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Each year you teach, students add their fingerprints in a new color! How colorful and beautiful will this be when you've been teaching for a long time!

More Than a Worksheetfrom More Than a Worksheet

freebie friday and good character bingo

Great anchor chart for the beginning of the year to create with students.

Have student wrinkle up the paper heart (not tearing it) and then try to flatten it out. Discuss how words or actions can harm a heart and take time to heal.... Good first week of school activity

Beginning of the Year: Get to know your students with I can statements to find out their favorite things to do. Could also substitute the "I" for their name!

Balancing Homefrom Balancing Home

Classroom Fingerprint Tree: Perfect Classroom Gift for Teacher Appreciation or the End of the Year

Classroom Fingerprint Tree- perfect gift for teacher appreciation or the end of the year. Free printable from http://www.balancinghome.com

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Inside My Head

A great idea for the beginning of the school year from: Inside My Head | Milk and Cookies

I love to write my introduction letter each year ( just tweak it year to year, really). It gets some of my anxiety out and helps me to consider the students who will be in my classes.

Thought this was a good idea to keep all the colors color cordinated and organized! And if they happen to get mixed up, well the student who finishes early or the one who needs something to do can organize them for you! 4309

Teach123 - Tips for Teachersfrom Teach123 - Tips for Teachers

Small Bites and Movement

Cut a file folder into strips. The shorter the attention span, the smaller you will cut the strips. I cut this one into 3 parts. Students open 1 flap at a time and always begin at the top and work their way down. Students complete the work that they can see when a flap is open.