Use a wine rack and large cups to store markers, colored pencils... for paint markers and such.  Smart.

Ayla would love to have one of these for her crayons/ colored pencils/ markers. I'm thinking with colored cups that she can paint herself :) Use a wine rack and large cups to store markers, colored pencils. for paint markers and such.

Challenge Capsules-finish early pick one...

"Challenge capsules" for students who finish early-- keep those high achievers moving :) (ART CHALLENGE CAPSULES!) Could use plastic eggs if you don't have the capsules.

All about me bag: beginning of the year

All about me bag: beginning of the year. I have been using this all about me bag for a homework assignment for the first week of school.

All about me bag: beginning of the year I did this last year and the students loved it!

All about me bag: beginning of the year. I have been using this all about me bag for a homework assignment for the first week of school.

First week of School activity Love this!

back to school: This is set up for grade but can be used for beginning of the year discussions of expectations. I did this with very similar questions for my third graders (and added a few) and it was a great start to the year with clear expectations

FUN! Twitter door- have a laminated strip for every student and they get time to update status about something they learned, liked or happened during school that day!

Texting Door- Students can text about what is happening. There are 30 laminated sentences strips so everyone (including me) has a place to "text" on the door.

"I'm Done Jar" - a list of activities that are fun meaningful for the kids to do after they have finished their assignments.

I'm Done Jar 2.0!

"I'm Done Jar" - a list of activities that are fun & meaningful for the kids to do after they have finished their assignments. IM BORED JAR

Beginning of the year

freebie friday and good character bingo

A great idea for the beginning of the school year from: Inside My Head | Milk and Cookies

Inside My Head

Back to school a project- in class on smaller scale maybe?Inside My Head: an activity for kids.for teaching schema/beginning of the year activity


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Great idea for the first few days of school

Beginning of year activity. Six Classroom Questions to start off the school year!

Adventures of Teaching: What to Do The First Week of School!

People Bingo - Whole group activity - The kids have to find someone different to sign in each box and when they have a signature in every box they call out, "Bingo!" yESSSS people bingo, make those kids talk at each other

Confessions of a Teaching Junkie: The BEST First Day Ever!

The BEST First Day Ever!

I love this idea and the fact that there are different sticky notes used! Confessions of a Teaching Junkie: The BEST First Day Ever! I may have to use this for the first day/or back to school after winter break

great idea to hear what students need from me at the beginning of the year - could also make a chart for what I need from the students (leave up all year long)

What Kind of Teacher Do You Want? anchor chart to begin year I think this would piggy back nicely with a What Kind of Student Do I Want? anchor chart (They give me what they think I want and I add so in if needed.

Little Miss Kimberly Ann: DIY Sensory/ Reading Fort

DIY pvc pipe reading nook or play house for your classroom or child's room. Like this for peace corner?

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!

For the Love of Teaching: Monday Made It {Beach Ball Activity & Math About Me}. We have used inflatable ball for Geography. Seen some fill in the blank, what about blue or clear then they could write on it?

Mrs. Rios Teaches: Open House...If You Feed Them, They Will Come!

Start off the new school year with these community building activities.displaying the scheets and doing a collage of puzzle pieces also displayed nearby. Photo-copying the sheets then cutting the pieces and graphing the answers could be interesting

First Week Of School Activities... I like the idea of classmates interviewing each other. I don't think I would do this on the FIRST day... but maybe later in the week.

First Week Of School Activities

First Week Of School Activities. I like the idea of classmates interviewing each other. Could also be used as a writing assignment or after an interview the student must introduce their classmate to everyone else.

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