Beginning of Year

Back to School can be a stressful time of year for a teacher. However, this board should help! With ideas for elementary grade teachers, you're sure to find something new to spruce up your routine and keep students' interest at the beginning of the year. Ideas for your Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classroom - plus homeschool families!
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Looking for back to school STEM challenges that don't require too many extra supplies? Then check out this post! You'll get five great ideas that you can do right away! Perfect for your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade students - as well as homeschool families! Click through now to also get a FREE download!

5 Back to School STEM Challenges for Grades 2-8

Looking for back to school STEM challenges that don't require too many extra supplies? Then check out this post! You'll get five great ideas that you can do right away! Perfect for your or grade students - as well as home

Five cooperative learning activities that will help build your classroom community during the first week of school. Find out the activities that I have fallen in love with over the past 16 years of teaching.

Five Cooperative Learning Activities to do on the First Day of School

Five cooperative learning activities that will help build your classroom community during the first week of school. Find out the activities that I have fallen in love with over the past 16 years of teaching. First Day of School

I LOVE This back to school checklist. This was the perfect way to get stared in my classroom this year. FREE Checklist and classroom management ideas! Definitely the Ultimate Guide for Back to School

The Ultimate Guide for Back to School: 29 Classroom Management Tips

I LOVE This back to school checklist. This was the perfect way to get stared in my classroom this year. FREE Checklist and classroom management ideas! Definitely the Ultimate Guide for Back to School - Back to School FREEBIE

Regardless of which elementary grade you teach, you can keep bad language at bay by using the "stomp" method outlined in this blog post. This teacher has had success using this in her Kindergarten, 4th, and 6th grade classroom - so you can be sure it'll work with your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade students as well. It's a great classroom management strategy that will work great during the first days of school. Let this back to school season be your best one yet!

Stomp Out Inappropriate Language

Five "Must Dos" on the first day of school: There are a whole lot of fun things to do on that first day, but these are 5 things I'll make sure happen every first day!

Five "MUST DOs" on the First Day of School

Five "Must Dos" on the first day of school: There are a whole lot of fun things to do on that first day, but these are 5 things I'll make sure happen every first day!

This list of random teaching supplies contains unique, but totally functional things you can wear or use in your classroom! Great for the back to school season or ANY time in your elementary classroom.

Totally Random Teaching Supplies You NEED! - HoJo

This list of random teaching supplies contains unique, but totally functional things you can wear or use in your classroom! Great for the back to school season or ANY time in your elementary classroom.

Learn new teaching classroom procedures & expectations with this informative post on my blog with a FREE download! It covers classroom set up, the first days of the school year, your first classroom assessment, having patience especially if students forget things, refreshers for when they do & how to prevent problems in the first place. Learn how to teach, review, enforce & assess classroom procedures! Use these helpful tools in a classroom. Make sure to grab the FREEBIE!

Teaching Classroom Procedures and Expectations

Your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classroom or home school students will love being able to do math puzzles during the school year. Check out this apple puzzle for your August and September back to school needs. Your students can practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division math skills. Plus get a FREE download at the blog post to test out the puzzle game format. Great for math centers! {first, second, third, fourth, fifth graders, freebie, homeschool, BTS, B2S}

Math Puzzles for Elementary Students

Get your kids talking, lower students affective filters, and help start building relationships with these First Day Jitters Conversation Cubes. Two cubes included! Come back and visit often for more resources and freebies!

Get your kids talking, lower students' affective filters, and help start building relationships with these First Day Jitters Conversation Cubes. Two cubes included! Come back and visit often for more resources and freebies!

Find out how one coach has learned to start the sports season off the right way and how this can be used in ANY classroom by teachers as well!

How to Start The Sports Season Off The Right Way - HoJo

Find out how one coach has learned to start the sports season off the right way and how this can be used in ANY classroom by teachers as well!

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Back to School Freebies

Time 4 Freebies for Back to School- with all the back to school shopping teachers do, teachers nee some FREEBIES too.

This is a GREAT Back to School Center for the first days of school! Students will match the correct school supply picture with the corresponding word. If you intend to use Magic Square Puzzles in the classroom during the year, this is a GREAT way to introduce them to your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students! Plus they're FREE! (second, third, fourth, & fifth grade) - {Then grab your FREE Addition Magic Square Puzzles at www.bit.ly/FreeMagicSquares to get even more engaging, hands-on fun!}

FREE Back to School Game

This is a GREAT Back to School Center for the first days of school! Students will match the correct school supply picture with the corresponding word. If you intend to use Magic Square Puzzles in the classroom during the year, this is a GREAT way to intro

What teacher would't like to have a pretty bouquet of flowers on their first day back to school? This DIY Back to School Teacher Gift is easy to make and inexpensive, but will be sure to bring out a smile.

Back to School Teacher Gift

What teacher would't like to have a pretty bouquet of flowers on their first day back to school? This DIY Back to School Teacher Gift is easy to make and inexpensive, but will be sure to bring out a smile.

Are you looking for fall or autumn math centers to help your 3rd & 4th grade students master their multiplication math facts? These Math Multiplication Apple Puzzles are great for fall math centers, review, early and fast finishers, enrichment, GATE, & critical thinking skills. Students with special needs also do well with these once they understand the concept. Any student that needs a lesson in perseverance will benefit from these puzzles. {third & fourth grade} $

Back to School Math Centers: Multiplication Apple Puzzles

Are you looking for fall or autumn math centers to help your 3rd & 4th grade students master their multiplication math facts? These Math Multiplication Apple Puzzles are great for fall math centers, review, early and fast finishers, enrichment, GATE, & critical thinking skills. Students with special needs also do well with these once they understand the concept. Any student that needs a lesson in perseverance will benefit from these puzzles. {third & fourth grade} $

Student Interest Survey: Getting to Know Your Students

Getting to Know Your Students' Interests

Get to know your students with a student interest survey. Use it at the beginning of the school year, after breaks, or open house and meet the teacher nights. If you get to meet your students before the next school year, this would be helpful too!

Birthday Tags and New Student Welcome Cards FREEBIE

Help every student in your classroom to feel special and important with these fun, colorful Birthday Tags and New Student Welcome Cards! I& even included ideas for use and photo examples to help you get started! This FREE packet includes:

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