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    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Class Book {Freebie Printable} Download

    This looks like a great book to start the year off! Hilarious! What third grader doesn't use too much glue?

    Have students write their name on a class chart on the first day! Save until the end of the year and do it again on the last day to show growth!

    The kissing hand art project for first day...maybe send home and have parents draw the return to school the next day

    Super Hero Theme - Popsicle Stick Superheroes - Kid Craft -SWAP???- "I'm a Girl Scout what's your superpower?!" Add pigtails?

    transportation crafts

    cute way to display classroom work... make paper in shape of clouds and call "Proud Clouds" have students hang work they're especially proud of

    Simple number sense Math games..great for beg. of year!


    Name Anchor Chart for the beginning of the year

    Create a photo book of famous structures from around the world to use in your block center. Great for kindergarten, preschool, and homeschool classrooms! Includes a link for a free 30-page structure book!

    Spelling and Phonics - Step by Step

    Guided Reading Center A teacher shares her tips on how to rotate students into a guided reading center, and how to set the right tone and atmosphere so kids stay focused.

    Classroom organization

    Classroom Finds From the Hardware Store - really great ideas on this blog post. Check it out!

    Someone was JUST asking about painting plastic crates. Monday Made it! First time trying spray paint! Tips to help you become a pro at spray painting plastic.

    We did these in work on writing this week and my students LOVED them. They got so creative!

    .tissue paper carnations

    Books and on line games to begin to teach money

    cute money song

    money...and free...

    Money: Having Fun With Coins! #Free 10 pages These are cute free money worksheets that would be appropriate for most ages.

    For when we start teaching money in 1st grade so our kids can do well on STAR even though money is not in our standards to teach in 1st....

    Song, "Today is..." would be cute to do with students every morning before starting class to help them learn days of the week