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According to the firm hired to staff the Philadelphia School District, it is need of an unprecedented 5,000 substitute teachers for this coming school year, leading to the adoption of a heavy advertising campaign.
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Try one or more of these two activities to help students get to know one another early in the school year.
  Early Childhood Activity Bank My Name Is Try one or more of these two activities to help students get to know one another early in...
Create a large yellow school bus out of poster board and give it a window for each child in your class in this fun back-to-school activity that...
  Early Childhood Activity Bank Back-to-School Bus Create a large yellow school bus out of poster board and give it a window for each...
A story about a little raccoon who is scared to go to school helps lead children on an around-the-school scavenger hunt that helps settle their first...
  Early Childhood Activity Bank Take a School Tour First read to children The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn (Tanglewood Press). The...
It's time to brush up on those study skills. Fact Monster is a great online resource for doing just that.
Brush Up Those Study Skills: An Online Scavenger Hunt The Fact Monster is a great Internet fact resource for kids of all ages. This week,...
Using binders, help students make guidebooks to help them identify the adult faculty at school.
Early Childhood Activity Bank Who Do You See at School? Create a binder to help children get to know the adults at school. First take a...
In this homework activity, parents help students figure the costs of going back to school.
    Going Back to School Can Be Expensive!   Subjects Mathematics --Applied Math...
Students use crafting supplies and construction paper to create squares that represent them. Then, attach their squares to the bulletin board to make...
  Early Childhood Activity Bank Make a Bulletin Board Friendship Quilt Give each child a square of colored construction paper. Help...
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Students learn the proper use of the homophone groups there/their/they’re and to/too/two. Includes: Student worksheets and answer key.
Common Core Grammar Lesson: There, Their and They’re; To, Too and Two Subjects -Language Arts ---English ---Writing ---Grammar ---...
Discuss classroom rules and behavior, and then have students model classroom expectations as you them out in a designated area.
  Early Childhood Activity Bank Our Class Rules: 'A Picture-Perfect Class' As you talk about class rules and expected behaviors, ask...
Students discover learning strengths, create works of art, have fun following directions and more. Great for back-to-school time!
Fresh Ideas for Opening Day (Toss out those stale ideas!) Have you done the same first-day-of-school activities for years? Are you...