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Would you rather ... great first day get to know you activity. #firstdayofschool #carsondellosa

I would need to change for junior high but I love this idea for I go over the syllabus the first few days of school... Would definitely help them pay attention!

Great Ideas for the First Day of School like...make your syllabus different from the other 6 they'll get, activities to help kids get to know each other (and help you get to know them), a great first day math activity.

ALL ABOUT ME FREEBIE! - this is great for FIRST week of school - so fun!! Repinned by SOS Inc. Resources pinterest.com/sostherapy/.

LOVE THiS! M&M's and 7up on the First Day: Consequences, Writing, and Learning About Your Students

How to use Pixar Short Films to quickly master Plot. 10 highly engaging short films to study plot and the story elements. “Burn-E” “Day & Night” “Dug’s Special Mission” “For the Birds” “Geri’s Game” “Knick Knack” “Lifted” “Partly Cloudy” “Presto” “Tin Toy” Enjoy the Pixar Short Films Study! 1,924 Downloads so far...

use dvd cases with solid paper for mini "white" boards...everybody gets a glove/sock/etc. for an eraser to store inside the case.

dr seuss classroom door - Google Search... Decorations for reading station :-)

great idea for hopes and dreams at beginning of year

Good to have in your back pocket! :)

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Area and Perimeter game for 2 or 3 players. Each player chooses a color pencil they will use in the game. Players take turns rolling the dice, using the numbers that they rolled to draw the perimeter of a rectangle or square & writing the area in the middle of the shape. Game ends when players run out of room to draw. Winner is the player who has used the largest area/most squares.

Awesome photos for writing prompts...some are a little creepy...but there are some GREAT writing prompt pictures here!

Dungeon And Dragons Baby Dice, Denny this is a MUST for your home!

Place value cups for teaching place value. Genius!

Simon Says Art...this is such an exciting idea! I can't wait to try it! ("Simon Says draw a blue circle...") Cool to see what different pictures they end up with!

Way fun way to put up odds and ends. Cut the HUGE number out of plywood, paint edge black, surface white with a wash of tan. Put hooks in for hanging coats, bags, stuff.

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Teachers - Now you will know if it's your pencil! Decorative duct tape wrapped pencils.

IS AVAILABLE FOR IPAD! Cool idea for getting students' attention without using words!

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100 pennies in a cup...see who can make a bridge to support it.

Educator Mark Phillips describes the impact of the physical environment of the classroom with tips and resources for budget improvements.