If you're like me, you're probably wondering where the summer went! Many folks are already back to school, and many more are heading back this week. That's why I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to host a Back to School Blog Hop and Giveaway.
I've teamed up with Troy Decoff at Classroom Friendly Supplies and 10 other TpT Teacher-Author-Bloggers to bring you an amazing giveaway! Plus, each participating teacher will he sharing his or her favorite back-to-school tips and you might even snag a freebie or two!
Grand Prize ($122 value)
- Pencil Sharpener in color of your choice from Classroom Friendly Supplies
- Your choice of $25 in products from Tools for Teachers by Laurah J OR A blog design
- 10 units donated by Awesome TpT Teacher-Author-Bloggers (see list below)
2nd Prize ($88 value)
- Your choice of $25 in products from Tools for Teachers by Laurah J
- 10 donated by Awesome TpT Teacher-Author-Bloggers (see list below)
Items donated by participating Teacher-Author-Bloggers:
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Back to School Tip and Freebie from Laurah J.
Remember that the first few days back at school set the tone for the entire year. Any behavior program you intend to use for classroom management should be put in place immediately and adhered to strictly. If you've been trying without success to find a classroom management system you like, consider Chris Biffie's Whole Brain Teaching. I found it incredibly successful (and fun) to use with my students in grades 3-5. I even created a set of posters appropriate for use with upper elementary students that are aligned with Whole Brain Teaching. They are FREE in my TpT store!
Another tip I have for back to school is to begin building a classroom community of friendship and respect right away. The best way to do this is to allow students time to get to know one another! My Get to Know You Cootie Catchers that I originally created to help my ESOL students practice social language can be a great back to school icebreaker activity for your classroom! They are also FREE in my TpT store!
I hope that back to school will be fun for you and your class this year and will set the tone for a great year of learning adventures!!