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Preparing Your Child to Start School – 20 Tips for a Smooth Transition and Happy Start to School.

Preparing Your Child to Start School - 20 Tips for a Smooth Transition and Happy Start to School.

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Children could take a 'selfie', mirror photos onto the class smart board and introduce themselves. Tell the class something they did before starting school, favourite colour, etc.

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A back-to-school penguin with some helpful words of advice for the new school year! General Tips for Starting School 1. Smile and introduce yourself to people- whether you’re sitting next to them or have seen them in more than one of your classes. Everyone likes to make new friends (even if we’re too shy to do it most of the time). 2. Find which clubs look interesting and go to their first meetings- there’s never an obligation to join, but you might meet a lot of new friends. 3. Get advice…

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Six Classroom Questions to start off the school year!

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from Sarah Smalley

Classroom Displays

I think something similar would be a nice welcoming display to create before term starts. It will be nice for the children to see themselves on the wall on their first day.

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Hopes and Dreams Activity-- great for the start of a new school year!

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100th day...100 acts of kindness Start this at the beginning of the school year.

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from Teachers Pay Teachers

Management Tools for Teachers: Surviving the First Week of School {and Beyond!}

Keeping the first week of school organized, starting with meet the teacher night forms. Time management ideas, step by step guidance to set you up for a successful school year, $

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Great idea for fairy tales! Using white butcher paper, the teacher wrote "Once up a time" at the beginning of the sheet, and "The end" at the end. Kids drew and wrote a story in between:)

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Programmes for Schools and Colleges. (I'd forgotten all about these, thanks to @Rosie HW Posy for pinning it).

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