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Back to School {Blog Hop!}

So it’s Back to School time!

The beginning of the year calls for setting up classroom routines, schedules, and using some fun activities to get your kiddos excited about the new school year.

I am teaming up with The Owl Teacher and some other fabulous bloggers to give you some Back to School tips and tricks, as well as an awesome giveaway!!

Here are some tips and tricks you can try in your classroom, not only at the beginning of the year, but throughout the whole school year!

Brain breaks are a great way to enhance student engagement and keep students on their toes throughout the day. It breaks things up and it creates some blood flow for the brain! I created these brain break cards that you can cut out and glue to some popsicle sticks. When you and your kiddos are in need of a break, pull out a card and complete the task! These breaks help get students movin’ and groovin’. 

This is another one of my favorites. At the end of each day, I pick 3 to 4 students that have exemplified great citizenship, workmanship, and behavior. I fill out my little Student of the Day slip and write something about them that they did that day that made them earn “Student of the Day.” They get to take that slip home and show it off on the refrigerator. My kiddos love being Student of the Day! It’s a great incentive and a great way to give your kiddos some recognition. Throughout the day I would remind students about Student of the Day by saying, “Oh WOW! It’s going to be so hard to pick a Student of the Day today!”

Using clock partners is a great way to set up a buddy match system in your classroom. This helps your students work cooperatively and creates smooth transitions in the classroom. I usually have students find their clock partners on the first day of school. This is a nice way to have students get to know each other on their first day of school!

I love it when my kiddos reach the top of the chart, and so do they! When your students reach the top of the chart, give them an extra reward with a top of the chart card! Print them out in different colors. Your kiddos will be so excited to collect them all throughout the year!

Do you have that treasure box in your classroom that constantly needs updating and revitalizing? Maybe you’re spending $100 at the Dollar Tree just trying to keep up on your students’ prizes. Well…prize box cards are a much better way to reward your students, and it doesn’t hurt your wallet! These prizes get students really excited and they don’t require you to spend money filling a treasure box.

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