Poems are the best way to welcome students to a brand new year! Includes 7 poems in color & b/w and the Golden Rule! Also included are 3 writing activities/responses with 4 different kinds of paper to differentiate for your students and two contracts (for two poems) for the students to sign. I use every single one of these poems at the beginning of the school year!
Inexpensive Back to School Gifts for Your Students
It is just about time to welcome students back to school! First day jitters are a real thing for many students, and a small gift from the teacher may be just the fun thing to put your students at ease!
Allow parents and students the opportunity to get to know their teacher better by giving them this Editable Meet The Teacher Night Handout at Open House, or send home on the first day of school with your welcome packet.
Morning Meeting greeting ideas. "Morning meetings set a positive tone at the outset of the day, help students feel safe and welcomed, teach routines, foster positive communications, and allow opportunities for students to share ideas." Page 41
Back to School Poster for Elementary [First Grade/Universal]
Welcome students back to school with personalized gift bags! Create little kits that will help get students excited for the school year ahead in just a few quick steps. This project is also great for parents looking to help make going back to school special for their children. See the steps and other cool craft ideas at Fiskars.com.
Do you send Welcome Back to School letters to your students before school starts? I LOVE taking this opportunity to welcome my students to my classroom! As a parent, I also love it. My two girls anxiously await their letters each year. Last year I added something special, and gave it a technology twist. I have...Read More »
By intentionally taking time to build a positive community in your classroom, you can ease the challenges of classroom management, improve student attitude toward learning, and create an environment where students feel welcomed and supported. Check out Presto Plans' 5 favorite ways to build classroom community on The Secondary English Coffee Shop blog!