Back to School Tips and Activities




Back to School Tips


How to Start School Successfully Good advice for beginning teachers and a reminder to seasoned teachers.

Instant Ideas for Busy Teachers By Barbara and Sue Gruber

Tips for Getting Organized. There are some good tips here for organizing everything in your room.

Back to School Checklist This checklist will help beginning teachers and is a reminder to veteran teachers


Back to School Activities


Back to School Ideas, Lesson Plans, and Activities
A wealth of "Back to School" material from A to Z Teacher Stuff here.

Several first day activities here.

Name Review
Some ideas here for learning student's names. Of course now you would use a phone or digital camera for taking the photos.

Icebreaker Activities  Some "Getting to Know You" activities from Education World


Parent Involvement and Open House


Open House Invitation Just print and write in the date and time.

Back to School Night Invitation Just print and write in the date and time.

Suggestions for Preparing for Open House
Activities to show parents what their children are learning and how they can take an active role in their children's education.
      
Getting Parents Involved Learn how to overcome obstacles to get parents involved. 



Resources for Parents

Many of the following can be made available to parents at Open House or conferences.


Websites

Top Ten Ways to Improve Reading Skills A list of ways parents can help their hild improve reading skills, This is from school.familyeducation.com.

What Are Your Childs Special Gifts  An evaluation to help find a childs special gifts and unique learning style.

Resources Listed by Grade Level Information about and activities
by grade level.

Great Tech Expectations  What should elementary students be able to do and when?


Printable Resources for Parents


Free Handout About the Importance of Regular Attendance  This handout from attendanceworks.org stresses the importance of regular school attendance.

Reading Tips for Parents of Preschoolers This free printout is from from Reading Rockets.

Reading Tips for Parents of Kindergarteners This free printout is from from Reading Rockets.

Reading Tips for Parents of First Graders This free printout is from from Reading Rockets.

Reading Tips for Parents of Second Graders This free printout is from from Reading Rockets.

Reading Tips for Parents of Third Graders This free printout is from from Reading Rockets.


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