Back to School

This board is all about back to school season. Find fun first day of school activities, August themed learning resources, and classroom decor ideas Here we…
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Social Skills Social Stories

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Encouraging children to set goals and to find ways to reach them is great way to teach and support growth mindset. Just imagine how they will feel if they are close to or have reached their goal during the school year! Take a look! Your Kinders and Firsties will LOVE THIS!

Goal setting

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10% OFF! Back to School can be a stressful but exciting time, especially for new teachers. Here are NINE drama/theater units, lessons, exercises and activities to start your school year with a "yay!" Time tested and created by an award winning drama teacher of 38 years. Each product includes:a let...


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When students believe they can do something, they recognize that effort or consistently trying will make them better. That being said, they will put in extra time and effort, and that will lead them to higher achievement and success with their goals..How

Growth mindset

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Celebrate the new school year with these fun Back to School Crispy Rice treats! This easy rice krispies treat idea is fun to make with the kids or to make as an after school surprise!


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If you are like me, each year more and more English Language Learners enter your classroom. In my district I was known to have a special knack for working with ELL students and their parents. Here you will find a few ways that I have supported these learners in my classroom...please add some of your own ideas in the comments!!

English Language Learners

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Rule Poster, worksheets, sorts Shared Reading Booklet to share as well as a student booklet to review classroom rules and choices to encourage primary students to make good choices. This is great to use the first week of school and can be recreated for distance learning!

Classroom Routines

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Do your kinders need practice with sight word fluency? This is the resource develops a strong sight word recognition & Fluency. Sight word recognition is an important emergent reading skill & it takes repetition before each word is memorized.These practice pages will make sight word recognition fun & repetition easy as children color, cut & glue choice cvc words(with pictures) from the bottom of each sheet to create new sentences. Phonics and Sight words...a winning combination! Take a look!
Fun and interactive sight word repetitive sentences to reinforce sight word practice. These ready to print worksheets will motivate your students or children to practice sight words as they choose the last word of each sentences...color, cute, glue and read sight word activity...Take a look at the full resource! #sightwordactivitesforkindergarten #highfrequencywordactivities #trickwordactivities #kindergatensightwords

Sight Words

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Create your own games with this #backtoschool #clipart. #games #tpt #doodles #sketchbook #digitalart


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Bright and colorful editable teacher toolbox labels that are designed to fit the Stack-on 22 drawers and 39 drawers from Lowe’s. A great classroom organization idea that will keep your school supplies in order. This toolbox will keep the clutter out of your desk. It does not matter if you teach kindergarten, elementary or middle school, this classroom labels will add a pop of color at school and will match perfectly your shabby chic or vintage classroom theme decor. #techertoolboxlabels

Decorating Idea

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Pattern Blocks Bike Safety Puzzles by A Thinker's Toolbox includes 4 Bike Safety Puzzles; a bike, helmet, stop light, and a wheel.

Pattern Block Activities

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Back to School Night

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Are you looking for a Fall Shared Reading Poem for your kindergarten classroom? This shared reading poem, activities, and lessons are a great way to practice fluency, phonics, writing and more while learning about Fall! Your kindergarten students will be engaged and grow to be strong readers through these shared reading activities. It even includes lesson plans for the year with daily activities to save you time! Check them out! #sharedreading #sharedreadingkindergarten #kindergartenpoems
Letter Cards for Making Words! Apple Themed. Making Words Letter cards for Pocket Charts and/or small group word work. 208 Letter Cards ..APPLE THEMED... 8 cards of each letter. ALSO included.. EXCLUSIVE NEVER TO BE RESOLD SEPARATELY... 72 Short vowel PIC
Encouraging the love of reading is so important and if you can add a little fun, then it is a win win situation. I gave you 7 ideas in a previous post & now 5 more that will add a little pizzazz when kids are reading. So...if you are looking to add a little fun to your reading block or simply need some ideas to add a little sparkle to reading at home or school then check this out! I would love to hear your ideas as well. Just leave them here in the comment section or on the post. Happy Reading!

ELA Ideas

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Interactive Calendar for Kindergarten -December - Works with ANY White Board!
Your students will LOVE these calendars and Calendar Time will quickly become one of your FAVORITE times of the school day! *Created with Smart Notebook and intended for use with Smart Boards. File may not be compatible with other types of software.

