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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 20 Bulletin Boards
Top 10 Icebreakers to Get to Know Your Students
Top 10 Behavior Management Tips for the Classroom
Top 15 Pieces of Advice from Veteran Teachers
Top 10 Things Every Teacher Needs in the Classroom
Top 10 Great Books on Teaching
Top 10 Free (& Cheap) Rewards for Students
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 Your Student
Assignment Record
Getting to Know You
Multipurpose Class List
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

Multiple Intelligences Chart
Classroom Management
Behavior Analysis Log
Report Card Comments & Phrases—Personality & Attitude
Creating an Effective Physical Classroom Environment
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

Adaptations and Modifications for Students with Special Needs
Getting to Know Your Students
Lesson Planning Forms and Resources
Classroom Forms
Awards and Certificates
Behavior Management Forms
Bulletin Boards
More Classroom Management Resources


The Five Senses - Kindergarten
Make a Giving Tree
"Getting to Know You" Interview Sheet
Getting to Know You Bingo
Top 10 Back to School Printables Gallery
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
Teacher-Parent Collaboration
Parent-Teacher Conference Resources
Conference Documentation Form
Invitation to Open House: Sample Letter
Welcome Parents Sign
More Teacher-Parent Collaboration

Open House Resources

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

Arts & Crafts Activities

Classroom Tree Bulletin Board
Our First Classroom Book
Self Portrait Class Book
Squiggle Drawing
Poster Evaluation
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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October Calendar of Events
October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Fire Prevention Week (10/4-10), Metric Week (10/4-10), World Space Week (10/4-10), Earth Science Week (10/11-17), Chemistry Week (10/18-24), Teen Read Week (10/18-24), Make a Difference Day (10/24), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

Bullying Prevention Month
October is Bullying Prevention Month, and it's a crucial topic for teachers and administrators to address. Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm, and it can range from inflicting physical abuse to cyber-bullying (the use of cell phones, social networking sites, and other forms of technology to cause emotional distress). Learn how to recognize several forms of bullying and teasing, and discover effective techniques for dealing with and preventing bullying in your classroom.

Happy Halloween! Kids love this holiday and all the spooky decorations, games, and stories that go along with it. (Not to mention the candy, of course!) Take advantage of their enthusiasm with classroom connections and fun activities.