Finding the right read-alouds at the beginning of the school year can help alleviate student anxiety. For lower elementary grades this is particularly important. Stock your read-aloud basket with some of the great titles below to get you started.
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Starting the year off with the right messages and themes in your classroom can mean the difference between a great year and one where you are counting down the days until summer break. Those positive messages not only come from what is said, but how the classroom looks. Creating bulletin boards with themes that promote
by Diana Remick, Monthly Columnist Wow! Where has the summer gone? Here it is July and the stores are stocking the shelves with school supplies and advertising for Back-to-School sales! I just finished teaching summer school and packed my classroom for summer cleaning. My plan is to take a couple of weeks off before heading
Colorful, vibrant bulletin boards make a world of difference in the look and feel of the classroom. When students are treated to a bright display of their own work, their classroom jobs, or reminders of their goals for the school year, their attitudes change and their enthusiasm pops. Capture the good vibes at the beginning
Some teachers like to hand out goodie bags to their students during Meet the Teacher or Back to School Night, but others like to wait until the first day of school. No matter when you hand them out, goodie bags can be an easy and inexpensive way to treat your students to some back to
What Would You Do With $250 in Free School Supplies? Would you buy new dry erase boards? Maybe you have your eye on a great pocket chart stand that you would love to have? What three things are on your Most Wanted list? Really Good Stuff and Hot Chalk’s Lesson Plans Page want to know!
by Steve Reifman, Monthly Columnist At the beginning of each school year, it is important for teachers to address the following four priorities. Giving these critical areas the time and emphasis they deserve will pay big dividends for you, your students, and their families.
Back-to-school is upon us! Do you have what you need to be ready? Check out the list below and leave a comment if your must-have item is missing!
Need some last minute back-to-school resources for the first day of school? The 20 activities and teaching resources below are sure to help make those first few days of school much less stressful.
by Hadar Maor, Monthly Columnist With another school year around the corner, I’m sure there are many things on your mind! Setting up the perfect bulletin boards, making new name tags, sharpening hundreds of pencils! And on top of all of that, making sure that your students feel welcome in their new classroom. What’s a