Digital Activities

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These personal word wall journals are a great way to have your word wall right in front of each child. Your students can write the words for the week or sight words inside and then use it as a reference tool for writing. It is extremely flexible and can be used in so many ways. How will you use it? #wordwall #sightwords #wordwalljournal #firstgradewriting
These personal word wall journals are a great way to have your word wall right in front of each child. Your students can write the words for the week or sight words inside and then use it as a reference tool for writing. It is extremely flexible and can be used in so many ways. How will you use it? #wordwall #sightwords #wordwalljournal #firstgradewriting
Everything you need to start your Word Wall and more. If you are like me, you like to have everything organized and ready to go before school starts. These fy Word Wall Letters and words will give you the boost you need to KNOW you are READY when that first student walks through your door. Simply laminate and cut organize and you will be ready for your word wall.. You won't be disappointed with this resource 92 pages...the first 300 Fry words...what more could you ask for?

Word wall

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These Math Fact Games are a lifesaver. They can be differentiated according to math levels or ways to reinforce skills each student might need. They are easy to set up and store. I LOVED them for math baskets and rotations...I am thinking you might like them too! #mathfactgames #mathgames #mathgames #dicemathgames #firstgrademathgames
Are you looking for a fun way to teach place value, number of the day or count the days of school and learn the sequence of the days of the week and even create an interactive bulletin board to use daily in your kindergarten or first grade classroom? Well...if you answered, "YES," then this is for you!

Math Ideas

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As a teacher I am always looking for ideas to bring reading fun into my classroom and ideas to share at home with parent. Here are 7 Fun Ways to Encourage Reading in School or at Home! I think you will really love #1 or maybe #7...wait perhaps #3... I think you will love them ALL! #readingfunforkids #readingideasforclassroom #funwaystoread
The first day of school is around the corner and if you live in the southern part of the US, it may be sometime next week. Your summer is over and maybe you are feeling a bit…
As teachers we spent much of our time building positive classroom communities so our students feel welcome...but what about the teachers in your building? Here are 4 ways to build a positive school Community for Staff...I know you will LOVE...with a capit

For Teachers

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Parent communication is so important and if you work it correctly,you can get…
Get your Kinders and Firsties actively involved in Shared Reading with these Reading Comprehension visuals/props...They will love it! ❤️
The first weeks of school are a great time to use picture books to build a positive and caring classroom community. Use these books and activities with a free download to teach social skills and create classroom rules. #readingstrategies #TeacherFeatures #readingactivities #reading #TpT #firstweek #reading #1stgrade #firstgradebooks #kindergarten #backtoschool #picturebooks #earlyreading #backtoschoolactivities #behaviormanagement #classroommanagement

Shared reading

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First Grade

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Whether you are collecting and checking data for your Special Education students or simply to create learning groups appropriate for differentiated lessons or maybe you have to check progress for IEP goals. This Data collection has many ideas activities for math and ELA Data Collection! This resource is best for Kindergarten ! Take a look at the complete resource to see if it will work for your students! #datacollectionIEPgoals #datacollectionkindergarten #Responsetoeducation #differentiation
Everything you need for progress monitoring and data collection for IEP goals, response to intervention for kindergarten and first grade right at your fingertips! Check it out to see the full resource and exactly what is included! #datacollection #RTI #math #sightwords #IEPgoals #money #time #fluency #endofyeargoals

Data Collecting

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Building Classroom Community

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Classroom organization

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Who doesn’t love a little play on words? It is pretty much the craze right now! This Summer & Back to School Pun Fun Writing Activity will encourage your students to add a little fun to their writing. These are not grade specific, but would work best with 1st through 4th grades depending on the level of your learners and if you use these for BACK TO SCHOOL, your first day writing planned! Can't beat that! #puns #writingwithpuns #schoolpuns #firstdayofschoolpuns #summerpuns


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Do you remember how it felt to be a kid going back to school? I do and I always wanted to share what fun I had over the summer. This cute idea motivates students to share their summer in a fun way. If you think you might like it, check out the full resource and don't forget to take a snapshot! #backtoschoosecondgrade #secondgradewriting #secondgradebacktoschoolideas
Have you thought about a cute magical, whimsical, unique resource to use for an end of year or beginning of year activity? Once you take a closer look at this versatile resource, which includes differentiated writing frames, editable crowns and writing completion strips and more, you will be obsessed with unicorns and sure to check it out!

First Day of School

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