Summer for teachers always seems to fly by, and back-to-school season races here before we know it! Soon the school hallways will be filled with the laughter and excitement of our new group of students, so here are 12 great tips to start the school year strong that will help
Many teachers use All About Me Posters for back-to-school, but you may be tired of the same routine! Why not change it up and discover some different ways to use All About Me Posters this school year? All About Me Posters are a handout with spaces for students to draw
Are you looking for some great morning work ideas? Establishing a morning routine that includes morning work can help create a consistent routine, help set the tone for the remainder of the day, and is a great time to reinforce learning. Mornings can be such a busy time of the
The first week of school is such an important time for establishing classroom routines and procedures. Having a classroom routines and procedures checklist can help ensure that you don’t skip any important information on the first day of school and will help you remember all of the important routines that
Creating Meaningful Bulletin Boards with Motivational Posters Today I am continuing with part 2 of my series on Ideas for Creating Meaningful Bulletin Boards. (Find Part 1 HERE.) With so little time and so much to do, teachers can become so stressed over creating bulletin boards. Don’t let this be
4 Ideas to Make Your First Day of School a Success You have decorated, straightened and organized your room, arranged desk, labeled books and bins, but now the first day of school is just around the corner, and you realize that you have no idea what you are going to
One important part of classroom preparation is having a plan for classroom routines and procedures. As classroom teachers, we want our students to know and understand expectations, and we want them to meet those expectations so that our classrooms will run smoothly. Establishing classroom routines and procedures not only benefits
I never post rules in my classroom? I know. I know! This sounds completely crazy! Posting rules is a must in every classroom, or is it? In my early years of teaching, I always posted my 5 rules. They were large and visible on a prominent wall in the classroom. I
4 Encouraging Phrases to Share with Your Students Do you wonder what to say to your students on the first day of school? There are so many things that can be covered and discussed, so how do you narrow this down? I want to share 4 encouraging phrases to share
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