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Great way to start the year!! Get to know your students and engage them while you solve first day jitters! Start the year out great! Makes a fantastic first day packet! Free!

My Center Rotation Routine

Centers SANITY • LIGHTS off=voices off, hands on head, eyes on teacher • STARS rewarded to groups that stay on task • TEACH kids to whisper using vibrations in throat • UH OH reminds them to whisper

First week of school time capsule- stamp & date their itty handprints, measure their height with yarn, and have them fill out a little first day info sheet with their self portrait on the back. Then save 'till the last day of school and have them open it and do the exact same activity! I was thinking maybe to hold it until graduation. :)

First Grader ... at last!!! - Fun & imaginative ideas for teachers. Inspired by Junie B. but created for the real first graders.

Setting Up a Classroom & Home Reading Program

Are you a teacher in need of classroom organization tips and ideas for setting up a classroom and home reading program? Read this post for tips and strategies to implement a reading program for children using Daily 5, using leveled readers and book baskets to teach kids to read, and more. Plus how-to create reading folders with a FREE parent hand-out printable.