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In the first few weeks of a new school year, as I write my lesson plans, I include getting-to-know-you activities. These activities provide opportunities for the students to interact positively with one another.
The read-aloud books I choose for the first week of school set the tone for the year and help us begin to build our classroom community.
Six tips to help you arrange an organized and welcoming open house.
One teacher's tips for creating an organized and colorful environment where students feel safe, happy, and inspired to learn
Teaching 1st grade is a joy! Each day, children who are full of energy walk through my classroom door eager to learn. They gather around my table to read books, share desk space to interact with manipulatives and laptops, and sit with a shoulder...