Setting high expectations for students and making them clear to students: It is important to have students involved in establishing the classroom rules. I love how the students signed the bottom of this "Classroom Rules" as if it were a contract that they were binded to It makes it more official. If I were to incorporate this in my classroom, I might have the students write out the list so that it feels more important to them.
Magic Dough and lab report for the first day of school! - WITH colorful tags or labels that have an adorable poem attached. Directions for making the magic dough, as well as a general lesson plan is included, too! Your kids will have SO much fun with this activity during the first week of school. Perfect for back to school season.