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 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

Ten Ways to Love. Proverbs 18, James 1:19, Proverbs 21:26, Colossians 1:9, Proverbs 17:1, Ephesians 4:15, Philippians 2:14, Corinthians 13:7, Colossians 3:13, Proverbs 13:12.

10 Ways to Love. More like 10 ways to live a happy and successful life though.

Teambuilding Spinner freebie - great back to school activity

*Kagan Structures* Great concept that could be used as an ice breaker at the beginning of the year or with different questions to survey students' prior knowledge at the beginning of a new unit. Could be easily translated into French, Spanish, etc.

beginning of the year

ANCHOR CHARTS: Use with the book The Peaceful Classroom by Naomi Drew and the No, David books by David Shannon to set up classroom rules and distinguish a peacemaker from a peacebreaker.