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Free tips, strategies, and activities for creating a caring classroom, right from the first day of school! This is a link up, so you'll be seeing more ideas and strategies added in the coming days!

First day of school. Did this on the second day - thought it worked better - added "My favorite part of the first day of school was..." They LOVED this!

Garbage Bowls: Whenever the class is doing a cutting activity, put a "garbage bowl" on the table. It collects paper scraps and eliminates paper on the floor.

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First Day of School Puzzle Mural

Back To School Craft and Bulletin Board Idea LOVE this idea! Each student makes a puzzle piece

Team - Classbuilding Ideas + People Hunt : Students search for classmates who have matching characteristics and record their answers on this form. An excellent activity for helping students get to know the others in the classroom. And this activity can develop student's speaking ability. A good little Icebreaker during the First Week of School.

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Back to School: Beginning of the Year Activities Pack

Back to School: Getting to Know You Activities Pack - Nicole Rios - TeachersPayTeachers.com

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Back to School: Beginning of the Year Activities Pack

Great way to reinforce classroom rules and expectations mid-year. $

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freebie friday and good character bingo

Classroom management

First day "about me by the numbers" activity. Repinned by SOS Inc. Resources. Follow all our boards at pinterest.com/sostherapy for therapy resources.