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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 good. Great if you teach in a speci

Do you need ideas about how to prepare for your first year teaching?  Are you overwhelmed with no idea where to start? This post focuses on strategies to mentally prepare for your first year of teaching. // Adventures of a Schoolmarm

How to Mentally Prepare for your First Year Teaching

Do you need ideas about how to prepare for your first year teaching? Are you overwhelmed with no idea where to start? This post focuses on strategies to mentally prepare for your first year of teaching. // Adventures of a Schoolmarm

Team Tallies is a whole class behavior management system that focuses on positive behaviors and teamwork.  Simple to implement and extremely EFFECTIVE! Click to find out more about how you can bring this program to your classroom.

Team Tallies - A Whole Class Behavior Management System

Team Tallies is a whole class behavior management system that focuses on positive behaviors and teamwork. Simple to implement and extremely EFFECTIVE!

FREE Books for Your Classroom Library - This is AMAZING!! Great idea for getting books for book bins, book bags, and classroom libraries.

FREE Books for Your Classroom

Snag hundreds of FREE picture and chapter books for your classroom library or student book bins from your local Half-Price Book Store.

Have students create a learner profile the first week of school - perfect for international baccalaureate schools!

A Beginner's Guide to Setting Up Science Interactive Notebooks

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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

Beekle read-aloud and activities for K-2 classrooms. The students love this!

This activity with "Beekle" is so much fun! It is a read aloud activity for early elementary classrooms that incorporates graphic organizers to assess reading skills.

Get the prep started now!  Here is the first in a series of posts on setting up your autism classroom.  Great information.  Read more at:  http://theautismhelper.com/get-classroom-centers-started-setup/

How to Get Your Classroom Centers Started

Keep track of classroom jobs this year with this cheerful Polka Dot Brights Classroom Jobs Clip Chart package. This set is designed to be a classroom job clip chart. To keep track of classroom jobs, simply hang up the chart in your classroom and use clothespins to assign jobs to various students. Simply switch the clothespins around from week to week. There are editable options provided within this PDF package for you to "name" your own classroom jobs

Classroom Jobs Clip Chart in Polka Dots {EDITABLE}

Keep track of classroom jobs this year with this cheerful Polka Dot Brights Classroom Jobs Clip Chart package. This set is designed to be a classroom job clip chart. To keep track of classroom jobs, simply hang up the chart in your classroom and use cloth

The bell rings and the students come pouring in to the first day of school. Excitement and a bit of chaos fill the air as well as some nervous anticipation – not just from the students but al…

What NOT to Do the First Day of School

The first day of school sets the tone for the whole year. Here's 10 things you DON'T want to do. Great back-to-school advice for teacheres

I have been doing this on the first day for the past few years and it is ALWAYS A HIT!

Back To School ideas: "Jitter Juice" to go along with the story "First Day Jitters". Original pinner said: "I have been doing this on the first day for the past few years and it is ALWAYS A HIT!

Love these ideas for back to school! From procedures to planning, great for getting your classroom management and procedures set.

The Beginner's Guide to Back to School Planning

Are you planning your first two weeks to set students up for success? I had a few bumpy years that helped me learn my mistakes and help make these weeks the ones to get my classroom up and running. My year of teaching I learned how important those fir