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Getting off to a Good Start
A great way to get to know everyone and introduce yourself to the class and some great games to show how the classroom will be run.
This is a wonderful website with many helpful resources for
4-minute video. Ms. Noonan: Morning meeting.
[Grades 3-5, all subjects, daily routines]
Top 10 common teaching mistakes for teachers to avoid.
Inventory for getting to know your
one on one for the first day of school
The night before school books are always handy on the first day!
Great little book
with different ideas on
how to start
Video about a Responsive Classroom Morning meeting.
Resources and ideas to
between families and the teacher.
I thought this would be a great way to make sure each day began smoothly. It came from "Special Needs Resource Magazine," but I think it would make an effective tool for all students.
This is such a cute
for the first day of school! A great wayfor
to set out goals for the year!
I thought this would be a great thing for teachers to make for their students as they
to get back into the swing of things!
This is such a fun idea to
students feel welcomed in the classroom.
During the first few days of class you will assess the students on their physical ability to see where they need improvement throughout the year.
FCPS Elementary Fitness Test Protoco
Head off Behavior Problems with Classroom Procedures
Really cool activites for the first day of school. The "I Can't Funeral" is awesome!
A really neat
for a story book that you can give out at a parent night before school starts, to help ease the "first day jitters."
Top 5 ways to welcome students back to school
First Day of School Survival Kit for Teacher
My first pin (and not repin)! I created this for the first day of school! #printables
a fun way to get to know your students
A book about the first day of school.
This blog has printables for the beginning of year so that your students have information about their new teacher and you know find out information about your students.
"First day of school hearts"is a cute way for little children to know that they have their own personal heart. This helps them remember that they are loved and to have a good first day of school.
This websites has many ideas on how to make that the first day back to school fun and exciting.
Great book for teachers to read for the first day of school. mother raccoon kisses her child's hand so he will not be afraid in school and he can remember she is with him.
teacher ideas for the first day of school
I thought decorating lockers is a great way to start off a school year. I know as a kid i was always excited to have new school supplies so starting organized will always help in the future!
This is a link to great first week of school activities you can do with your students to get to know them a little better.
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This is one of my favorite books that I would read the first day of Kindergarten to my students!
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I really liked this back to school puzzle!
Send a letter to each of your students before school starts. The website gives an idea how to do, but I think it would be more impacting if the letters personalized a little more.
The link takes you to a teacher's idea to do a scavenger hunt to get her Kindergarteners used to the classroom.
Twelve things to keep in mind in order to start the year off right.
"All About Me Bag" a great activity to do during the first week of school. Have the kids put 3-5 items in the bag that represents them. Bring the bag to school and present your items to the class. By the end, we will all know a little more about everyone. A great way to break the ice that first week and to get your students more comfortable with one another.
This website provides many different icebreakers and activities to get to know your students at the beginning of the year. My favorite is the "These are some of my favorite things" activity. Where students draw a few of their favorite things, explain them to the class and then the class gets to ask questions to get to know their teacher and their classmates more.
Activities to get the new school year off to a good start.
Interacting with diverse families who have children with special needs.
38 Ideas to kicking the school year off on the right foot.
Check out the Venn Diagram activity on this blog! It's a great way for students to discover what their responsibilities for that year will be as well as seeing what the teacher's responsibilities are!
Great activity that allows students to create an individual picture that represents them and then unify themselves into a larger group (either their class, school, grade level, etc.)
A wonderful article on setting the pace for the rest of the year.
First day of school...
Printables! Love this!
Top 10 list for 1st year teachers to do before schol starts.
Using a large piece of tagboard, draw as many puzzle pieces as there are students, plus one for the teacher. Then number them on the back and cut them out. Students decorate their pieces with their names, pictures, and words. We share these as a group and then reassemble the puzzle on a bulletin board to symbolize the importance of each individual's contribution to the class as a whole.
Spin a Classroom Web:
begins the school year with a "unique" discussion circle. "I take a ball of yarn and tell the students holds onto the string, tosses the yarn ball to one of her students, and asks him or her to reveal something unique. By the time the ball of yarn has made its way around the circle, everyone will be holding a part of it, and it will look like a web. By encourage them to discover that, even though we are all unique and special, we are all connected to each other like the web.
Spin a classroom web
This link has lots of free printables for going back to school. There is everything from a reading chart to seating chart. Even special stationary!
This link has many fun back-to-school beginning-of-the-year games to play. There are name tags, to scabenger hunts, to timelines.
Lots of ideas for activities to help build your classroom community on the first day of school and throughout that week.
Tons of great first day of school ideas contributed by other teachers!
This website is a great rewource for teachers to give to parents at the beginning of the year. Involoving family is an essential key to a successful school year.
This a blog about the right start of the school year and also has excellent linds to : The Interacctive Student Notebook (ISN), Learning styles and Working with others & Automating Classroom procedures to save instructional time.
This is a good book to read to your students on the first day of school and then use this to lead into them tell me where they were this summer.
This is a great blog with a really cute idea for a first day of school getting to know you game. The Teacher took puzzles and told the groups they had to talk A LOT-it got the students engaged and talking to new students that they didn't know.
In some schools around
the country getting off to
a good start for their day
or year is praying together.
In Urban ares they like to start of their school year with a meet and greet dance to get to know each
other and what they like about school.
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