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- an eraser – mistakes are opportunities for learning
- Smarties candies – we all have different kinds of “smarts”
- a pencil – "Because I know that you are sharp!"
- a stick of gum – we are going to stick together as a team
- a Hershey kiss – we have a safe and caring classroom
- candy – we are sweet and respectful towards each other

8 unique ways to welcome students! I do a bag like this one and leave it on the students' desks for information day.

Welcome Back Poem Goodie Bag for the beginning of the school year...I would change a little, but love some of the ideas...especially the Laffy Taffy!

Welcome Back Poem Goodie Bag for the beginning of the school year, so cute! Also nice to know that some people still believe in laughter in the classroom in fifth grade because I'm not seeing it in my student teaching right now!

Back To School Packet: I used to do a trifold brochure, but I think I like this flipbook even better!

Back To School Packet

Back To School Packet. Our grade will use this so the parents/students have everything they need included in one packet. As a parent, I would LOVE this from the high school teachers.

Classroom Freebies Too: Quick Prep Student Welcome Gifts for Under $2...Get ready for Back-to-School!

Quick Prep Student Welcome Gifts for Under $2...Get ready for Back-to-School!

First Week Of School Activities... I like the idea of classmates interviewing each other. I don't think I would do this on the FIRST day... but maybe later in the week.

First Week Of School Activities

Making Memories in __ Grade.  Now this, THIS is a cool idea  classroomcollective:    Making Memories in __ Grade. “Write down anything you want the class to remember this school year. We will read the papers throughout the last week of school. (Started the first week of school. This jar is jam-packed full and we still have a few more weeks left!)

classroomcollective: “ Making Memories in __ Grade. “Write down anything you want the class to remember this school year. We will read the papers throughout the last week of school. (Started the first week of school. This jar is jam-packed full and.

Welcome back to school bags for students.

Back to School Goodie Bags for Students

Use this goodie bag tag to create fun little welcome back to school goodie bags for your students to give out on the first day of school. Include the items from the poem in the goodie bag, tie with a ribbon and attach this card {front & back}.

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Definitely need to add some of these. Memes for classroom rules and expectations. - This could be really fun for middle/high school classrooms.

Smiley fruit chews....Back to School treat.  I'm all SMILES that you are in our class.#Pin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

Back to school treat or revise the note as a Reward for when a student stays on green all week.

parent contact index cards

Parent contact index cards sent home first day of school.students bring them back and place in a binder. The Wise & Witty Teacher: Freebies! Take this even further by using the back of the index cards to log all parent contact!

Teambuilding: Tinfoil and Pipe Cleaner Challenge that your kids will love!

Teambuilding: Tinfoil and Pipe Cleaner Challenge that your kids will love!fun first day of youth, or a camp ice breaker. I love that this helps build imagination in kids!

Nerdy, Nerdy, Nerdy! - Love this door idea, plus info on how she runs Literature Circles using notebooks

What stuck with you today? Have the students write on a sticky note what they learned from todays class as an exit ticket for leaving the classroom for the day.

You may need to save this idea for next year, if you don't have pictures from the first days of school...it's a goodie!

Open House - A First Grade Grand Finale

How I've grown folder for end of year - Include pictures, reading levels, and work samples from beginning and end of year. (end of the year open house)

One Extra Degree: Catching Up With FREEBIES!

I might be a High School teacher but I am totally doing this for my kiddos. Even though I might have to make over Loads of Meet the Teacher/Open house ideas here!

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