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    • Emily Bruning

      First Day Graph - can do happy/sad or happy/scared to coincide with Kissing Hand #school #class #teachers #newteachers #classroom #firstday

    • Lorrie Marbenas

      use this with the book "First Day Jitters". Another great idea from Third Grade Thinkers

    • Just Ask Judy

      Third Grade Thinkers: First Day of School Feelings Graph

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    perfect to go with the first day activities with the Kissing Hand I do each year!


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    This is a good way to introduce students and build community in the classroom. It is good for the beginning of the year so students can feel welcome and get to know each other.

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    **The Bandaid Lesson - great!** Lesson to explain differentiation to more "that isn't fair" after this demonstration! Good first day of school lesson, love!

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