This blog has great ideas for learning expectations and rules at the beginning of the year-she starts the year with empty shelves, then adds them as the students learn how to use them correctly. I have done this and it really helps Cafeteria Expecting, Anchors Charts Behavior, Teachers Behavior Charts, Helpful Charts For Kids, Behavior Anchors Charts, Classroom Management, Beginnings Schools Years Ideas, Schools Rules Anchors Charts, Schools Cafeteria
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This super-cute backpack craft and learning activity is a great way to build community with your students! It also helps students develop the criti...
Teach children how to be a great friend - great poem to introduce to school age children in understanding friendship.
This is a great family activity to do before school starts! Parents lead your children to discuss what makes a good friend and make the chart together. Throughout the year when friendship issue arise, refer back to this list to help your child process the makings of a good friendship. Parents can share stories of their friendships and what made the friendship special.
Print on card stock. Have kid draw picture of self on back. Cut out and put pieces in Baggie. Take home self expression activity!
First week of school time capsule- stamp & date their itty handprints, measure their height with yarn, and have them fill out a little first day info sheet with their self portrait on the back. Then save 'till the last day of school and have them open it and do the exact same activity! I was thinking maybe to hold it until graduation. :)
Cool Bulletin Board idea to "spotlight" a student or famous person. I would do both. Maybe every week a different actor, playwright, designer, etc to research to extra credit or a weekly report, and every now and then a student, to make them feel special having been up on the same wall as a big name.