Awesome Meet The Teacher newsletter to hand out at Open House or during the first days of school! Super cute and editable!!

Task Initiate and maintain family contacts: A newsletter allows parents to know what is going on in the classroom as well as the teacher. This is a great way to introduce yourself as a teacher.

Most teachers, I’m sure, make sure to leave time during the first class to take student questions, primarily about the syllabus and the shape of the course ahead. But it’s worth underlining the importance of student involvement right from the start, letting them know that your desire to hear their questions and concerns is not just a superficial courtesy (“Any questions? OK then…). Here’s a way to encourage students to take ownership of the course. After a brief introduction, distribute the…

First day of class: Meet Your Teacher

Most teachers, I’m sure, make sure to leave time during the first class to take student questions, primarily about the syllabus and the shape of the course ahead. But it’s worth underlining the importance of student involvement right from the start, letti

Education: A free printable for the first day of class!

Kristen Santey I really like this idea of an all about me for students. This allows the teacher to see students interests and it helps teachers to connect with their students. This can be used at any grade level.

Have your children make this cute First Day of School flip book to help them remember their very first day! When completed, this fun book will include a page about them, their teacher, their school, their classmates, and their favorite part of the day! I have included cover pages for Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade.

First Day of School Flip Book

Have your children make this cute First Day of School flip book to help them remember their very first day!

Back to school All About Me Bag - This is something that I did last year at the beginning of the school year.  The kids loved it and it's a fun way to get to know each other so I am going to do it again!  Simply give the kids a brown paper bag on the first day of school, have them bring it back the next day with four things in it that they can use to tell the class about themselves.

All About Me Bag--good to hand out at Open House before school starts so kids can bring their bags to share on the first day!

Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school!

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don’t really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually goo

Classroom Listen Up! Following Directions FREEBIE                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Classroom Listen Up! FREEBIE UPDATED June 2017 I added 2 levels for one & two step directions. One & Two steps (with two levels: one with color specification and one without) and an open-ended scene (make up your

Sports Themed First Day of School Activities

Sports Themed First Day of School Activities

Pe Activities, Physical Activities, Sports Activities For Kids, Introduction Activities, First Day Activities, Sports Games, Physical Education, Pe Ideas, Daycare Ideas

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