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    20 First Day of School Activities and Resources for Students and Teachers!

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    20 Three-Minute Brain Breaks | Minds in Bloom

    I need to do this. How many times did I get called up at 8:45 being told that a new student was coming up to my room in five minutes? New Student Packets - this teacher makes 5 extra of everything at the beginning of the school year so that when a new student comes midyear, she has a name tag, beginning of the year info, labels for folders/journals, etc. for the student. Good planning!

    Top Tips for the First Days of School

    A great story about waiting your turn to speak and listening

    I Have, Who Has? Alphabet Game

    FREE Dolch Words & Phrases Book This is a black & white booklet I make for all of my students each year. It contains all 11 lists of the Dolch Sight Words plus the Dolch Phrases for the students to practice at home.

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    First Day of School Activities

    First day of school smart board lesson (.notebook file). Lots of starting the year activities.

    A Prayer for the First Day of School--- LOVE THIS ....... every teacher needs to say this each day !!!!

    First Days of School Activity Pack/change topics to music related things

    This is a fun activity to do in the early days of school. My students love it and always want to play it more than once. Basically, each student ...

    Great comprehensive plan for the first day/week of school - includes resources!

    20 End of the Year Reflection Questions

    first day of school - name map (with pictures of things you love)

    from teacher to student