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Classroom ABC's to send home at the beginning of the year! Could be easily adapted for therapy. Repinned by SOS Inc. Resources. Follow all our boards at http://Pinterest.com/sostherapy for therapy resources.

Classroom ABC's for beginning of the year parent letter or Meet the Teacher Night

A Day in the Life of a Classroom Teacher: classroom ABC

for back to school night#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

Classroom ABC's...packet for Back To School Night?

for back to school night classroom abc's

for back to school night

good idea

A Day in the Life of a Classroom Teacher

A Day in the Life of a Classroom Teacher: Search results for classroom ABC

end of year countdown -- I can't believe the year is almost over!

end of year countdown...will have to modify a bit...but cute idea!#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

End of year countdown idea. I will have to add a few of these to our abc countdown

ABC Countdown... to be altered for VPK for 2013. Cute idea!

For all my PreK and K teacher pals. Cute idea.

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ABC end of year countdown....what a cute idea!

End of year countdown ideas

end of the year ideas

Cool idea

Classroom Voice Levels

Management Monday: Classroom Voice Levels ... blog has other super classroom ideas!

Classroom Voice Levels chart, which may come in handy for noisy classroom days!

Classroom voice level chart! A must have for any elementary teacher.

classroom management idea Chart for voice levels @Kate Maloney

Management Monday: Classroom Voice Levels teacher-stuff

classroom management idea: Voice levels

Whew, it has been a busy few days, but I know that when I am busy--I am getting a lot done, so busy is never a bad thing! I have managed to get a few more things accomplished for next year and I am definitely ready to implement them! One of my favorites is something I used last year, but I found a new and improved version that I think will work great for my kids! Voice Levels is something great to incorporate in the classroom for classroom management. Last year, I hung mine on the board and used a clothes pin to move the voice levels up and down! However, I love the new and improved one pictured below! I think I just like the phrases they use! Spy Talk is GREAT! Getting kids to understand the concept of whispering is impossible sometimes! I think they will have fun with "Spy Talk"--hopefully not too much fun though! :) I used one of these last year and it worked great! The key is to introduce it at th beginning of the year and use it OFTEN. If it goes by the wayside then the kids won't respect it. :) Another WONDERFUL goodie I found, downloaded, and already printed of is Month by Month Poems it is free and wonderful! We do a poem of the week at our school for our 3rd and 4th graders! We actually don't usually start at the beginning of the year but I think I will go ahead and start reading these in September! They are very cute and it is never to early to start teaching something! I put mine in a notebook in page protectors so I can pull them out and put them on the ELMO (document camera) for the kids to see while I read them! I am also in the process of making a notebook for each member of my 3rd grade ELA team and our Curriculum Interventionist (basically our Wonder Woman!) :) Never pass up an opportunity to do a nice thing for someone, they will appriciate it! I love the clipart of everything that goes with it! What a wonderful resource! (Just a heads up also--if you are new to teaching 3rd or 4th, perhaps a first year teacher or just never taught upper grades...poems are HUGE for preparing for the STAAR test.) Even if you don't teach 3rd--this is adorable! So enjoy!

A few years ago, our school implemented "voice levels" as a way to help at assemblies, in hallways, and within our classrooms. This has really helped with consistency across the grade levels and made the first few weeks of school even easier when introducing these concepts. In our school, if a teacher needs to get students' attention, he/she will hold up our hand in the shape of a zero. If kids are working in small groups and are getting a little noisy, I would hold up two fingers to remind them it was "Voice Level 2". When we create presentation rubrics, we always include "Voice Level 3" as an area to focus on. In the beginning of the year, when we are making our Daily 5 Anchor Charts around expectations, Voice Levels 0, 1, and 2 always make an appearance. I have loved thinking of Voice Level 1 (whisper) as "Spy Talk"! In the past, I have used the fingers-on-the-voicebox trick~ if it vibrates, it's not Voice Level 1~ but the idea of talking like a spy is soooooo much more fun! This year, I ask my Teacher's Assistant to help be my Voice Level Monitor. If they feel it is getting too noisy, they will assist me in showing the appropriate voice level with our finger(s). Here is the file for the poster (I recently changed over my font, so it looks slightly different). **UPDATE 12/13/13: If you like this idea, you will love my new Voice Levels Management Pack available on TpT! Be sure to download the Preview to see everything that's included and read my updated post HERE for more info! Enjoy!

