As a veteran teacher, one of my most requested forms is my class syllabus. This free download provides you with my ELA class syllabus, but since it is an editable PowerPoint file you can tailor it to suit any grade level or subject area. The template includes areas for course expectations, course information, class rules, class expectations, grading policy, absent work policy, etc.
First Day of School Stations - Back to School Activity
Using stations on the first day of school sets the tone for the year. Show students that they will be out of their seats, engaged in learning, and collaborating with classmates in your classroom. These six stations, some group tasks and some independent tasks, are intended for completion within a 45-minute period. These stations can be used in any subject or grade level, and all of the station directions and activities can be edited to fit the needs of your classroom.