website!