Voice Levels Should be displayed in the classroom and be referred back to before starting any activities. Helps students always be aware of their noise level. Anchor Charts,Cool for School,Kinder goodies!,School,School

Parent Volunteer

Parent Volunteer Info Form...love this! Our parent population is always wanting to volunteer so this would be a great way to check their interest.

Parent Volunteer Info Form...it gives the teacher the opportunity to prep projects for parents to do when they are expected in the classroom so I'm not scrambling

Parent Volunteer Info Form. List of possible jobs a volunteer can do in the classroom

Parent Volunteer Info Form - I want to modify this for children's ministry!

Parent Volunteer Info Form and other great first grade information

Mrs. Kincaid's First Grade: Delegating to Parent Volunteers

Parent Volunteer Info Form i like this. may edit it some

classroom management-Parent Volunteer Info Form

classroom volunteer

in our classroom we...

Simplifying classroom rules This is a very simple, nice classroom poster or a reminder to teach your kids at home to help the teacher!

Classroom Management- At the start of the year the teacher and students should come up with the rules of the class. The teacher should keep them posted for the students to see. The teacher should remind the students to look at the display throughout the year, so that the students remember the expectations for their behavior. If a student does not follow one of the rules, the teacher should let them know that not only was their choice wrong, but against the classroom rules.

classroom norms - maybe for my teacher friends @Kate Murray

Great for setting classroom expectations.

Classroom Norms - good poster ideas

Classroom poster idea

Classroom Norms 5th grade,Classroom,Classroom ideas,I'll Be A Teacher When I Grow Up,School,School stuff,

Simplifying classroom rules This is a very simple, nice #classrules poster Classroom Inspiration,Early Childhood Education Teaching Ideas/ Teaching Ideas,Education,For the Classroom,My Classroom,School,School Ideas,Schoo

Are you ready for the new school year? I return to work on Tuesday, but I know a lot of you have already begun the 2013-2014 school year. Those of you who are new teachers will benefit from that tab at the top, so take a look and let me know what you would like to see here. Here are a few more posts to make your year great: 10 Places to Find Back to School Templates 15 Sites for Classroom Management Templates and Forms 20 Places to Find Award and Certificate Templates 22 Resources to Teach About September 11 24 Places to Find Bulletin Board Display Ideas 40 Ways to Obtain Information on Grants and Grant Writing 136 Interactive Educational Games By Subject Area Holiday Resources From September to June Icebreakers for the Start of the School Year This particular post will be added to the FREE page listed at the top of the blog. Links with a * indicate those I found from Joyce Valenza's super post here. 9 Steps to Create a Classroom Poster Using Google Docs 40 Retro Library Posters- my post from last year *288 FREE Classroom Posters- from the Busy Teachers; contains infographics, posters for all grade levels *Big 6 Posters- from Franklin/Chow Brainy Betty's Free Posters- includes posters for orchestra, band, track *Common Sense Media- digital literacy posters Free Classroom Posters- from Teach With Me, covers math, science, alphabet, much more Free Mini Posters- from Scholastic; 4 posters Google Image Search- millions of results for large images; different worded search here *Jan Brett's (author) Classroom Signs- animals on the posters; for younger grades; about 20 posters Make Your Own Classroom Poster- use any photo-editing program *Motivational Posters- 9 posters Motivator- create your own motivational poster NASA's Posters for Teachers and Students- K-Higher Education *NEA Bullying Prevention Kit Peanut Free Classroom Posters- from Allergy Free Table Poster My Wall- choose from their poster designs and modify them or start from one of their templates. Downloads are free, but the better quality downloads cost $$ Printable Classroom Signs- from Freeology; about 4 pages includes quotes from famous people Poster Street- 12 posters for younger grade teachers Science Method Printables Southern Poverty Law Center- provided by a partnership of Teaching Tolerance, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and Facing History and Ourselves. TeacherVision Posters- 233 pages of posters cover grades K-12 (they tell you the grade) *Turn a Quote into a Masterpiece

Welcome back pack sent to kids before school! SO CUTE! Mrs. Miner's Kindergarten Monkey Business: Welcome Back Letters

The Night Before School jitter glitter poem- I think the last line is missing the word wait. Cute idea!

