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Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker: A book about the importance of listening. A definite read during the first week of school :) (Books That Heal Kids)

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First Day Jitters :)

Picture Books About Community Helpers

Booktopia has First Day Jitters, Turtleback School & Library by Julie Danneberg. Buy a discounted Hardcover of First Day Jitters online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

Getting to know you activity. This is perfect to go over bubble maps at the beginning of the year. :)

Cute idea to use with Kevin Henke's Chrysanthemum. I typically read Chrysanthemum the first week, talk about bullying/unkind words.

1st Day of School- a good way to hear what they did over the summer and to get ideas on what they are looking forward to that school year

First Grade Honey Bunch: Goodbye Summer - Hello School Why not do the reverse for the end of the year- Good-bye School, Hello Summer!

5 Habit - Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood ...

Turn and Talk Tips Poster - use early in the year to set up 'turn and talk' and then a great display.

FRIEND-used this acronym/idea when teaching activity day girls..worked well, good discussion

FRIEND-used this acronym/idea when teaching activity day girls.worked well, good discussion Good for social skills!

great idea to hear what students need from me at the beginning of the year - could also make a chart for what I need from the students (leave up all year long)

What Kind of Teacher Do You Want? anchor chart to begin year I think this would piggy back nicely with a What Kind of Student Do I Want? anchor chart (They give me what they think I want and I add so in if needed.

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shoe tying club to go with Pete the cat, free printable writing sheets

The Bubbly Blonde: Steppin' Into a New Year Craftvitiy {beginning of the year/end of the year} Shoe Tying Club

Yes! David and his rules. I am SO doing this next year!

Who doesn't like, the NO DAVID books? Pinner said:Beginning of school. This would even work in middle school. My kids love the David books (yes, I take them from my to share with my graders!

My Mouth Is a Volcano!: Julia Cook, Carrie Hartman: 9781931636858: Books - Amazon.ca

My Mouth Is a Volcano! I like this book because it helps establish boundaries and an understanding of blurting out. Sometimes my own mouth feels like a volcano:)

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