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Really cute classroom use of wordle!

Teach adjectives and then have kids create their t-shirt. great for back to school night display Hello Literacy: A Packed Week of Learning

Using stations on the first day of school sets the tone for the year. Show students that they will be out of their seats, engaged in learning, and collaborating with classmates in your classroom. These six stations, some group tasks and some independent tasks, are intended for completion within a 45-minute period. These stations can be used in any subject or grade level, and all of the station directions and activities can be edited to fit the needs of your classroom.

First Day of School Stations - Back to School Activity

First Day of School Stations - Back to School Activity Using stations on the first day of school sets the tone for the year. Show students that they will be out of their seats, engaged in learning, and collaborating with classmates in your

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Open House - A First Grade Grand Finale

How I've grown folder for end of year - Include pictures, reading levels, and work samples from beginning and end of year. (end of the year open house)

All About Me Pennant Banner (Back to School)This is fun back to school activity I made for my students to complete on the first day of school. The download includes 2 versions - color or black & whiteStudents fill in:namebirthdayage Their favorites:foodcoloranimalsubject, and what they want to be when they grow up.Students can also draw or paste a self-portrait.This pennant banner makes a cute bulletin board or classroom display!Thank you for visiting my store!FOLLOW ME to receive the lat...

All About Me Pennant Banner (Back to School)This is fun back to school activity I made for my students to complete on the first day of school.

Love this List!! 20 Things You Can Do In (About) 10 Minutes For A Smoother Running Classroom. Really simple and fast but with long lasting effects. #'s 14, 15 and 18!

AMAZING IDEAS-Love this List! 20 Things You Can Do In (About) 10 Minutes For A Smoother Running Classroom. Really simple and fast but with long lasting effects.

This is a fabulous way to get your students to familiarize themselves with all the different areas in the classroom.  I use this as an engaging act...

This is a fabulous way to get your students to familiarize themselves with all the different areas in the classroom. Also a great first day of school (wasting time bc you're finished with the rules) idea. For Pre-K I would use pictures with words.

creating the tallest cup tower: a STEM challenge

Creating the Tallest Cup Tower: A STEM Challenge

Corkboard Connections: Creating the Tallest Cup Tower: A STEM Challenge - First week back to school

First week of school ideas (for older grades) -- great teaching blog to follow as well

On the first day of school I write my kids a letter telling about myself, and then their task is to write a letter back to me. It gives the kids something simple to do while I deal with parents, school supplies and any other first day hiccups. The letters

"Shout Out Wall" - students share their triumphs in school, in after school programs, or anywhere else!

This is a "Shout Out Wall" where students can shout out their success in school, home, work or activities (picture only)- I can turn this into a bulletin board LOVE this idea!

First Day activity - Make something from play dough, then write about it in your writing journal.  Great activity to do while teacher takes up supplies, etc. Teaching Happily Ever After

Teaching Happily Ever After: Back to school/first day of school- have wax paper and play doh on students desk. They make something with their play doh then draw and write about it

Directions for using a green screen to create classroom movies. LOVE this idea!

Summer Fun Movie How to easily use green screen technology in your class. FOR FREE (just need green butcher paper and iMovie) This is a great tutorial!

SMARTboard (ease into first day of school) "First Day of School! First Day of School!" Even high schoolers would love this!

First Day of School Video SMARTboard (ease into first day of school) "First Day of School! First Day of School!" Even high schoolers would love this!

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