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    first day of school traditions, I like the dinner the night before and Magic School Bus bringing a big bag of school supplies.

    Area math game: Roll the dice and draw the area array on your own grid - first to fill it wins. Or 2 players choose a different colored pen each.

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    50 Beginning of the Year Activities, Ideas & FREEBIES!

    If you want to make sure your students are writing strong paragraphs, use my graphic organizer and anchor chart in your classroom. It is aligned to the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts. Download it here: Common Core Writing "PEEL" Anchor Chart Use the PEEL acronym f

    A Great Classmate- is, does, says, is not anchor chart. For first week of school? 3rd Grade Thoughts: Favorite Pins Friday & A New 2nd/3rd Collaborative Blog!

    I'm Lucky to have you in my class- cute to put on their desk on the first day of school.

    Adorable "selfies" for their parents to see at conferences. Needless to say, they were a hit!

    Hang things on the wall using painter tape and hot glue. Place painter tape first and then hot glue! This may be like the most genius idea EVER!!!

    Wall baskets are a great space saver!

    What a nice way to reward positive behavior and encourage community and discussion. Perfect for the first few weeks back to school, when soooo much happens!

    Student goal setting. Great for SLCs.

    Student Goal Setting in Elementary School - nice tips and a freebie from Jessica of What I Have Learned

    Student goal planning sheet. Would maybe even be good as a "time-out" activity to have the student reflect.

    Behavior Management System- Whole brain teaching method... I need to look at this closer.

    positive behavior management tickets (used with reward catalog) Amy Dugan...she explains her behavior system. She used this instead of red, green, etc.

    Melted Bead Key chains are a fun craft that kids will really enjoy.

    I want to have an open relationships with my students and I want them to feel safe discussing any topics, including the more difficult ones like race, culture, religion, etc. I think this saying hanging in the class will foster that idea and is a good way to show your students you are a person always willing to learn and be there for them. This is part of creating a prosocial environment, as our text described in Chapter 4.

    Qr code kids. Each child's head works to link to their own site. A digital portfolio and blog

    LOVE! Self portrait hand prints - dewestudio lesson Have the students write about their year. What did they think __grade was going to be like, what was it really like? How have they grown? What new things about themselves did they learn? Fill the hands with patterns and the background with their writing.

    Using watercolor and straws students will blow paint around the head in their self portrait to imply a wild mind or just very crazy hair!

    12 Power Words anchor chart. Needs IDENTIFY too

    New look, New year!