Welcome back pack sent to kids before school! SO CUTE! Mrs. Miner's Kindergarten Monkey Business: Welcome Back Letters # Pin++ for Pinterest #

Mrs. Miner's Kindergarten Monkey Business: Welcome Back Letters

Mrs. Miner's Kindergarten Monkey Business: Jitter Glitter Poem

before school gifts

Mrs. Miner's Kindergarten Monkey Business: Welcome Back to School Letter Packet FREEBIE

Mrs. Miner's Kindergarten Monkey Business

Mrs. Miner's Kindergarten Monkey Business: back to school

Parent Survey - I send one of these home with my parents every year the first day of school. It helps you get to know your new parents as well as your new students.

Parent Survey - I send one of these home with my parents every year the first day of school. It helps you get to know your new parents as well as your new students. Check out the website to see more

The Teachers' Cauldron: Parent Survey. Parents. Communication. Parent communication. Parent teacher communication. Beginning of the year. First day of school.

The Teachers' Cauldron: Parent Survey and "Time Capsule" sheets for 1st day of school and last day of school

parent survey The Teachers' Cauldron: First Days of the Year...and Freebies!

The Teachers' Cauldron: Parent Survey.... I like this as a jumping point.

The Teachers' Cauldron: Parent Survey......Great for 1st day of school.

The Teachers Cauldron: Parent Survey#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

The Teachers' Cauldron: Parent Survey for beginning of the year

First Days of the Year...and Freebies! Parent Student Survey

for back-to-school night!

Open House Night: Thanks for Popping In! This will be perfect with my "Hollywood" Theme!

Idea for Open House or Parent Conference attach with bag unpopped microwave pop corn

Classroom Freebies: Thanks for Popping In for parents on open house night

Microwave popcorn--to give away at Open House Night!

Idea for Open House or Parent Conference

open house gift... get out of here!!!!!

meet the teacher idea

Back to School Idea

Open house idea

The {4th Grade} Journey: Back to School Freebie!

How Well Do You Know Your Teacher? Questionaire to predict your teacher's likes Back to School Freebie!

The {4th Grade} Journey: Back to School Freebie! Get to know your teacher!

Back-to-School activity:: "How Well Do You Know Your Teacher?" FREE

How well do you know your teacher? First week of school activity

Get to know your teacher..... Back to School: Freebie!

Back to School Freebie! Get to know your teacher.

Get to know your teacher quiz

Cute back to school idea!

Teaching ideas

Beginning of the year

Down Under Teacher: Freebies-- Get to Know You Activity for back to school.

Maybe for star student or beginning of year meet the teacher

cute for a class book for the beginning of the school year!

Getting to Know you activity - Down Under Teacher: Freebies

classroom collective • Posts Tagged ‘beginning of school’

fun to send home right before school starts

Get to Know... Beginning of School Year!

beginning of school

Star student page

I'm going to be printing this form and sending it with Keleigh on her first day of 3rd grade. Even though this info is in the office, it's great for the teacher to have something on hand.

Student Information Sheet: Good idea for when parents/students come in for "meet the teacher" or the first open house. #FREE

Student Information Sheet: Good idea for when parents/students come in for Open House. Have a basket for them to 'turn them in' :)

Parent/Student Info Sheets: Would be good for back to school night!

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas!: Tuesday Teacher Tips: Documentation

student information form for parents at open house

Student Info sheet for Meet the Teacher Night

student info sheet for open house

first day of school ideas

Meet the Teacher stuff

Great back to school Night ideas

For when parents ask, what are my children learning? Perfect idea!

The First Grade Parade: Meet The Teacher Ideas & Downloads

Parent Letter ~ What is my child learning in 1st grade

**Lots of great 1st grade ideas for Back to School!

What is My Child Learning in Kindergarten.pdf

Great ideas for parent communication.

first grade beginning of school year

What is my child learning this year

Meet The Teacher Ideas & Downloads

Back to school night

This is a great parent resource with tips for parents in how they help their child succeed in school. I want to either hang this in my classroom or adopt it for my website. I really like the tip of discussing the student's school day and activities. That is a great tip in helping students retain what they learned.

