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Preparing for the next school year before the old one is done. Helps you to actually ENJOY the summer. Some great ideas and a few freebies to get you started.


Homework for First and Second Graders

FREEBIE Homework Folder label

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Back to School Open House Treat FREEBIE! (Classroom Brainstorm)

Back to School Open House Treat FREEBIE!

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Back to School {Centers, Printables & Craftivities Aligned to CCSS}

Back to School Craftivity $


Reporting Behavior in the Classroom

Progress Reports for your Friday Folders!


Procedures, Procedures

beginning of the year procedures checklist

Cleaner than the school pass, and by clipping it to their shirt sleeve they won't leave it anywhere. - For middle school, make up laminated tags (bathroom pass, office pass, nurse pass, library pass, etc.) and attach them to lanyards that can be worn around student's neck - easier to see.

A fun all about me mobile for the beginning of the year! Students pick and choose which items they want to include on their mobile. Great to hang for open house or back to school night!

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30 Classroom Procedures to Head Off Behavior Problems

List of 30 procedures to remember to teach at the start of the year.

Communication- Good Idea to put in take home folder. Also, good documentation for parents to be aware of what to expect on the report cards for behavior and effort!

This blog has great ideas for learning expectations and rules at the beginning of the year-she starts the year with empty shelves, then adds them as the students learn how to use them correctly. I have done this and it really helps

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8 Ways to Welcome Students

Welcome back to school treat bag