A+ Alabama Best Practices Center
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Story of my Name Writing
Today I'm sharing one of my favourite tasks for building community in the classroom. Students are able to share an important aspect of themselves (the story of their name) with the class and with me, their teacher. Through this task we are also working on important skills, like reading comprehension, writing, and reflection. Day 1 To begin, I asked my students to write any name they wish they had on a sticky note. They then placed it in a mason jar. I read my class the story "The Name Jar"…
Top 10 Back To School Activities to Build Community
Building community in your classroom is critical to a great year! Students who feel safe, valued and a sense of belonging are infinitely more willing to take social and academic risks in your classroom. So how do you build that sense of community? Well, I have gathered up 10 of my favorite activities to share with you today.
Back to School Survival Kit Ideas for Students | Fiskars
For a student starting school, the beginning of the year is hectic. Make your own back to school survival kit and stay prepared for anything!
First Week of School Activities and a FREEBIE! - Susan Jones
The first week of school is all about teaching the rules and expectations in your classroom! These activities and crafts are the perfect way for your first grade students to get prepared for the year!
Back to School All About Me Activity - Printable & Digital All About Me
This all about me printable is perfect for back to school! This one page writing template is a fun way to get to know students. Create a fun display on a bulletin board of all of your students' taco projects. This get to know you activity will be perfect for first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade.
Testing Treats | Tales from Outside the Classroom
Use a Crunch bar and this cute #free tag to give kids a positive note before important testing.
Meet the Teacher 2017
Meet the Teacher can be an overwhelming event. Families are coming in all at different times and are excited to see their new teacher and room. Use these VERY simple ideas to make your Meet the Teacher night run smoothly.
Task Card Storage Organization Labels (Fits into 4x6 Photo Case) *EDITABLE!*
TASK CARD ORGANIZATION! These labels organize task cards so that you can easily find them each year.
50 Instagram-Worthy Teacher Hacks to Try in Your Classroom
Many students don't know how to address what's going on in their lives. This box gives students a safe place so teachers can address their concerns
Best Books for the First Week of School
This list of read-alouds is great for the first week of school with your kindergarten students! These books and activities will help fill your school day when you head back to school. My kids favorite is definitely number 2!