Survival Guide for First Year Teachers - Strategies I Wish I had Learned About How to Teach and Manage Elementary School Students Before I Entered a Classroom by Kinloch Rachel, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CGCO4MA/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_RX-Jrb14RTBD8
Awesome blog post about the Classroom Expectations Cookie Lab for Back to School! This activity addresses the following expectations with your students at the beginning of the year in a fun way: 1.) effort 2.) condition of the work 3.) quality of the work. This Back to School activity would work great in grades 3-8.