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Kind Words Sensory Lesson Friendship Activity The sensory aspect of this lesson—sandpaper and cotton balls—really hits the mark! Social skills including empathy and kindness, which are not intuitive for all preschoolers, are effectively reinforced. Preschool Lessons, Preschool Classroom, In Kindergarten, Preschool Activities, Social Skills Activities, Social Skills Lessons, Science For Preschoolers, Manners Preschool, Kindergarten Preparation
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Kind Words Sensory Lesson Friendship Activity

Do you need a hands-on, sensory lesson to teach about kind words? You will love this! Perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and even older kids! Also part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids!

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Social Distancing Greetings

Are you preparing to return to school after COVID-19 school closures? These posters are the perfect way to show students how to safely socially interact in these unprecedented times. Returning to school after lockdown will be challenging and your students will benefit from explicit instruction for i...

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Back To School Crayon Frame

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Classroom Covid-19 Rules Posters

Back-to-school looks different this year. Help little ones understand how to keep themselves and others safe with these bright posters. These posters will serve as reminders to your students to help keep their germs to themselves, wear their mask, stay in their own space and more. With farmhouse ...

Add this sweet note to an applesauce pouch for an open house table away. Preschool First Day, September Preschool, First Day Of School Activities, Kindergarten First Day, Back To School Night, 1st Day Of School, Beginning Of The School Year, Back To School Gifts, School Stuff
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Open House Gift

Add this sweet note to an applesauce pouch for an open house table away.

How To Produce Elementary School Much More Enjoyment Loved Doing This Project And Reading The Story By Jaymiletsky Its A Wonderful Story About A Rock Who Is Flat Beginning Of The School Year, First Day Of School, Social Emotional Learning, Social Skills, Social Work, Emotional Kids, Library Lessons, Library Ideas, Classroom Community
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Diane Alber on Instagram: “Loved doing this #kindnessrocks project and reading the story #rickytherock by @jaymiletsky Its a wonderful story about a Rock who is flat…”

Loved doing this #kindnessrocks project and reading the story #rickytherock by @jaymiletsky Its a wonderful story about a Rock who is flat…

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Super-Fun Activities For "First Day Jitters"

1-2-3 Come Do Some "First Day Jitters" Activities With Me Do you read “First Day Jitters”, by Julie Danneberg? It is one of my students’ all-time favorite back to school books. With that in mind, I designed “Jit Lit”. It’s a labor of love - jumbo packet (o...

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First Month Fun

Hi! Late last month, I did a post highlighting what I do on the first day of school (We started August 14). In case you missed it, you ca...

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CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM FREEBIE for first week of kindergarten

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These Windsock Crafts are really easy to make. You and your kiddos will have a great time crafting and bonding together making a windsock for all the different seasons and holidays throughout the years. Many include free templates to make crafting the windsocks super simple. #iheartcraftythings Kindergarten Christmas Crafts, Halloween Crafts For Toddlers, Christmas Crafts For Kids To Make, Animal Crafts For Kids, Summer Crafts, Toddler Crafts, Preschool Crafts, Diy Crafts For Kids, Fun Crafts
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Fun & Easy DIY Windsock Crafts for Kids

These Windsock Crafts are really easy to make. You and your kiddos will have a great time crafting and bonding together making a windsock for all the different seasons and holidays throughout the years. Many include free templates to make crafting the windsocks super simple. #iheartcraftythings

meet the teacher night I cannot believe it's that time of year again! The summer has gone by soooooo fast. Monday is our Open House/Meet the Teacher Night and I wanted to share so Night Before School, Back To School Night, Beginning Of The School Year, New School Year, Kindergarten First Day, Kindergarten Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Kindergarten Rocks, Classroom Resources
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Open House Freebies

Monday is our Back to School Open House/Meet the Teacher Night, so I have been busy getting the finishing touches done on my room and setting things out for Open House. I have done Magic Confetti in the past, but when I came across the idea for Jitter Glitter instead from my friend, Krissy, at Mrs. Miner's Monkey Business, I knew I was changing it up. I made this right away and headed to Dollar Tree. I was able to buy these little packets of glitter 5/$1, but the little tubes of glitter that…

Jitter Beans – an activity for the first day or first week of school! Goes along… Jitter Beans – an activity for the first day or first week of school! Goes along with the book First Day Jitters! School Classroom, School Fun, Back To School, School Week, Autism Classroom, Future Classroom, School Stuff, Classroom Ideas, First Week Of School Ideas

7 of my Favorite Back to School Read Alouds

Jitter Beans - an activity for the first day or first week of school! Goes along with the book First Day Jitters!

Jitter Beans – an activity for the first day or first week of school! Goes along… Jitter Beans – an activity for the first day or first week of school! Goes along with the book First Day Jitters! School Classroom, School Fun, Back To School, School Week, Autism Classroom, Future Classroom, School Stuff, Classroom Ideas, First Week Of School Ideas

7 of my Favorite Back to School Read Alouds

Jitter Beans - an activity for the first day or first week of school! Goes along with the book First Day Jitters!

Jitter Glitter Back to School Freebie Jitter Glitter and poem: Terrific idea for a meet the teacher night prior to the first day of school. Back To School Poem, Back To School Night, 1st Day Of School, Beginning Of The School Year, School Days, School Stuff, First Day Activities, Back To School Activities, Class Activities
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Jitter Glitter Back to School Freebie

It doesn't matter how many years I have been teaching, the back to school section, the feel of fall in the air, and the smell of new books always brings on the same anxious feeling I had as a child as school was about to begin.