Recipe for success- first day of school activity. So actually made me tear up when reading the recipe for success! Doing this for sure!

1st day of school - names with torn paper and would take them a little bit of time so you could put supplies away!

Check out this teacher's cool "Recipe for Success" idea that she shared with her students on the first day of school. What a great way to motivate kids to learn right off the bat... Awesome teachers are awesome.

Teambuilding: Tinfoil and Pipe Cleaner Challenge that your kids will love!

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Warm Fuzzy Jar! When students are caught being kind they get a "warm fuzzy".

i like this as a first day gift for my kids. Reminder that it's ok to make mistakes. I think I will add a note before wrapping "It's OK to make mistakes, as long as you make the effort to correct them."

Building a classroom community is very important and is an indicator of success. Icebreakers and other activities are important to implement during the first days of a new school year. It is important for all students to feel welcome and a part of their small community which actually a part of an even bigger one. Feeling comfortable will help create resilient learners that have confidence in sharing their ideas without fear of being judged.

Love this idea for a first day of school goodie bag!

Ice cube trays

1st Day of School pictures...have the student write his/her name on the chalkboard:)

Make a binder for each month of the school year with ideas

First Day of School Activity

First day of school picture idea for teachers/new students.

back to school craftivity..."my goal for second grade" patterns off on colored paper...cut, glue, write

Beginning of the school year art project!

7/1/12: This blog talks a lot about how this teacher uses only 1 IPad in the classroom. This could be useful if I could get one to use in my classroom!

Great classroom organization tip! Put bulletin board numbers or words on large rings--everything flips. No more boxes/files to store extra numbers or words. Make a few blank cards on the rings too, so you can change things up when necessary.

Introducing the Student-Led Classroom to my students

Montessori activity trays at AlenaSani homeschool and early education supply store.