I wish I could take credit for this teaching gem that I am about to share with you. My sister, who started teaching five years before I did, shared this letter with me before my first year teaching. For the next 12 years, I made sure to send it home on the very first day

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

I wish I could take credit for this teaching gem that I am about to share with you. My sister, who started teaching five years before I did, shared this letter with me before my first year teaching. For the next 12 years, I made sure to send it home on the very first day

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, 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…

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

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

FREE How Full Is Your Bucket Sort. A great way beginning of the year sort to bring about discussion on how we can be a good friend.

FREE How Full Is Your Bucket Sort. A great way beginning of the year sort to bring about discussion on how we can be a good friend.

Getting to know each of your students in your first days of school is the best way to begin building strong relationships. This is a fun activity to get kids to open up...make sure to share about yourself as well! I boystowntraining.org

First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

Getting to know each of your students in your first days of school is the best way to begin building strong relationships. This is a fun activity to get kids to open up...make sure to share about yourself as well! I boystowntraining.org

Having a Number of the Day routine in your Kindergarten and first grade classroom can help build number sense and math fluency with repeated experiences with numbers. Kids will love learning about numbers with this FREE poster that teaches them numerals,

Having a Number of the Day routine in your Kindergarten and first grade classroom can help build number sense and math fluency with repeated experiences with numbers. Kids will love learning about numbers with this FREE poster that teaches them numerals,

Teachers day google doodle 2016

Teacher's Day Google Doodle dedicated to "invaluable civil servants" leading today's youth

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