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Back to School Night/Open House - asking for donations (of time/help or items for the classroom). Have them sign up on a sheet and take the hand home to remind them!

Saw this idea of making giant pencils out of pringles cans. Took it one step further and turned them into Box Tops collection bins.

Minds in Bloomfrom Minds in Bloom

Outsource It! 50 Ways to Utilize Classroom Volunteers

Outsource it! 50 Ways to Utilize Classroom Volunteers - This post is part of the Bright Ideas Blog Hop. Use the Link-Up at the bottom of the post to find more awesome ideas for the classroom!

Around the Kampfirefrom Around the Kampfire

You're Finally Here! {Our First Week Back}

This is the cutest back to school book EVER! You're Finally Here by Melanie Watt is the perfect little book for lots of first week fun! Visit this post to see all we did with this book! | Around the Kampfire

Universal Homework Model- interesting video from Whole Brain Teaching-research shows that homework has little to no value in elementary school, but we shouldn't totally give it up since it does prove beneficial in middle and high school.

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