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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Ms. Kast takes photos of her students throughout the year and uses the pictures to measure their progress. Read about how each student mounts the pictures and writes their descriptions, memories and reactions about each photo in the yearbook.
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Acts of Kindness
Students write about the good deeds of others.
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Assigning Seats
Before the first day of school, I make up seating charts for each class period in alphabetical order keeping the seating boy/girl as much as possible. Instead of having the students stand up while I c...
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Attendance Pictures
On the first day of school, I take each student's photo and print out a 2 inches by 1.5 inches picture. I glue the student's name and class number on the bottom of the picture, laminate it and attach ...
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Attendance Without Calling Roll
I use a seating chart so I can quickly take attendance without having to call roll. I keep the charts in my attendance book for easy access and for a sub to use...
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Back to School Means Back to Work
The usual first-day routine can be a grind for you and your students: roll call, learn names, establish classroom rules. By the time they reach high schools students have heard it all before, and often tune out. So Mrs. Williams does something different.
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Bagels and Fruit
We begin the year with 'Bagels in the Basement'. Bagels and coffee are set up each morning in the teacher's lounge, which is in the basement, giving everyone a chance to meet the new faculty members. ...
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Before the School Year
Before school begins in the fall, I invite all my students and their parents/guardians for a special back-to-school night in my classroom. In this informal setting, we all get to know each other and t...
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Beginning Blue's Clues
When children arrive in my room with their parents for open house, they are handed a clue list with a circle next to each clue, challenging them to find items/places such as the bathroom, sink, paper ...
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Beginning of the Year
Have you ever struggled to figure out how to decorate your bulletin boards? Ms. Berg suggests doing it at the end of the prior year, when you can get plenty of help from students – and save lots of time later.
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