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Name Activity:Peekaboo Guess Who? Template for Class ABC Lift the Flap Book
Make your own class lift-the-flap book! Kids LOVE a lift-the-flap book with their own picture in it. A great project for the beginning of the school year.
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.
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
First week.... I let my kids paint a self portrait then I write their name in bold back marker and place it on the wall so they never have to ask how to spell a classmate's name.....they love it. AND....I just use the long construction paper....no copies!
Teach children how to be a great friend - great poem to introduce to school age children in understanding friendship.