This super-cute paper backpack craft and learning activity is a great way to build community with your students! It also helps students develop the critical skills of following step by step directions and speaking and listening to members of a group!
This product includes step by step directions wit
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Here is a fun little packet for you to help teach manners and expectations in school the first few days of school! I hope you enjoy it!
Back to School Activities for 1st Grade:
This 88 page packet has everything you need to start off a fantastic year in first grade. This packet has everything you will need for your first week back teaching!
The beginning of the school year is such a fun and magical time for first graders (and for t
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Tattling vs. Reporting - Does tattling drive you bonkers? Here are some fun ways to remind kids the difference between tattling and reporting. Kids will cut, sort, and paste situations as being either tattling or reporting.
GREAT for back to school! You could even do it as an interactive whole group
Are you a Bucket Filler? Get your kiddos ready to "fill some buckets" with this cute lil craftivity. The perfect addition to your "Bucket Filler" story or any character ed lesson!
Let's all be Bucket Fillers!
This packet will help you fill your first week with important lessons, activities, and growth comparisons to set your year up for success.
The activities in this packet are tiered to fit Kinder through Second Graders.
Each response sheet in this packets follows a whole group lesson with read alo
Red and Green Choices is a GAME CHANGER! It will change the way students act in your classroom! Making choices, how to interact with others, and act/behave is a skill (aka character education) we need to teach just like we need to teach letters and sounds. It takes lots of practice and visual suppor
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*190 room-to-write slides: These slides have prompts at the top with white space underneath. Your students will have room to post their responses underneath the prompts.
*190 full pages slides: These
Do you have students who have a difficult time doing anything that is a little challenging for them? Do they quit right away? Do they think they are "dumb" if they make mistakes? Do they think if something is challenging, it means they aren't smart?
This interactive PowerPoint is specifically for th
This packet is designed to help you successfully build a community of children who genuinely care for one another. It teaches students how to be a good friend and how to accept other students. It includes many different activities that you can use in your classroom at any time of the year.
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In this 88 page packet, you'll find all kinds of goodies to help make the beginning of the year a special and memorable one for your second graders. This packet will help your students establish routines and make new friendships! This packet has everything you will
Patriotic Soldier Collaboration Poster. Do a project that your kids won't soon forget. This activity is so much fun because, in the end, you will have a very large (approx. 28” x 35”) poster to display in your classroom to honor our soldiers on Memorial Day or Veterans Day. Also, along the way, stude
These Greeting cards for Morning Meeting are the perfect go-to for your classroom! Print, laminate, and put on a binder ring for convenient access.
32 Greetings are included, along with an EDITABLE set of cards for you to add your original greetings. Also includes editable sets of partner match-up
Some kids make friends naturally, but for others, making and keeping friends is not so easy. Studies have shown that having even one friend significantly improves a child's emotional health and school performance. Some children may struggle to make and keep friends because they do no
These Activities & Games for Morning Meeting are the perfect go-to for your classroom! Print, laminate, and put on a binder ring for convenient access.
85 activities, songs, and games are included and are divided into sets for the beginning, middle, and end of the year.
Includes the following:
Clippin' for Character is a positive, character education alternative to the traditional clip chart that provides positive reinforcement and specific praise of displays of character in the classroom. It works incredibly well with PBIS (Positive Behav
It's about that time of year again... time to get ready for Back to School! This little memory book has pages that your students complete to remember the beginning of the year. Use them for morning work or as a closing activity at the end of the day! Also, there is a writing craftivity called, "Th
This bundle contains ALL NINE of my Morning Meeting and Back to School products. This bundle provides $4.50 savings when compared to buying each product individually!
Includes the following:
-Editable Planning Chart and display poster
-Morning Meeting Greeting Cards
-Morning Meeting Activities and G
Fire Drill book and routine posters! Fire drills can be scary for younger students. It’s loud and there are kids everywhere! I hope this helps make fire drills less scary and manageable for your students.
At the beginning of the year, I will read this book a few times. This book tells them what to ex
*192 prompts to write on your whiteboard or chalkboard. Just write the prompt at the top and have your kiddos answer underneath with dry-erase markers, chalk, or sticky notes! *See #miss5thswhiteboard on Instagram.*
These simple messages are a quick and easy way to have your students:
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We say things like "do your personal best" and "make good choices" to our students all the time, but do they really understand what we are expec
This back-to-school packet is the perfect way to kick off the beginning of the year in your fifth grade classroom! These fun, ready-to-go activities will be a big hit with your students, and save you precious time at the beginning of the school year! Included are all about me pages, along with ice br
Calm Down Techniques will help you teach your students strategies to calm down when they are upset. It includes a class read aloud, calm down posters, calm down cards, yoga cards, deep breaths visual, book list, positive notes, and more! Teaching students how to manage their emotions is a life skill
This back to school INB pack is the perfect way to engage your students from day one and build a strong classroom community.
15 FUN ACTIVITIES INCLUDED:
• Find a Friend Who... Flaps
• Classmate Interview Flapbook
• All About My Teacher Flaps
• Draw a Picture Flaps (Addition
Get your students thinking about their thinking with this growth mindset craftivity. This resource focuses on the differences between fixed and growth mindset. There are 6 panels, each with a different question to answer. There is also a blank template panel if you want to add your own question.
What is this?
