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Classroom TEAM Jobs are the perfect way for your kids to understand the power of teamwork!

Classroom Team Jobs Bulletin Board:Editable Tasks-Green, Red, Pink, Orange, Blue

Classroom TEAM Jobs are the perfect way for your kids to understand the power of teamwork!

With back to school around the corner, it is so important in high school (and middle school) classrooms to have a fair, accurate, and simple grading system established. This post details my tried and tested classroom strategy for grading that is perfect for not only 1st year teachers, but ALL!

Grading Policy for Secondary Teachers

With back to school around the corner, it is so important in high school (and middle school) classrooms to have a fair, accurate, and simple grading system established. This post details my tried and tested classroom strategy for grading that is perfect for not only 1st year teachers, but ALL!

All About Me Worksheet--this would be cute for a time cap or 1st week of school and have a partner share yours with class and vice versa

All About Me Worksheet--this would be cute for a time cap or 1st week of school and have a partner share yours with class and vice versa

Writing centre. Samples of what students can work on include:  Letter writing List making Story writing Start a Topic book (a book all about topic of student's choice) Comic strips Card making... All materials available for students at one location.

Writing Center

Writing centre. Samples of what students can work on include: Letter writing List making Story writing Start a Topic book (a book all about topic of student's choice) Comic strips Card making... All materials available for students at one location.

Building a positive community in your classroom is so important at the beginning of the school year.  Read how to get off to a positive start.

Building a positive community in your classroom is so important at the beginning of the school year. Read how to get off to a positive start.

This is a great printable activity to use at the beginning of the school year as a "get-to-know-you" activity. I love that it integrates math, works for a wide range of grade levels, and is fun and engaging for students. This printable should be used with 2"x 2" post-its.

This is a great printable activity to use at the beginning of the school year as a "get-to-know-you" activity. I love that it integrates math, works for a wide range of grade levels, and is fun and engaging for students. This printable should be used with 2"x 2" post-its.

Teachers, You Must Send This Letter Home to Parents on the First Day of School! • Got to Teach

Teachers, You Must Send This Letter Home to Parents on the First Day of School

Teachers, You Must Send This Letter Home to Parents on the First Day of School! • Got to Teach

11 Teacher Tested Ways to Make Your Classroom Parents Adore You                                                                                                                                                                                 More

11 Teacher-Tested Ways to Make Your Classroom Parents Adore You

Kids brainstorm what a terrific teacher is, does, says, and is not. Great ice breaker for the first week, maybe as a carousel activity

Kids brainstorm what a terrific teacher is, does, says, and is not. Great ice breaker for the first week, maybe as a carousel activity

FREE Printable Fraction Flowers - what a fun way for visualize fractions (math, math activity, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 1st grade)

FREE Printable Fraction Flowers - what a fun way for visualize fractions (math, math activity, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 1st grade)

This post has 10 examples of quick, meaningful follow-up activities that you can use at the end of your guided reading lessons - and the materials are FREE to download!!

This post has 10 examples of quick, meaningful follow-up activities that you can use at the end of your guided reading lessons - and the materials are FREE to download!!

A goal setting craftivity that allows students to artfully express the goals that they set for themselves throughout the year. It comes with a variety of options and can be used at any time of the year.

A goal setting craftivity that allows students to artfully express the goals that they set for themselves throughout the year. It comes with a variety of options and can be used at any time of the year.

'A Ball About Me', a fun first week back to school art activity. This soccer ball template invites children to respond to prompts in a personal, imaginative way using doodles, mark making, graffiti style lettering and imagery. Click on the link for me information and images

Back to School Fun Art 'All About Me' Soccer Ball Doodle Activity

'A Ball About Me', a fun first week back to school art activity. This soccer ball template invites children to respond to prompts in a personal, imaginative way using doodles, mark making, graffiti style lettering and imagery. Click on the link for me information and images

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