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Facebook door- have a laminated strip for every child and they get time to update status about something they learned, how they are feeling, what's bothering them. Great opener for further conversation.

Brilliant! Ideas for increasing family involvement in student learning. Get everyone involved- even if you're a new teacher!

I LOVE this! Classroom Facebook! What a fun writing center and at the end of the year you can collect the students' updates and send them home.

When a child is unfriendly in class, they have to pick a random act of kindness. Better than taking away recess/making say sorry.

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First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

first day of grade poem printable First Day of School Activities for Big Kids. A collection from around the Blogosphere!

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End of the Year Stars

"you were a star in our class" with a starburst @Denise Roane Finch

I LOVE this! Who doesn't like, the NO DAVID books? Pinner said:Beginning of school. This would even work in middle school. My kids love the David books (yes, I take them from my 6-year-old to share with my 8th graders!).