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    six questions to ask your kids on the first day of school?

    Teachers Are Terrific!: Great first day of school activity for setting classroom norms. I've seen this with what do you need from your teacher, but I like it with classmates as well.

    Alternative to Class-Yes?

    Guess Who activity for the first week of school

    Monday Made It {Beach Ball Activity} I made this and I just changed the questions. I found the ball at Target for about $1.50. Easy and inexpensive!

    Adventures of a 3rd Grade Teacher: Six Classroom Questions

    Such a great idea for the first week of school.

    Great ideas for the beginning of the school year!

    ECR4Kids 15 Drawer Mobile Organizer The small drawers could say mon-fri, copy, grade, file, and the big drawers could be different subjects and the materials needed for the week/day for that subject

    First Day (or week) of School Activities. I really like "Can You Save Fred" From: Teaching With a Mountain View: First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

    All Hands In display in a 5th grade classroom. Kids told all about themselves using their hand shape and we hung it around the room. This really was a fun and easy project for the first week of school.

    Back To School Idea

    Back to School

    great idea It can be soooo time consuming to answer the questions...Can we use markers?, Do we turn this in?, Is this a talking activity? I love using these assignment choice signs to answer those questions without me doing the work. Once I give directions for an activity, I quickly place checks and X's by the cards and my students know exactly where to look for the answer.

    Shows students exactly what being a good listener means.

    37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks

    "Give Me a . and a ?" at the end of a lesson.  Students have to write a quick statement about what they've learned and question they are not sure about. If they don't have a question they can create a quiz question.

    After School Routine Checklist- would be good to have one to keep me on track. Good post for a new teacher.

    Get To Know You

    Fun "get to know me" activity for the first few days of school---that gets kids moving! Freebie! :)