Books / Read Alouds for the Beginning of the School Year

45 Kindergarten Books for the Beginning of the School Year

One of my favorite parts of the school day is reading aloud to my students.  It allows me to share my LOVE of reading and instill a love of books in my students.  It is a time where we can connect, share experiences, and build a classroom community.  I pause often throughout the reading to ask […]

Dog Theme Classroom Decor & Back to School Activities (Editable)

Dog Theme Classroom

I have decided to share my favorite back to school theme – DOGS!  The editable classroom decor and fun first week of school activities are designed to save you prep time during the hectic first weeks of school and create a welcoming environment for your new students. Editable Dog Name Tags and Desk Nameplates Name […]

Beach Theme Classroom Decor Ideas & First Day of School Activities

first day of school award beach theme

Since the beach is one of my favorite places in the world, it’s only natural that I chose it as one of my classroom themes! It’s my happy place and since I want my classroom to also be a happy place, it makes sense that I do a lot of beach decor.  Because if I’m […]

Welcome Back to School Treats & Printable Template

Welcome Back to School, First Day of School Treats This cute idea is always a howling success with students!  It can be used as a welcome to school treat on the first day of school or as a favor for Open House Night. Materials needed: Scooby Doo graham cracker sticks ribbon sandwich bags treat bag […]