I would want to buy blank puzzle pieces and have each child decorate a piece or write their name, then it would be a finished puzzle! Back To School Craft and Bulletin Board Idea Could be a fun team building activity/ice breaker.
Great use of 7 habits of Happy kids. Instead of working on multiple behaviors allat once which can be challenging with the younger ones, I like the idea of sticking with one specific behavior goal for the entire week until it's changed.
27 Ways to increase family involvement in your class - Could you try JUST TWO of these strategies before the end of the school year? How about one & plan to adopt another new one for back to school? You know there's room for more family involvement.
Need a fun classroom management activity to get kids focused and ready for the day? Teachers can set-up a DIY Question of the Day board with a drip pan and a few simple materials. Kids will love reading the different questions posted each school day!
If you didn't start out your year (all grade levels) discussing bucket filling, go back. it's not too late! For great anchor chart activity to go with the book: Have You Filled a Bucket Today? Teach your students compassion and empathy.