Why Teachers Need Play Dough on the First Day of School | Clutter-Free Classroom | by Jodi Durgin
I know the primary teachers out there will embrace this idea, but some of you intermediate folks may need a wee bit of convincing. So I’m here to convince you! I teach 3rd and for the past few years I’ve kicked off the first day of school with some play dough fun! What? Play dough in 3rd grade? ... Read more
Kids Back to School creative art activity resources
Use art to get to know your new students during the first week back to school. I love creating fun and easy to use, all about me art and writing resources for teachers to use in the classroom. Encourage summer reflection, team building and goal setting. Ideal for 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grade teachers. The finished artworks, posters, garlands and coloring pages make great displays for bulletin boards and open house. Click ‘visit’ button to view #backtoschool #allaboutme #imaginationbox
Back to School Series: 10 Ways to Make Your Open House a Hit! — THE CLASSROOM NOOK
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46 Easy Team Building Activities
Team building is an important quality that needs to be vaccinated in childhood. Team building activities or games are interesting and constructive ways to help children understand teamwork, cooperation, brotherhood and develop communication. We can't
Icebreaker: The Great Candy Pass | Women's Ministry Toolbox
The Great Candy Pass is a huge hit with groups of all sizes! Print off the list of included questions, grab some wrapped candy, and you're ready to go!
The Colorful Apple
The first week of school sure is a busy one! I work hard to balance the mandatory paperwork with games, hands-on activities and team-building fun. Even with bigger kids, it’s important to keep them moving throughout the day and providing a variety of activities. 1. Marshmallow Tower For this activity, you’ll need the following materials […]
Head Shoulders Knees Cup
Shoulders, knees, CUP! Students try to be the first one to grab the cup after listening to a series of commands. Have them break in to pairs facing a cup, then shout Head, Toes, Elbows, Toes, Ears, Hair (really anything will work) and then CUP! The first person to grab the cup moves on, finds …
Back to School Name Tents
These back to school name tents are perfect for learning students' names and getting to know them during the first days of school. This is part of my back to school pack, which includes 24 activities to use on the first day of school!! The first week of school is a time for everyone to get to know each other and to get to know the classroom environment, rules, routines, procedures, etc. So many ideas to use with your students. Perfect for upper elementary classrooms.
This month I'm linking up to discuss parent communication. I will say my parents appreciate the systems I've put into place to keep them informed about their child's education. 1) Weekly Newsletter- every Monday students take home a newsletter in their folder. As you can see I let parents know what we're learning that week, important dates, notes and homework. 2) Classroom Website- every weekend I update the classroom website with the weekly newsletter above and important dates. I have…
Meet the Teacher Freebies!
Well…it’s about that time. Time to go back to school. Do I hear a resonating sigh?? Or are you ready for routine and structure?! Me personally…I need routine! At any rate, with the approach of a new year also comes the anticipation of Meet the Teacher night. I absolutely LOVE Meet the Teacher! I …
FREE Meet the Teacher Labels
Great post on folders for Meet the Teacher and other back to school freebies, including free editable transportation tags.
Ten ideas for student participation during Open House
The Primary Peach: Ten ideas for student participation during Open House Love adding a Post-it for what you want to learn this year! Maybe have parents and kids add something to the chart!