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**The Bandaid Lesson - great!** Lesson to explain differentiation to students...no more "that isn't fair" after this demonstration!  Good first day of school lesson, love!

**The Bandaid Lesson - great!** Lesson to explain differentiation to students...no more "that isn't fair" after this demonstration! Good first day of school lesson, love!

First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

Why not break out the M for a special back-to-school icebreaker treat? Here is a fun back to school ice breakers for students and/or staff development.

Adorable. Make first week of school and have hanging on classroom door for beginning of the year. Create seasonal wreaths using different colors.

Adorable. Make first week of school and have hanging on classroom door for beginning of the year. Create seasonal wreaths using different colors.

FREE! I put these tags on each student desk as a reminder of what to do in the morning when they come in from the buses.  They are a great pictoral and w...

FREE! I put these tags on each student desk as a reminder of what to do in the morning when they come in from the buses. They are a great pictoral and w...

A few years ago, Mailbox magazine suggested using paint stir sticks for name tags on tables or desks. They recommended painting one half red (for first name) and the other yellow (for last name). That was too time consuming but I did like how the sticks lasted all year. Now I simply spray paint the sticks yellow (use a glossy finish--Rust-oleum Gloss Protective Enamel works great!). To make a good idea even better, I use Velcro to attach the sticks to my tables. Many more neat tips on this…

A few years ago, Mailbox magazine suggested using paint stir sticks for name tags on tables or desks. They recommended painting one half red (for first name) and the other yellow (for last name). That was too time consuming but I did like how the sticks lasted all year. Now I simply spray paint the sticks yellow (use a glossy finish--Rust-oleum Gloss Protective Enamel works great!). To make a good idea even better, I use Velcro to attach the sticks to my tables. Many more neat tips on this…