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.

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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.

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Classroom Freebies Too: Quick Prep Student Welcome Gifts for Under $2...Get ready for Back-to-School!

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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!

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Awesome Meet The Teacher newsletter to hand out at Open House or during the first days of school! Super cute and editable!!

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Welcome students back from winter break and the holidays with these meaningful activities! Students talk about their winter vacations using a fun "Find Someone Who" game and then buddy write a comparison & contrast essay. These winter ELA activities let students talk about their holidays while completing academic tasks. Relaxing and fun way to get back into the school routine after Christmas break!

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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!

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Classroom Decor Ideas: Classroom Decor Classroom Sign Teacher by LittleLifeDesigns -- I will definitely use this is my classroom because it gives each student a sense of value...that they are respected and loved in my classroom. It also creates a welcoming environment and that is something that I want to have in my classroom. 3370

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A wonderful infographic with ways teachers can greet students beyond just the usual "hello." Creative ideas that would work for greeting family members returning home as well!

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