How Can I Help My Child Succeed in School? Parent Tips for helping child in school

A Meet the Teacher Night Must- How Can I Help My Child Succeed in

How Can I Help My Child Succeed in School? parent handout

Parent letter about how to help child succeed in school.

Resource #9: Great idea for parent letters on BTSN.

Great idea for parent letters on BTSN.

Great for Parent Conferences

As teachers, we know the importance of parental involvement in a child's education.  Most parents truly want to know how they can help their child at home, but they need exact tips on how to do that.   These lists are perfect for sending home during the first week of school, or during Parent Teacher Conferences.  If you don't have access to a color printer, I have also added a black and white version to these printables.  They look great on colored Astrobrights paper. To download this FREEBIE, just click HERE or on any of the pictures at the top of the post. I'd love for you to leave me some feedback in my store after you download them. 3

Student Information Sheet// Loved passing out something similar to this at the beginning of the year.

Student information sheet- fill out during testing!!

Back to School form for orientation dayl

cute website with classroom freebies :)

Student Information Sheet ~Freebie

Student Information Sheet

Parent Volunteer Form

Back to School form

Classroom Management - take ownership of your actions. Will DEFINITELY use this next year. So much faster than writing a note!

Red Notes to Parents for Behavior Management and Classroom Behavior. Could make one for yellow as well. I like how it says "I chose"!

Classroom Management - important. take ownership of your actions. Printable for students who had their clip in an unacceptable level on the behavior chart.

Classroom Management Idea. Having students take responsibility for their actions. "Today I went to red because..."

Classroom Management - Printable for students who had their clip in an unacceptable level on the behavior chart.

Classroom Management - I like the wording of each misbehavior. I don't use red in my behavior management, but I should be able to adapt this.

Art Classroom Management - I like the wording of each misbehavior. classroom-ideas

behavior idea-quick to check off. Perfect!

Classroom Management - red note

Publishers :: KindergartenWorks :: Behavior Plan and Parent Notes

Great for teaching rules at the beginning of year.

Great for teaching rules at the beginning of year complete a compare and contrast to rules at home to rules at school!

Pinner says: Great for teaching rules at the beginning of year or for me I'd use it to compare/contrast elementary to middle school. Easy to do the first week and they are introduced to Venn diagrams pronto.

Tie in with reading book and writing activity when I'm gone and there is a sub.

Compare and Contrast Repin #food #love #Recipe #home #things #bake #minutes

Compare and Contrast Next weeks skill, the kids will LOVE this!

Compare / contrast our class to Miss Nelson's class

Great back to school idea! Story and venn diagram

compare contrast - open house idea

Compare and Contrast

Wish I had thought of this... maybe next year! LOVE THIS!!!

Print images of activities children do throughout the year to create a class timeline. Math/Social Studies

This could help teach timelines. Maybe incorporate number line? Print images of activities children do throughout the year to create a class timeline!! Mrs. T's First Grade Class: First Grade Timeline

Class timeline to reflect on what we've learned throughout the year or social studies / history could use this too!

Print images of activities children do throughout the year to create a class timeline!! Mrs. T's First Grade Class: First Grade Timeline Cool idea.

Class Timeline - include number line/days in school? for bulletin board near door?

Classroom Timeline... Either for class events or for social studies

1st Grade Timeline {of kiddos in activities}

Timeline idea--- hallway display

Classroom ideas

beginning of the year

Free printable labels to make a "Back to school" survival kit. So Cute for Mom's! And teacher's could just pick one or two to hand out in class if the whole kit was too much. Love this.

Back to School survival kit ~ A great little treat for the first day of school!

Find more gift ideas on http://berryvogue.com/gifts

Another Back to School Survival Kit

Back to school survival gifts

6th grade gift... gift-ideas

First Day of School Idea

Back to School treats

Student gift

Super cute for back to school night! :)

What's the buzz on your child? Open House/Back to School Night

Student survey...TOO cute!!! What's the BUZZ on your child?

Super cute for back to school night! #Classroom Decor Ideas

Super cute for back to school night! :) yay bee theme!

parent info on their child..for back to school night?

Perfect since our schools mascot is a bee

Good way to get the parents perspective

back to school parent survey