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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.


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


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
Perfect Attendance Award
Weekly Lesson Plan Form
Teacher Post-Evaluation Form
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
Scantron® Sheets
More Popular Printables

Awards & Certificates

Star Performance Award
Certificate of Outstanding Performance
Good Citizen Award
Acts of Kindness Award
Graduation Certificate
Homework Pass
Special Achievement Award
More Awards & Certificates

Art of Teaching Resources

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

Lesson Plans

What Am I? Icebreaker
Similar and Different
First Day Celebration
Remembering Names
How Do You Say Hello?
Paper Making
More Popular Lesson Plans

Assessment Resources

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

Classroom Management

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

Art Activities

Creating an Effective Physical Classroom Environment
Make a Giving Tree
Poster Evaluation
Back-to-School Math Bulletin Board
Squiggle Drawing
Tips on Creating Art Bulletin Boards
Art Survival Tips for the Elementary Classroom
More Art Activities


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


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

Bulletin Boards

Bulletin Board Tips
Bulletin Boards Printable Book (Grades K-8)
Apple Bulletin Board: Responsibility
Bulletin Boards Printables Slideshow
Make a Rainbow Bulletin Board
Cat Bulletin Board
Apple Bulletin Board Example
More Bulletin Boards

Teacher-Parent Collaboration

Parent-Teacher Conference Resources
Teacher-Parent Collaboration
Open House Resources
Parent-Teacher Conferences: Before, During, and After
Student Progress Report
Hosting a Successful Open House
Top 10 Teacher-Parent Collaboration Ideas
More Teacher-Parent Collaboration

Open House Resources

Positive Descriptions of Student Behavior
An Autobiographical Poem
Invitation to Open House: Sample Letter
"From the Desk of..." Stationery
Fifth-Grade Open House
Help Parents Deal with Homework
Welcome Parents Sign
More Open House Resources

Science, Health, & Safety Resources

Money-Saving Tips for Teachers
Third Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
First Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Fourth Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Second Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Kindergarten Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Sixth Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
More Science, Health, & Safety Resources

Language Arts Activities

Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How
Paragraph Writing: Similarities and Differences
Story Map Graphic Organizer
Same Name Word Puzzle
Presentation Rubrics
Five Elements of a Plot
TeacherVision.com RSS Feeds
More Reading & Language Arts Activities

Mathematics Resources

Top 10 Free Field Trips
Blank Pictographs
Tally Chart
Moxy's Magic Square Puzzle
Double Venn Diagram, Version 1
Guided Problem Solving
10 x 10 Grids
More Math Activities

Social Studies Activities

TeacherVision's Interactive 2015 Educators' Calendars [Canada]
TeacherVision's Interactive 2015 Educators' Calendars [United Kingdom]
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
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Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, American History, and the environment. Enjoy!

May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water 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.

Now available: Galactic Hot Dogs in print! Buy it at bookstores now.

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.