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Pipe Cleaner Challenge

Teambuilding: Tinfoil and Pipe Cleaner Challenge that your kids will love!...fun first day of school

I LOVE how this teacher uses Word of the Day as a transition for her kids! There's an awesome video that explains this and has great Whole Brain Teaching strategies :)

The Applicious Teacherfrom The Applicious Teacher

Open House with a few FREEBIES

remind 101: App that allows you to communicate with parents/students via text/email. Would be good for quick reminders. No phone numbers are shown both ways!

Time capsule. During first week of school the capsule is filled with traced hands, self-portrait, list of favorites, three things they want to learn, and a string, cut to mark their height.

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The clean desk diagram

Hats off to teachers who teach organization and enforce clean desks! This is a life long skill that can be taught right at school. The clean desk diagram: 8 printable versions of the sign plus a 2 page mini-lesson for teaching students how to keep their desks neat. This is a fee item - but you get the idea.

Open House before first day of school Tour. Parents can follow the signs and do everything you need them to do before the first day of school. Ends with a little gift for the student and the parent to welcome them into the class. I like the idea of numbering.

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Behind the Scenes - Storing Printables

Great idea!!

Great to email or give out to students and parents at the beginning of the year introductions. Maybe have the students fill one out too to help break the ice of the first week of school.