Beginning of the school year

Start the school year off right with these ideas to ensure a successful beginning. Discover tips and strategies to help students and teachers thrive from day one.
First Week Of School Ideas, Pre K, Organisation, Reggio Emilia, Teachers, Reading, Open House, Meet The Teacher, First Day Jitters

The days before my first day ever teaching, I remember other teachers telling me not to smile till December so that the kids new the drill and that I didn't mean business. I remember them saying that the first day is filled with nothing but drills and procedures because we are training our students. I have a bone to pick with that. We don't train our kids, we teach them and remind them. Far to often I see on Facebook that Sammy's daughter came back home on the color red, on her first day of…

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Taylor Durant
Reading, Teaching, English, Get To Know You Activities, Beginning Of School, Middle School Activities, 4th Grade Activities, Middle School Math, 4th Grade Classroom

Ready to "cook up" a great first day of school? It's easy with this recipe for a successful start to the school year! PREP: ➤ Think about how you will set the tone for your classroom on the first day of school. ➤ Plan to keep students engaged and active. ➤ Prepare to build a positive rapport with students from the first instant that they become a part of the classroom community. INGREDIENTS: ➤ Warm-Up Activity ➤ Get-to-Know-You Activity ➤ Game that gets students out of their seats ➤…

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Leah Li
Classroom Management for the 1st Day of School Humour, Polyvore, Pre K, First Day Of School Activities, First Day Of School, 1st Day Of School, Teacher Hacks, Back To School Activities, Beginning Of School

We're sharing 10 things NOT to do on the first day of school. If you're a teacher wanting a smooth start to the school year, look no further. This post will show you what mistakes to avoid so that you have the best classroom management practices in place from the beginning!

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Jill Schlichte
Inspiration, Lesson Plans, High School, Pre K, Middle School Ela, First Year Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Hacks, First Day Of School Activities

New and seasoned teachers alike will benefit from these 16 unexpected tips for starting the school year off right. Besides advice on what to do and not do during the first days of school, teachers will find words of wisdom about what to wear and how to eat healthy during this hectic time of year.

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Dara Beara
Today I'm sharing one of my favourite tasks for building community in the classroom.  Students are able to share an important aspect of ... Primary School Education, Reading, English, Pre K, Teaching Writing, 5th Grade Writing, Elementary Schools, Classroom Community, 4th Grade Writing

Today I'm sharing one of my favourite tasks for building community in the classroom. Students are able to share an important aspect of themselves (the story of their name) with the class and with me, their teacher. Through this task we are also working on important skills, like reading comprehension, writing, and reflection. Day 1 To begin, I asked my students to write any name they wish they had on a sticky note. They then placed it in a mason jar. I read my class the story "The Name Jar"…

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Julianne W
Are you getting ready to set up your classroom for the beginning of the school year? This blog post gives you everything on how to set up your classroom for success for the entire school year. You can get everything from my back to school survival guide, editable classroom labels, and visualizing your classroom layout. These classroom resources will help you feel organized for the beginning of the school year. You can also get access to my classroom set up checklist for free. Classroom Setup, Layout, Classroom Ideas, Ideas, Diy, Classroom Routines, Classroom Routines And Procedures, School Help, Classroom Resources

Are you getting ready to set up your classroom for the beginning of the school year? This blog post gives you everything on how to set up your classroom for success for the entire school year. You can get everything from my back to school survival guide, editable classroom labels, and visualizing your classroom layout. These classroom resources will help you feel organized for the beginning of the school year. You can also get access to my classroom set up checklist for free.

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