If you are familiar with the work of Carol Dweck and others, you know that nurturing a “growth mindset” in our students is a critical part of our jobs. Students who believe they can learn, who recognize that hard work pays off, and that minor setbacks lead to more growth actually can
Looking for a way to help children follow the rules? Need to curb tattling in a healthy way? Hoping to get your kids to use their words more?
These citizenship lessons are designed to support your success in those areas! :)
Lesson 1: Following the Rules
Use anchor charts I've provided to lead a
This set of cards is a fun way to help your students learn to pay close attention to directions. Each card features a different set of mostly multi-step directions to follow. Students use the included fun-shapes answer sheet to record their responses. The cards are a mix of higher level thinking, mat
This is a HUGE bundled pack of all of my Character Development Craftivities with Original Poems, Journal/Goal Setting Guide, Posters and Character Award Certificates! This bundle is perfect for any classroom wishing to create leaders and instill character development.
You can purchase each of the
Use these 39 What to Do Task Cards to help your student learn classroom procedures for greater independence throughout the year. Each card focuses on a common procedure or desired behavior. Use as discussion prompts, bell work, at a center, or as journal prompts.
As the school year begins, it's always fun to learn more about your students in a way that celebrates individuality and promotes creativity! Use this beginning of the year memory lapbook as a creative way for students to set goals, express their favorites, and have something to look back on for their
Back To School Activity Packet: 3rd Grade
This back to school packet is the perfect way to kick off the year in your third grade classroom! These fun, ready-to-go activities will be a big hit with your students, and save you precious time at the beginning of the school year! Include
Growth Mindset PowerPoint: This 85-slide PowerPoint is designed to introduce your students to 5 major components of growth mindset beliefs. Along with the PowerPoint, it contains lesson plans for 5 days, directions on how to split the PowerPoint into 5 lessons, PowerPoint companions, and 5 wo
Bullying can cause hurt feelings, tears, and emotional scars. This pack helps define the many different types of bullying as well as how to handle it in different situations.
Bullying Definition Posters
• What is Bullying? poster set (includes definitions and examples for: bullying
UPDATED for 2017!
This fun little activity book is a great way to say goodbye to 2016 and usher in 2017 with your students! The pages are printed 2 to a sheet, so you can copy and cut for each student. Each page has a tab along the left side for you to staple.
The end of the year is a great time to reinforce the classroom community you've worked so hard to build. Use these resources to have students create meaningful and character-building gifts for one another that they will cherish for years.
-How to give a good complimen
Back to School Super Hero Mega Pack: Get ready for a super beginning of the year! This 150+ page file will help you with all aspects of starting your school year. It contains printable super hero themed room decor, open house activities and forms, vital first week forms and parent communication, and
This is a Needs and Wants unit that includes a three day lesson plan, color sorting cards for your pocket chart or center, sorting cut and paste activity for students, an easy reader, posters, and a mini booklet for your students to complete. I have included 5 versions of the wants and needs mini-b
Classroom Jobs in RAINBOW with bright bold colors design! Use classroom jobs in your class to build a sense of community and give students some responsibility. This set will help you manage your classroom jobs.
This has been designed to use a clip chart but can also be used in a pocket chart.
*190 room-to-write slides: These slides have prompts at the TOP of the slide with white blank space underneath. Your students will have room to post their responses underneath the prompts. They can either write under the prompt using your SmartBoard marker or simply placing a sticky note on the board
This is a collection of Morning Meeting greeting and activity cards. The Morning Meeting can be used in any classroom to build community and communication skills.
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You can use these cards in many ways.
1. Print these cards, cut them out, and use them as a visual introduction to citizenship.
â€¢ Show the students these cards and ask them if the children shown are being good citizens or if they are following rules at home, school, or in the community.
â€¢ Use th
Character Education is the most important thing we teach our students because their character will effect the very person they become.
This is a great unit that will help you develop a safe, caring classroom community. Students will learn empathy as they learn about each of these character qualiti
Valentine's Day Resource:
February is the perfect time to spread love and kindness all around! Your students will fall in love with The Love Monsters in this little packet.
The Love Monsters are little creatures that encourage others to spread love and kindness all around, and "when you get caught
Self Control Bubbles are an easy and effective teaching tool to use in any classroom. All you need is some dollar store bubbles!
This file contains an explanation of how to implement this strategy, a label for your Self Control Bubbles, and 3 simple recording sheets.
I hope you love using this str
If you like to use read alouds for different contents such as Reading or Social Studies, and The Kissing Hand is one of them, use this simple hat pattern to conclude your story. Your students will also learn to identify the main character or characters in the story while using this hat pattern.
4 Social Skills worksheets. I use these after reading the books below, but they would be a great worksheet without.
Who is a Friend, Who is Not
How to lose all your friends (book - How to lose all your friends - Nancy Carlson)
Interrupting others (book - My mouth is a volcano - Julia Cook)
The packet contains two 11 x 17 posters illustrating Bucket Fillers are people who... and Bucket Dippers are people who... I am using Bucket Fillers and Bucket Dippers Posters as my classroom rules. The packet also includes an activity to use after the reading. The children will hear scenarios that I
There are four main lessons to this citizenship unit. Within each lesson are a few activities. Depending of the age of your students, each lesson might take several days or weeks.
1. Lesson one: Citizenship scenarios and skits
Standards: CCRA.SL.1 and CCRA.SL.4
Students work in cooperative groups t