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First Day/WEEk and Last Day of School ideas

First Day/WEEk and Last Day of School ideas

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Free All About me Jigsaw puzzle in a few different formats!

Jigsaw puzzle templates FREE downloads

Hats off to teachers who teach organization and enforce clean desks! This is a life long skill that can be taught right at school. The clean desk diagram: 8 printable versions of the sign plus a 2 page mini-lesson for teaching students how to keep their desks neat. This is a fee item - but you get the idea.

The clean desk diagram

Back-To-School activity

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Super cute editable name tags with personalized clip art kids. My first grade students went crazy over these name tags! $

Really- you think that's clean? Try again! - The Cornerstone

This freebie goes along with the book Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker by Christianne C. Jones. It is an adorable little story about an owl who likes to talk, but soon learns that listening is important too. A link to the digital read aloud on YouTube is provided in this freebie. Three quick writes about listening are included (You choose which fits your class best!): I listen when... It is important to listen when... I listen and show respect when...

FREEBIE Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker Quick Write

Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum!

1st day of school activity while I wait for my kids to arrive.

  • Michelle Alford
    Michelle Alford

    can you please provide me with the paper copy? Thanks in advance.

book for the first day of school

This is a 'fair isn't always equal' book by Amy Rosenthal.


A lesson for those bossy kiddos . . . .


New Bucket-Filler book.

The Corner On Character: Will You Fill My Bucket? Giveaway

You Get What You Get and You Don't Throw a Fit! - Great to read at the beginning of the year :)

This is the sweetest story about a boy who is nervous about his first day of school.

Great books for beginning of year

The Second Grade Superkids: Must Have Picture Books!

‘Classroom Management’ anchor chart. Great for teaching the kids the respectful behavior you expect in the classroom

First Day of First Grade Awards - 4 Styles - Type or Write in!

First Day of First Grade Awards - FREE - Editable

I hope you enjoy this freebie! I love using these activities! I have a lot of them included in my book thematic packs and my Monthly Literacy and M...

Label It and Write About it! {FREEBIE}

I LOVE the idea of having breakfast for students to eat on the first day of school!

Middle School Math Rules!: First Day of School

Happy Back to School! If you like to read Chrysanthemum to your students, grab this Stick Puppet FREEBIE for a fun reading comprehension craftivity!

1st day of school picture idea

Clean Desk Diagram

Pwhatley's Weblog

Back to School Free Printable!

Amanda's Parties TO GO: Back to School Free Printable!

Special Delivery! A writing activity for the first week! AWESOME!!!!!

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: First Week's Fun