Category Archives: back to school

Back to School Routines and Procedures for Teachers

  Supplies…check    Classroom organized and ready for students….check   Classroom Routines and Procedures?  Here’s a reminder list to have worked out before the first day of school. Try to post important details in the classroom as reminders to students. Storage of backpacks, coat, lunches Entering the classroom Homework (and notes, etc. from home) collection box Attendance… Read More »

Back-to-School Parent Tips

It’s always a good idea to pick-up a Parent Map brochure when you are in a large bookshop or a place where items for back-to-school are sold. It’s free and has great articles amid it’s collection of ads for various school and functions around western Washington state. (I can’t tell if it’s produced in any… Read More »

Back to School, Back to Math

Now’s a great time to play a few math-themed games to relight a spark in math skills. Check out my Pinterest pages ( and my Teachers Pay Teachers account ( well as my website for tons of math games at a variety of skill levels. NOTE: The site is closing Sept. 14th forever so… Read More »

Engage your ‘Can Do’

Find joy every day. Your attitude and positive ways of engaging students will brighten the hours you spend with your class. Fill your classroom with positive energy. The site Big Life Journal provides growth mindset ideas and free resources, as well as purchasable materials. Subscribe for free! Display student work that shows each student’s best… Read More »

Using Volunteers

Now’s the Time! Volunteer in A School  Volunteering is easy as making  phone call to a local school. You’ll find your local schools listed in the front of your phone directory someplace near county and city listings. What can you volunteer to do? gather supplies for a busy teacher help in the school library help… Read More »