6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 24, 2013 7:44 AM by Lynne Hoffman RSS

Calling All New Teachers! Start the Year off Right!

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Are you starting your career as a teacher? Are you teaching a new grade level or content area? Are you anxious and excited? This is the place to share ideas and collaborate with your fellow teachers who are in the same position.

 

Let's start off by posting one of your all time cool ideas for beginning the school year! - I always had the students do a scavenger hunt to get to know one another as soon as they arrived. They had to find someone who was not born here or someone whose birthday is in July and other facts like that. I always read The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown and then we made a class Important Book with each child completing a page about the important things about them. Finally I always made sure to have a neighbor teacher snap a class photo and each one, year after year, was framed on my desk. The kids loved coming back and seeing how they had grown. I still have those framed pictures :-) So let's share some more ideas!

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