Elementary Classroom Survival Tips

Teaching calling on students  These survival tips will assist elementary teachers in reading, math, social studies, science, health, and more! Get prepared for your first day of teaching and successfully manage your classroom all year long with these resources. You'll also find advice for parents on ways they can help their child succeed in the classroom. Look below to find great tips for any subject! These resources are appropriate for teachers of kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, or fourth grade.

Survival Tips for Teachers

Survival Tips for Parents (Grades K-4)

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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.