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Back-to-School Headquarters

Start your new year off with ease and enthusiasm, and be prepared to answer any questions you or your students might have. Our lesson plans, printables, activities, and advice range from assisting students in learning the school's layout and taking attendance to learning about your new students! Find icebreakers for getting to know your students' names and personalities, advice on seating charts and arranging the classroom, teacher time-savers, behavior management tips from veteran teachers, advice for communicating with parents, and much more.

Slideshows

Top 10 Things Every Teacher Needs in the Classroom
Top 10 Educational Technology Resources
Top 10 Behavior Management Tips for the Classroom
Top 10 Free (& Cheap) Rewards for Students
Top 10 Classroom Organization Tips
Top 10 Great Books on Teaching
Top 20 Bulletin Boards
More Slideshows for Teachers

Printables

Back to School Printable Book (K-12)
Summer Learning Guides for Grades K-6: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Bubble Answer Sheet
Centimeter Ruler, Inch Ruler, and Protractor
Weekly Lesson Plan Form
Scantron® Sheets
Paragraph Writing: Similarities and Differences
Behavior Analysis Log
Homework Pass
More Popular Printables

Awards & Certificates

Certificate of Outstanding Performance
Good News Notes
Star Performance Award
Certificate of Appreciation
Star Performer Certificate
Acts of Kindness Award
Hooray Certificates
More Awards & Certificates

Art of Teaching Resources

This Month's Interactive Educators' Calendar
TeacherVision's 2015 Interactive Educators' Calendars
Classroom Management
Report Card Comments—Academic Achievement & Improvement
Strategies for Teaching Culturally Diverse Students
Report Card Comments & Phrases—Personality & Attitude
Creating an Effective Physical Classroom Environment
More Art of Teaching Resources

Lesson Plans

Self-Portrait
What Am I? Icebreaker
First Day Celebration
Paper Making
Make a Rainbow Bulletin Board
Remembering Names
Similar and Different
More Popular Lesson Plans

Assessment Resources

Report Card Comments & Phrases—End of Year
Report Card Comments & Phrases—Language Arts & Reading
Report Card Comments & Phrases—Math
Teacher Self-Evaluation Form
Report Card Comments & Phrases—General and Handwriting
Incident Report
Weekly Grade Sheet
More Assessment Resources

Classroom Management

Report Cards: Advice & Suggested Comments
Classroom Forms
Bulletin Boards
Behavior Management Forms
Teaching Methods
Awards and Certificates
Behavior Management Resources
More Classroom Management Resources

Art Activities

Make a Giving Tree
Poster Evaluation
Back-to-School Math Bulletin Board
Tips on Creating Art Bulletin Boards
Classroom Tree Bulletin Board
Squiggle Drawing
Favorite Places Bulletin Board
More Art Activities

References

Coaching for Interview Questions
Report Cards: Advice for Parents
Literary Glossary
Attributes of First Graders
A Guide to Library Books: The Dewey Decimal System
First Grade Basic Skills
Adolescent Development
More Popular References

Icebreakers

The Five Senses - Kindergarten
Getting to Know You Bingo
Similar and Different
Top 10 Icebreakers to Get to Know Your Students
Bio Poem Handout
"Getting to Know You" Interview Sheet
A Visit to the Zoo Sub Kit (Grades 1-2)
More Icebreakers

Bulletin Boards

Bulletin Board Tips
People Who Help Us Learn Bulletin Board
Apple Bulletin Board: Responsibility
Cat Bulletin Board
Bulletin Boards Printables Slideshow
Apple Bulletin Board Example
Fall Reading Bulletin Board
More Bulletin Boards

Teacher-Parent Collaboration

Parent-Teacher Conference Resources
Teacher-Parent Collaboration
Parent-Teacher Conferences: Before, During, and After
Open House Resources
Conference Documentation Form
Top 10 Teacher-Parent Collaboration Ideas
Communicating Bad News to Parents
More Teacher-Parent Collaboration

Open House Resources

Positive Descriptions of Student Behavior
An Autobiographical Poem
Hosting a Successful Open House
Invitation to Open House: Sample Letter
Good Citizen Award
"From the Desk of..." Stationery
We Care About the Earth: Writing a PSA
More Open House Resources

Science, Health, & Safety Resources

Money-Saving Tips for Teachers
Green Classroom Practices That Save Money
An Ocean Adventure Sub Kit (Grades 3-4)
Laboratory Activity Rubric
Fall into Rhyme
A Day in Space Sub Kit (Grades 5-6)
Designing an Experiment Rubric
More Science, Health, & Safety Resources

Language Arts Activities

Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How
Story Map Graphic Organizer
Same Name Word Puzzle
Five Elements of a Plot
Presentation Rubrics
Sequencing
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
More Reading & Language Arts Activities

Mathematics Resources

Top 10 Free Field Trips
Blank Pictographs
TeacherVision.com RSS Feeds
Place-Value Charts: Tens and Ones
Tally Chart
Horizontal Bar Graph
Guided Problem Solving
More Math Activities

Social Studies Activities

TeacherVision's Interactive 2015 Educators' Calendars [United Kingdom]
TeacherVision's Interactive 2015 Educators' Calendars [Canada]
TeacherVision's Interactive 2015 Educators' Calendars [Australia]
Effective Accommodations for IEPs
Problem Solving Sheet
The IEP Cycle: The General Educator's Role
Substitute Teacher Information
More Social Studies Activities

Highlights

Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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