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    One of the best parent contact forms! You are right! I've already made one for myself and will be sharing it with my colleagues.

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    The {4th Grade} Journey: Back to School Freebie!

    Young Teacher Love: Beginning of the Year Team Building Updates! Ice breaker for first days of school???

    Classroom Procedure Checklist for the Start of the Year - FREE

    Classroom Scavenger Hunt - This could be a great start-of-year activity with some creative questions. Maybe also and end of the year activity: students make one for next year's class

    Beginning of the year activity - could be changed around to work for gs... as a little reminder for some of them.

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

    respect - perfect to go along with my respect secret student


    Visual lesson plans for back to school!

    Mrs D's Corner: Back to School & Parent Involvement

    Setting the Tone in the First 10 Minutes of the First Day of School- a simple idea to start the year off right! LOVE this post!

    Mandy's Tips for Teachers: First Day of School Lessons! Absolutely LOVE these 1st day plans. I especially like the large grocery bags for all supplies (deal with them on day 2). I am definitely reworking my 1st day plan ideas!

    beginning of the year procedures checklist

    Six Classroom Questions to start off the school year!

    Back-to-school read-alouds

    At open house parents put their wish for the year in it.... Tells a lot.

    back to school night brochures

    Great idea for the beginning of the school year. I can't wait to try this with my students!

    back to school night ideas

    Back to school night

    Fun, free and educational websites - Great list to share with parents.

    Bookmark Corner Characters- I love this! ~This would be great to do the first day of school after you go over classroom rules and such. Let the students know you want them to read--but not "hurt" the books by dog ear'ing the page.

    Back to school night