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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.

Content Galleries

Top 10 Things Every Teacher Needs in the Classroom
Top 20 Bulletin Boards
Top 10 Icebreakers to Get to Know Your Students
Top 10 Behavior Management Tips for the Classroom
Top 10 Free (& Cheap) Rewards for Students
10 Inspirational Quotes for Educators
Top 10 Educational Technology Resources
2015 Back-to-School Literature Guides & Activities
More Content Galleries for Teachers

Printable Worksheets & Forms

Back to School Printable Book (K-12)
Summer Learning Guides for Grades K-6: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Getting to Know You Bingo
Multipurpose Class List
Getting to Know You
Bathroom Pass (8 per sheet)
More Popular Printables

Awards & Certificates

Homework Pass
Good News Notes
Certificate of Outstanding Performance
Student of the Day Award
Acts of Kindness Award
More Awards & Certificates

The Art of Teaching

Weekly Lesson Plan Form
First Day at the Secondary Level
Bubble Answer Sheet
Strategies for Teaching Culturally Diverse Students
"Getting to Know You" Interview Sheet
More Art of Teaching Resources

BTS Lesson Plans

First Day Celebration
What Am I? Icebreaker
Remembering Names
A Back-to-School Conversation
More Popular Lesson Plans

Classroom Management

Classroom Forms
Getting to Know Your Students
Behavior Management Forms
Behavior Management Resources
Bulletin Boards
Report Cards: Advice & Suggested Comments
More Classroom Management Resources


"Getting to Know You" Game
Classroom Management
Make a Giving Tree
Top 10 Back to School Printables Gallery
The Five Senses - Kindergarten
More Icebreakers

Bulletin Boards

Back-to-School Math Bulletin Board
Bulletin Board Tips
Apple Bulletin Board: Responsibility
Cat Bulletin Board
Tips on Creating Art Bulletin Boards
More Bulletin Boards

Teacher-Parent Collaboration

Open House Resources
Hosting a Successful Open House
Getting to Know Your Student
Teacher-Parent Collaboration
Parent-Teacher Conference Resources
Conference Documentation Form
Invitation to Open House: Sample Letter
More Teacher-Parent Collaboration

Open House Resources

Positive Descriptions of Student Behavior
Welcome Parents Sign
"From the Desk of..." Stationery
An Autobiographical Poem
Fourth-Grade Open House
Third-Grade Open House
Preparing for the First Day of School
More Open House Resources

Advice for New Teachers

Class List/Grades
Questions Before, During, and After Reading
Levels of Questions in Bloom's Taxonomy
First Questions First
Popular Back-to-School Printables
More New Teacher Resources

Arts & Crafts Activities

Creating an Effective Physical Classroom Environment
Our First Classroom Book
Self Portrait Class Book
Classroom Tree Bulletin Board
Squiggle Drawing
More Arts & Crafts

Assessment Resources

Weekly Grade Sheet
Incident Report
Skill Assessment Form
Report Card Comments & Phrases—Language Arts & Reading
Report Card Comments & Phrases—End of Year
Teacher Self-Evaluation Form
Scantron® Sheets
More Assessment Resources


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Back to School Headquarters
It's time to go Back to School! Feeling unprepared? We have you covered! Check out our very best resources and advice for New Teachers (applicable for the new and experienced), as well as Bulletin Board ideas, Icebreakers, Open House materials, and general Classroom Management tips for a successful new school year.

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Do you receive our free newsletters? We send out seasonal content tie-ins, topical resources, and daily activities. And now when you sign up for any TeacherVision newsletter, we'll send you a packet of our most popular back-to-school essentials as a free gift!

September Calendar of Events
September is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Labor Day (9/7), Patriot Day (9/11), Grandparents Day (9/13), Rosh Hashanah (begins sundown 9/13), Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15-10/15), Constitution Week (9/17-23), Yom Kippur (begins 9/22), Autumn (begins 9/23), Ancestor Appreciation Day (begins 9/27), and Banned Books Week (9/27-10/3). Plus, celebrate Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and Library Card Sign-Up Month and all September long!

Discounts for Teachers
Start the new school year with cash in your pocket! We have some great ways to save money on the supplies that keep your classroom running: Money-Saving Tips for Teachers and Free & Cheap Rewards for Students. Plus, check out our Discounts for Teachers so you can save on office supplies, clothing, books, crafts and fabric, travel, and more!

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