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Back to School Lesson Plans
Back to School Lessons
It's nearly time for another year of school to start. The classroom walls are bare, the floors have been polished and a new group of students are eagerly looking forward to starting a new year.
Whether you are a classroom teacher, parent or homeschooler, this lens will lead you to exciting, hands-on learning activities to get your year off to a good start.
The bell is about to ring! It's almost time for school to start...
Best Book for Your Child's First Day of School - Best Back to School Book
Every classroom should have a copy of the Kissing Hand to help children deal with those first days of separation. Having a stuffed Chester Raccoon puppet will make the transition even easier for many children. In the story, Chester Raccoon is going to school for the first time. His mother has a special ritual to help him though the fear and uncertainty of his first day of school. Chester's mother has him hold out his hand, she places a kiss on his palm and tells him that that is her love that he can carry with him throughout the day.
You can reassure your children with this thoughtful story and then help them to make Kissing Hands of their own. Make the first day of school one of the very best days of school.
It's the first day of school for Chester the Raccoon. His loving mother knows just the thing to help him through that first day reminding him that her love will follow him throughout the day.
A plush Chester the Raccoon helps children to reenact the story and help them to overcome their fears of the first day of school.
Favorite Math Materials - Math Materials your child's teacher will love
These are a few of my very favorite teaching materials. Any teacher or homeschooling mom would love to receive these as a back to school gift.
Cuisenaire Rods are fun to build with and can represent mathematical concepts from counting and sorting to Algebra.
A whole year's worth of hands-on math games and activities for children in kindergarten to first grade
Are you ready to go Back to School? - It's almost time to go Back to School!
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As you look forward to the coming year, what kinds of lessons do you plan to teach? Are you open to new ideas? Would you like to find new and creative ways to make learning come alive for your children?
How are your lessons structured?
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