Need a back to school team building activity? My kiddos 💕LoVeD💕 this cup building challenge! It's easy and cheap to put together. All you need are 6 plastic solo cups, a rubber band, and 5 pieces of ribbon for each group (I do 5/grp). Tie the ribbon to the rubber band and stack the cups one on top of each other to start. Students can only touch the ribbon - nothing else! They wrk together to wrap the rubber band around each cup unstack the cups and build a pyramid instead! #backtoschool #btsreadywithtpt #growthmindset
You gotta nourish to flourish! 🌱 😘This weekend we choose to nourish with birthday parties for loved ones and time at the lake with friends. After a wonderful and exhausting first week we both had long school to do lists but decided to recharge so we could hit this week running. So happy we did! Let's do this Monday! 💪#weekendfun #recharge #backtoschool #teacherlife
Absolutely love reading The Best Part of Me the first week of school! It fits right in with our growth mindset discussions and activities! Our first writing project was to create our own poems modeled after the book. We had so much fun using these templates and banners from @two.little.birds.tpt and @iteachwhatsyoursuperpower ! #btsreadywithtpt #teacherspayteachers
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Y'all...😍 I am starting #mcm early bc in the next room I can hear my sweet husband calling all of his students tonight wishing them a happy last day of summer break and see if they have any questions for tomorrow. These kids sound adorable, so much laughter already. 💗🕶#mcm #teacherlife #backtoschool #teachingfamily #buildingrelationships
One of the best #backtoschool tips I’ve learned over the years is to set students' desks up for success before they even walk in!🙌 Have you ever had a chaotic first morning of school? Students begin unpacking and asking, “Where do I put the Kleenex?” “Where do I put my pencils?” Meanwhile you’re trying to greet students at the door and help those already in the classroom...🤦♀️ I've been there. BUT - I have super easy solution for you and it's already to go for FREE. 😍 On each desk you should have: ♥a sharpened pencil (with a cute topper!) ready to go on each student’s desk before they walk in the door ♥ a resource that will give you insight into who they are that the students can begin working on: All About Me ABC's is my favorite! ♥a tone setter: (I use) a growth mindset bookmark This eliminates any need to unpack as soon as they enter, allowing you the ability to guide how they unpack and set up materials. After the bell rings we’ll come together and share some of what they wrote. They love seeing what they have in common and learning new things about their classmates. (I fill one out too!) Over the last 2 years I've seen amazing changes using the #growthmindset model, and I LOVE to start my new kiddos with it right away. As students look over their new (& bright! Thanks @astrobrights !) bookmarks it sets the tone for our first morning together when I’ll dive deeper into talking about the power of YET, positive attitudes, and a growth mindset. Sound like something you might want? Try it free via the link in my profile! 💗
Check out this AMAZING bulletin board by @adventuresofmssmith_ ! My students would LOVE to take their picture with this! How about yours? #backtoschoolinspiration ••••••••••••••••••••••••••Guys. I think I'm in LOVE with our 5th grade bulletin board this year! It might have taken 5 MILLION feathers, but it was SO worth it. @fifthwithsmith #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #iteach456 #teachersfollowteachers #iteachtoo #teachersofinstagram
#youknowyoureateacherwhen You still love back to school shopping!! 😍😍How cute is this pencil pouch?!