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Start off the new school year with these community building activities.

Back to School: Beginning of the Year Activities Pack

Start off the new school year with these community building activities. - you can get white puzzle pieces at the dollar store i think

a great anchor chart to put right next to where your students turn in their work!

Kindergartners Retell Stories With Photo Story

Teaching in Progress: 5 Simple Ways to Connect with Students and Build Relationships

5 Simple Ways to Connect with Students and Build Relationships

People Management Teacher/Student Relationships 5 Awesome and Simple Ways to Connect with Students and Build Relationships

Have a self-service spot for kids who were absent. | 37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks

Have a self-service spot for kids who were absent.

Tip: Absent Bin to place missed work inside the folders (which are labeled days of the week). Also have a sign off sheet to verify that the absent student received the work.

Ms. Third Grade first day of school -(or use as a good icebreaker for adults!)  I usually do something similar, but I think I'll do it as a BiNGO board this year...

Third Grade first day of school -(or use as a good icebreaker for adults!) I usually do something similar, but I think I'll do it as a BiNGO board this year. Me: I use something similar with my graders as a BINGO board.

2016 Marketing Planning Calendar

2016 Marketing Planning Calendar

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FREE Instagram Template- perfect activity for ANY subject or lesson. My students LOVE Instagram, so this lesson totally won them over!

I originally created this template to have my students illustrate a supporting detail while teaching main idea, but ended up being absent the day I planned to

*TOTALLY FREE!* One of the best ways for students to edit, is with their peers. Often when editors get a chance to look at another person's writing, they can pick up on quite of few of the mistakes that the original author never would have noticed. This peer editing sheet was created in order to give students a structured and organized way to critically analyze their classroom peers writing efforts.

One of the best ways for students to edit, is with their peers. This peer editing sheet was created in order to give students a structured and organized way to critically analyze their classroom peers writing efforts.

I do this at the beginning of the year.  the kids love it and its a great getting to know you writing sample! End of the Year Activity *Freebies*

End of the Year Activity *Freebies*

TEACHING STRATEGIES - I do this at the beginning of the year. the kids love it and its a great getting to know you writing sample! End of the Year Activity *Freebies*

Free! Looking for a hands-on and fun end-of-the-year activity? Well, look no further! This end of the year lesson will not only help students practice the critical skill of reflecting, they’ll also create an interactive accordion book to showcase their thoughts and ideas.

End of the year reflection book: This end of the year lesson will not only help students practice the critical skill of reflecting, they’ll also create an interactive accordion book to showcase their thoughts and ideas.

Free download! Use this at the beginning of the year to get to know your students. Way more fun than a regular worksheet with a list of questions.

Use this at the beginning of the year to get to know your students. Way more fun than a regular worksheet with a list of questions. * I will keep this, in case I ever teach older students.

A how-to guide to setting up Interactive Notebooks in your classroom - especially great for science!

A Beginner's Guide to Setting Up Science Interactive Notebooks

Now that introductions are over, names are (relatively) memorized, and student schedules are hopefully solidified, you're ready to get…

Tips for using Plickers in your classroom - Glue the Plickers cards into students' notebooks so they will always have them!

Cassie Dahl: Teaching and Technology

I am linking up with Teaching Trio for Tech Thursday! After reading, make sure you head over there to see what other wonderful tech tips were shared. I am going to tell you about how you can use the P

Student Selfies: Here's a fun activity I do with my students at the beginning of the school year.

Beginning of Year Activity: Student Selfies