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Schoolhouse Divas: How to Motivate Your Students (and Kids)

How to Motivate Your Students (and Kids)

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This little student made book is an absolute favorite all year long! It's a simple beginning emergent reader made by gluing photos of classmates and writing their names. Perfect for back to school in any kindergarten classroom. Happy teaching! $

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Fun Ways to Create Random Groups in the Classroom: Use popsicle sticks with symmetrical colored shapes to match partners/small groups.

The Teacher Next Door: Creative Ideas from My Classroom to Yours.

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Hopes and Dreams....have all pieces pre-cut for students. This would be a great 1st day activity for hopes and dreams for the school year to keep on display all year long :-)

Mrs. T's First Grade Class: Earth Mural

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25 Fun First Day of School Traditions | The Dating Divas

25 Fun First Day of School Traditions

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Everyone gets a square with a quarter circle, this is the end result- could be a good ice breaker beginning of year activity

Everyone gets a square with a quarter circle, this is the end result- could be a good ice breaker beginning of year activity

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A playlist for morning arrival in your classroom. Upbeat/fast/exciting music gets our kids awake and helps them start the day in a more energetic and alert mood! Great classroom management tool!

A Kindergarten Smorgasboard of Schedules And Playlists

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Cute idea for the first week of school

little illuminations: I Like ME!

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Relief activity. Quarter circles decorated by each student and then assembled as a mural.

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Students find their new group by finding the puzzle pieces that fit together. (You could use this idea on the first day of school as well as throughout the year... anytime you're changing teams.)

Creating New Table Seats Using Puzzle Pieces

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Classroom idea

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good for kids to know

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Multiple Intelligence Theory for Kids - Teach your students about the many ways they are smart! Download a PDF version of this list of kid-friendly terms as well as a free MI survey for kids.

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List of social skills along with specific strategies for teaching those skills

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Help your introverted students to mingle with 'Would You Rather' Q fun!

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Team Building Activities For Kids

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Use this game and 18 others to teach team work

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“YouTank” YouTank is a show-and-tell activity in which each child gets to display items or photographs that give the class a glimpse into his/her life and personality. The child is in the YouTank for one week over the course of the year. At the end of his/her week, 10-15 minutes is designated for the child to tell about the items, and explain how they show about their lives.

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Today is wonderful poster! Just print this FREEBIE, frame it (or laminate it), and have students come up with a reason each day. Help students learn about optimism, positivity, and gratefulness with this quick, daily exercise. {Perfect for morning meeting or calendar time!}

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Students partner up and have to build the longest chain they can with only one piece of construction paper. This would be great for a measurement activity

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Ubuntu

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Fair vs. Equal Poster

Ms. Fultz's Corner

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Strategies for Creating a Caring Classroom on Laura Candler's Teaching Resources website

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Use this game and 18 others to teach team work

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