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Supply Tree
Ms. Grotemat came up with a creative way to get parents to participate in providing classtroom supplies. Find out how she turns her bulletin board into the "giving tree" which is always succesful!
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Survival Kits
This survival kit for students contains useful, practical items that also hold special, metaphorical meaning. Included items are free or very inexpensive.
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Teacher Business Card
Ms. Schlegle and Ms. Wilkinson help families connect with school by sending a teacher "business card" with their August welcome letter. Find out how it's designed for ready availabililty and how it's improved communication with families immensely.
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Teacher Rules
Even teachers need to follow rules. Find out how one fourth- and fifth-grade educator uses this concept to help students understand the importance of rules.
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Teacher Test
Ms. La Masa helps her students learn more about her with a pop quiz on the first day. Questions detail her personal interests, and students make guesses before she reveals the answers.
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Ten Questions to Start the Year
Ms. Skid, a retired high school teacher, suggests excellent conversation starters that will engage students and elicit great responses to help the class learn more about each other.
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Textbook Search
Ms. Mcclain starts off the year with an activity that stresses to students how important their textbooks are. Read about "Textbook Search" and more ways it can help students and teachers.
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The Maze Team Builder
Christine begins the year with a team building puzzle, using masking tape to create a maze on the floor. Students work in teams to navigate through it as fast as possible. Read more about how she uses this activity to break the ice and build community.
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Time Capsule
Here's a clever way to observe and celebrate the passing of the school year. This teacher does it with individual time capsules for each student. Find out what they each put inside that creates a fun-filled, teachable moment at the end of the year.
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Time Saving Text Book Distribution
For Ms. Kelsey, numbering her textbooks prior to the first day of class is the lynchpin for several classroom procedures: numbering and grouping students, tracking supplies, and more.
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