Back to school printables for those first weeks of school. Lots of ideas and activities for students and teachers to get to know each other, learn rules, routines, and procedures, and become acquainted with the classroom. Ideal for students in upper elementary, but may also work great with students in primary grades, as well!!

Back to School Activities

Back to school printables for those first weeks of school. Lots of ideas and activities for students and teachers to get to know each other, learn rules, routines, and procedures, and become acquainted with the classroom. Ideal for students in upper elementary, but may also work great with students in primary grades, as well!!

Check out this community building activity that I do the first week of school. Feel free to grab the freebie :)

Check out this community building activity that I do the first week of school. Feel free to grab the freebie :)

Try out this lesson planning chart before writing out your next lesson plan. This seems to be for elementary but with a little tweaking I could use this.

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Try out this lesson planning chart before writing out your next lesson plan. This seems to be for elementary but with a little tweaking I could use this.

"The Key to Being a Good Friend"  Great elementary lesson + bulletin board idea = killing 2 birds with 1 stone  www.elementarysch...

"The Key to Being a Good Friend" Great elementary lesson + bulletin board idea = killing 2 birds with 1 stone www.elementarysch...

Check out this empathy building project and lesson plan designed by Project School Wellness. Learn how to use Wonder by R.J. Palacio to teach students about empathy. Click to link to download a free lesson plan on writing precepts! Writing precepts is the prefect way to bring Auggie's story to life with your students! These Wonder lesson plans are perfect for any upper elementary or middle school classroom.

Check out this empathy building project and lesson plan designed by Project School Wellness. Learn how to use Wonder by R.J. Palacio to teach students about empathy. Click to link to download a free lesson plan on writing precepts! Writing precepts is the prefect way to bring Auggie's story to life with your students! These Wonder lesson plans are perfect for any upper elementary or middle school classroom.

Time between lessons? Try one of these ideas when you need to re-direct your students before some form of chaos (big or small) is about to erupt.

Top 10 Five Minute Activities for the Classroom

Time between lessons? Try one of these ideas when you need to re-direct your students before some form of chaos (big or small) is about to erupt.

A short movie for kids teaching growth mindset - with a corresponding lesson plan More

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A short movie for kids teaching growth mindset - with a corresponding lesson plan More

I wanted to share this simple and inexpensive idea with you! I made these "we're ready" light buttons to use next year! (Even though I haven't finished packing my classroom! ) I plan to use them to hold all students in each group accountable for getting ready to learn! I'll use them to signal when groups are ready to share their thinking, when they all agree on something, or ready for transitions. #teachers #iteach #iteachtoo #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teacherspayteache...

I wanted to share this simple and inexpensive idea with you! I made these "we're ready" light buttons to use next year! (Even though I haven't finished packing my classroom! ) I plan to use them to hold all students in each group accountable for getting ready to learn! I'll use them to signal when groups are ready to share their thinking, when they all agree on something, or ready for transitions. #teachers #iteach #iteachtoo #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teacherspayteache...

My teacher binder helps me stay organized all year. Here are some of my favorite tips and ideas for putting together the best teacher binder. See my lesson plan templates, teacher binder covers, and more! (I can't live without number 5) Teacher Planner | Plan Book | Classroom Organization | Teacher Binder Covers

Put Together the Perfect Teacher Binder for Better Classroom Organization!

My teacher binder helps me stay organized all year. Here are some of my favorite tips and ideas for putting together the best teacher binder. See my lesson plan templates, teacher binder covers, and more! (I can't live without number 5) Teacher Planner | Plan Book | Classroom Organization | Teacher Binder Covers

How to Make a Friendship Salad: Lesson Plan for Elementary School

How to Make a Friendship Salad: Lesson Plan for Elementary School

What better way to create unity in the classroom than with a cooking lesson about friendship! The Friendship Salad Lesson Plan is a great activity for a new class!

The procedures are taught, the students know your expectations, but you still find yourself repeating directions over and over again. Use Mystery Students!

How Adding a Little Mystery Can Create Classroom Management Magic

The procedures are taught, the students know your expectations, but you still find yourself repeating directions over and over again. Use Mystery Students!

How to differentiate without creating 30 individual lessons  || Ideas and inspiration for teaching GCSE English || www.gcse-english.com ||

How to differentiate without planning 30 individual lessons!

How to differentiate without creating 30 individual lessons || Ideas and inspiration for teaching GCSE English || www.gcse-english.com ||

Learn how to create emergency lesson plans for elementary students.

Avoid a Substitute Disaster by Planning Ahead

Learn how to create emergency lesson plans for elementary students.

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