If you head back to school chances are masks will be a part of your or your students schooling for some time! Here are some back to school student and teacher mask hacks and ideas to help ease the transition and get students familiar with face coverings in school! Learn some Student Mask Chants Learning some mask chants that students could use and know would be great for in-person or transition from distance to in-person seated instruction. Download this FREE Student Mask ... Read More about FREE Mask Chants for Back in classroom students wearing face coverings
Hi teaching friends! I was thinking about what I normally do in my classroom for student birthdays. Traditionally, I have always done a birthday certificate, pencil, and the cha-cha-cha filled birthday song. I know birthday celebrations and treats are becoming more and more obsolete as we don't have time or are banned from celebrating by school district administration. That, in itself, is sad to me, but I can tell you that even my high school daughter was excited today because her ... Read More about Classroom Birthdays to Remember
I finally had a few minutes to break and create some new files to match a read aloud book and am just now getting time to sit down and share them with you! I was sorting through some of my books on my bookshelves at home to look for something I might use for a back to school read aloud that hasn't been completely overdone, and I came across one of my faves: Never Ride Your Elephant to School by Doug Johnson. It is fun and goofy, and a great read for the beginning of the ... Read More about Fun BTS Read Aloud Activity Packet
If you are distance learning and looking for some classroom community ideas here’s a round up of back to school virtual community building ideas. BUILD CLASSROOM COMMUNITY DAY 1 WITH FREE LESSON PLANS AND IDEAS! Use this great framework to help plan your first days of school distance learning. Positive relationships and building a classroom community is an entire focus and a list of ideas of how to do that from Day 1 if you are distance learning. CLASSROOM COMMUNITY BUILDING ... Read More about Classroom Community Back to School starting from the Heart!
As the school year starts, you’ll want to start the process of learning more than just the names of students in your class. These writing prompts for kids can make that a little bit easier on you, since the beginning of the school year can already have so much going on. These can also double as a centers activity or something easy to get students started in the morning. Daily Writing Prompts: Learn About Your Students These creative writing prompts can not only get get students ... Read More about Free Journal Writing Prompts