A colleague of mine says there are two good reasons for going into teaching –
JULY AND AUGUST!
Joking apart, sometimes such a long school holiday can make the return to work more difficult than you’d expect after such a long rest.
My favourite activities for the start of school:
With preschoolers, I take their photos and get them to draw around their hands and decorate these. This is an activity I go back to at the end of the school year, when we do exactly the same activity and look at how much they’ve grown and changed.
Check out: http://abcteach.com/directory/theme_units/back_to_school/ & http://www.teachingheart.net/ultimate.html for some great photocopiables and activities to use.
If you are redecorating your classroom and need to creat some instant displays, go to:
http://www.communication4all.co.uk/ to print off and laminate.
Check out the Classroom Basics section on:
and their Display Borders