Back-to-school time is just around the corner and that means gearing up for the upcoming school year. The start of a new school year is always an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming with alllllll the things. Here are 5 back to school resources that are sure to help you at the beginning of the school year.
1. CLASS SLIDES
Class slides are a GAME CHANGER! Not only do they help students stay on track, but they can also help teachers! Class slides are a great way to display expectations, student groups, and include timers so students can see how much time is left to complete a task.
Display the slides any time of day…
- independent reading
- indoor recess
- social studies
2. GROWTH MINDSET POSTERS
Classroom decor should be cute and welcoming, but also functional. It is something students and teachers can refer to often without feeling overwhelmed. A great idea for functional and meaningful decor, and a classroom favorite, is always the growth mindset poster.
Not only are these posters a powerful reminder, but they are also something that is eye-catching and bright! The message of the posters can be reviewed as often as needed. The posters serve as a great daily reminder of the power of yet, and are an easy way to incorporate powerful conversations into a new year. Use these posters in conversations about SEL. They are also great conversation starters when your class begins goal setting.
3. CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT BINGO
An ALL TIME FAVORITE! Teachers and students love using this school bingo as a classroom management game! Using this classroom management system at the beginning of the year can set the tone for expectations for the entire year.
You and your students can choose a specific target to work on. This could be voice level, transitions, the list goes on! Incorporating goal setting is a great opportunity for students to take ownership of classroom rules and expectations in their new classroom. Then you can work together towards a common goal by choosing a prize when a bingo is earned. This is always the best part! Kids of all ages love this game and prizes don't have to cost anything either!
4. SUB BINDER
As if lesson plans, meet the teacher night, making copies and all the things isn't enough, many districts also require sub plans. This sub binder is the perfect template to make creating a sub-binder quick and easy. The best part, you can decide if you want a digital or printable version! Or maybe a combination of both! This is a back to school resource to set you up for success!
Use the templates to plug in your information and you're all done!
Creating a classroom that is truly a community isn't always easy. Taking time at the beginning of the year to get to know each student but also allowing them to interact is so important. Finding ways to foster a positive classroom community is easy using classgram.
Snap pictures throughout the year at fun events or even during daily activities. Add those photos to the Classgram bulletin board and create a cozy spot full of memories that promotes a positive classroom culture and helps students feel a strong sense of community. The best part – you can make Classgram different sizes depending on the space you have! There are options to make the posters paper-sized or poster-sized. This bulletin can also act as a time capsule, holding memories all the way through the end of the year. Either way…students will LOVE looking at the photos you add to classgram!
Hopefully, you can use these great resources to start the beginning of your school year off on the right foot. These great activities can help encourage positivity and good vibes that can carry you all year long!
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