This is a super cool idea!  Put some objects in the bag, and let kids pull one out to tell the next part of the story!  Some kids would REALLY look forward to this!  Adapt for music- songwriting, creative play, dramatics

Story Bag- Place objects inside and have children draw one piece at a time and tell a story. Great practice for creative writing and possibly funny stories.

Back to School

Back to School: Beginning of the Year Activities Pack

Start off the new school year with these community building activities. Fantastic for getting to know your students and their families--the foundation for all future learning in your classroom!

Back to school

Back to School Team Building Get to Know You Activities | First Week of School

30 Beginning of the Year Activities, Team Building, Ice Breakers, Get to Know you. This website is where teachers sell their ideas.

[Idea] Contraction Chart: Two words on one side, fold over to make a contraction.

[Idea] Contraction Chart: Two words on one side, fold over to make a contraction. Can do this with word families too!

love this from Ross Greene

This simple chart may be so helpful to a student needing help with coping/ processing. This can be considered a differentiation for a student with challenging behavior and can offer support to him/her without rewards/ punishments! From Ross Greene skills

#DIY #Dinosaur fossils: add these in the mix together with the dinosaur cake and you'll be hosting a real cool BDay party!

make your own fossils (dinosaurs, shells, etc.) 1 cup used coffee grounds cup cold coffee cup salt 1 cup flour 200 for 30 min, cool on one side then flip and dry on counter overnight (or make snicker doodle cookies with prints and EAT the fossils)

Back-to-School {FREEBIE!} Students can process and reflect on their first day feelings with this First Day Poem!

10 Multiplication Math Center Games & Activities

Student rights and responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities - a great way to connect the ideas of citizens rights & responsibilities to the classroom and make learning relatable to students.