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Introducing Yourself This Back to School

I started this Back to School tradition a few years ago. I wanted to put students and parents at ease before they came into my classroom for the first time for Meet Your Teacher Day.


Back to School About Me
2015

I made an “About Me” poster and put it on the wall outside the classroom so that when parents arrived, they would look at the pictures and get a sense of who they were about to meet. 


"I think doing that shows that we are a person like everyone else, and takes away a lot of the anxiety that our newcomers might be feeling."

 

With many schools not reopening during distance learning, sending a message to our students' families with the same intention is a thoughtful gesture! 


Sharing a few things about yourself is a great way to spark a conversation with parents, and to get students sharing about themselves!


2020

I made this image using an 8 x 8 slide in PowerPoint, then saving my slide as a JPEG, but there are several free apps, like CANVA, that make it super easy to make a picture collage like this.

 

That’s it! You can attach the image to your messages and help little hearts feel less anxious this Back to School Season!

 

Here’s another idea for the beginning of the School Year!

Create a Classroom Puzzle by putting these student-made puzzle pieces together!

 

Puzzle Template

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I hope these ideas resonated with you!


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Back to School Samples

Dear Fabulous Teachers,


I want to wish all of you a strong Back to School month. I know how hard you are working, how much time you are devoting to getting your plans written and your materials ready to go.

 

My way of supporting you is by sharing a few weeks worth of samples that you can use right away to review skills with your students.

 

These materials can be used as morning work, homework, in small groups, and will give you an idea of your students’ prior knowledge.

 

Feel free to take everything you need, and have a joyful year!

 

Adriana



 

K - 1

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Free Distance Learning Materials

With the recent closing of schools due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID – 19), elementary teachers are looking for ways to teach remotely. Parents are being challenged to create a new learning routine at home, help with assignments, and in many cases, to add educational opportunities to their children’s schedules.

As a classroom teacher I’ve always created materials that were child-friendly and parent-friendly as well. In this post, you will find FREE SAMPLES of printer-friendly, simple and contained materials that are easy for parents to implement, and perfect for remote learning! Make sure to DOWNLOAD your FREEBIES!



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Math Homework | Spiral Review

Common Core aligned, inviting, and packed with real work, this weekly spiral review is perfect for distance learning! Assignments are modeled so parents know exactly what to do. After a quick explanation, young students can complete the homework independently! What’s more, there’s just the right amount of work for each day of the week!






Language Homework|Spiral Review

With Monday-Thursday activities, this packet reviews Reading, Writing, and Language Arts skills. All the activities are Common Core aligned, easy for parents to understand, and the work is done right on the page! 



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I hope these resources make a difference in your day, and that your students look forward to working on them.
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