What do you do on the first day of school? 16 Fun Back-to-School Ideas for Teachers!

Hey there, teacher friends. Welcome back! This is a little Back-to-School Ideas blog post round-up for all your back-to-school needs. From planning ideas to setting up your classroom, you will find some great ideas for preparing your new students!

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Back to School Ideas: Before School Starts

If you are anything like me, I started planning for back-to-school in the summer. I would start looking for ideas and pinning them to my Back-to-School Ideas Pinterest Board. Here are some other ways that I would start getting ready for back to school:

Setting Up Your Classroom for Back-to-School

I am a total geek, but I loved setting up my classroom for back-to-school! It was always so satisfying to see it all squeaky clean, with brand-new supplies ready for my new group of cherubs. Ahhhh…lovely.

Back-to-School Ideas: Open House

Ah…the Open House! I had so many mixed feelings about it, but I loved meeting my new students and putting faces to the names on my list. Check out this post for fun ideas for your Back-to-School Open House (don’t forget to grab your freebies)!

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Back-to-School Ideas: First Day of School

Here are a few fun Blog Posts with some fantastic First Day of School Ideas (my favorite is the first one):

Back To School Ideas: Classroom Community

Start your new school year off right by building your classroom community! Get to know your new students and help them get to know each other. Check out these posts with some ideas for building your classroom community:

Back-to-School Ideas: Early Finishers

You know you have them, so what do you do with your students who are early finishers? Check out these posts with fun ideas on keeping your fast finishers engaged and learning when they finish their work.

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