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Even though Daily 5 is not station rotations I will definitely use this list of ideas for prompts for the students.

Fun idea for first day of class? Make hands, put their names or picture in their hand (what they want to learn that year?, favorite science subject? or something to reflect back upon) and in last week have them update their goals, and take their picture next to the poster and give them a copy of the picture at the end of class. [Source --2nd grade auction project by oliverdec, via Flickr]

Back to School Brochure: Give parents all the information they need to know on ONE sheet of paper! Instead of giving parents a packet of information at Meet the Teacher night, give them this adorable brochure. #backtoschool #brochure

Great PARENT HANDOUTS geared toward K-3rd. Send home in a Student Binder, Newsletter or hand out at Back-to-School Night or Parent/Teacher Conferences.

Welcome Back To School Classroom Door How about covering the letters in fabric to coordinate with the bulletin boards?

Backyard games for the summer! 10 ideas for activities to get your family laughing, running, and having fun around the house this summer!

Playing games is an excellent way to have fun with your family. And games get everyone outside exercising. Play these games in your backyard, at a park, on the beach, on a camping trip, wherever. So pack ‘em up and head on out!

32 Of The Best DIY Backyard Games You Will Ever Play~T~ Some great ideas for Summer fun with the kids.

12 Coolest Kid Outdoor Games I really like these! The angry birds will take some work but the children will love it!

20 Outdoor Games for Children - Our Little House in the Country #games #kidsactivities #outdoorplay

Second Grade Thrills: First Day Goal Setting

Free printables for Meet the Teacher/Back to School - Tips for Parents...How to Help My Child Succeed

Six Classroom Questions to start off the school year!

The Four Part Apology; how to help your students learn to apologize.

I have been looking for an online teacher planner. I believe Planboard is the Holy Grail.

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Movement Activities/Games-Have teacher sing every part except animals name and ask the kids what animal they think s/he described

Walking in the Jungle song for students to sing and move to. Here is the link for the movement activities: supersimplelearni...

Reach for the stars- kids can write their goals on their hand at the start of the year. LOVE this!

Desert and Rainforest Animal Sorting Activities - Use with habitats unit to have students sort animals by their habitat Free

Rain Forest ~ Fun facts and matching practice page

Paper towel roll rainsticks - great craft, used for the rainforest theme... would work well with the weather study as well.